Why Is My Sump Pump Not Working?

If you’re experiencing flooding or water damage in your basement, a sump pump is an essential piece of equipment that can help protect your home. However, if your sump pump isn’t working correctly, it can leave your home vulnerable to water damage.

Why Is My Sump Pump Not Working

Some of the most common reasons why your sump pump may not be working are power issues, clogged or frozen discharge lines, a switch failure, or an old pump at the end of its lifespan. Continue reading to find out what you can do about it!

Common Reasons for Sump Pump Failure

Power issues: Sump pumps require electricity to operate, so if there is a power outage or tripped circuit breaker, your sump pump will not work. Check to ensure that your sump pump is plugged in, and the circuit breaker is on.

Clogged or frozen discharge line: If your sump pump discharge line is clogged or frozen, it can cause the pump to stop working. Inspect the discharge line to ensure that it is clear of debris or ice.

Float switch failure: The float switch is a crucial component of your sump pump that triggers the pump to turn on when the water level rises. If the float switch becomes stuck or fails to activate, it can cause your sump pump to malfunction.

Old or worn out sump pump: If your sump pump is old or has been in use for an extended period, it may have reached the end of its lifespan. Over time, parts can become worn or damaged, leading to a sump pump failure.

What Next?

If you’ve tried troubleshooting your sump pump and it still isn’t working, it’s time to call in the professionals. At EPS Hawaii, we offer expert sump pump repair and replacement services to help keep your home protected from water damage. Our experienced technicians will inspect your sump pump and identify the root cause of the issue. We’ll then provide you with a clear and transparent estimate for repair or replacement. With our 24/7 emergency service, you can rest assured that we’ll be there when you need us most. Don’t let a malfunctioning sump pump put your home at risk. Contact EPS Hawaii today by calling (808) 691-9309 Oahu, (808) 400-8811 Hawaii Island to schedule a consultation and get your sump pump back in working order.


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