You are asleep in your comfy bed and within the distance you hear a frightening sound. A sound that is coming from below. It is your sump pump alarm. So, what do you do when you hear the sump pump alarm? Do you ignore it? Act like it is not there? No! Immediately go and check! Your basement or crawl space could be underwater!
But, let’s say you check and there is no water anywhere. Mmmm? What could be the problem and how do you fix this annoying alarm keeping me awake during my beauty sleep? Let’s take a look at some things.
How Sump-Pump Sensors Work
Sensors hang a few inches above a certain line in your well. When the water gets too high and causes the sensor to float. That is when your alarm will go off.
Water is “too” High in Well.
Back-up Sump-Pump Has Taken Over
Sensor on Sump-Pump Has Gone Bad
Sump-Pump is Warning You of too Much Water
Some sump-pumps can detect if they are starting to run behind. If the weather outside is not so frightful (its pouring down rain). Your sump-pump can realize it is falling behind because the water level keeps activating the censor!
This can be a sign that you need to upgrade your sump-pump.
How to Reset Sump-Pump
This is a good way to get an official “good to go” if you attempted to fix a sensor or clog. Most sump-pumps have a reset or on/off switch somewhere on the outside of the unit.
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Are you having sump-pump problems? Carter’s My Plumber can help out! We will always give you a price before any work begins. Don’t hesitate to give us a call today @ 317-859-9999. Entrust us with your all your plumbing needs!