Expert Sump Pump Repair and Replacement in Albany

You probably don’t think about your sump pump until it rains hard. Then you count on it running like it should so your Albany basement doesn’t sustain water damage.

Sump pumps can stop working for several various reasons.

We’ve witnessed it all. If your pump isn’t draining properly, get in touch with the Experts at Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to investigate the problem.

We’ll take a look at your pump during our visit and offer preventive maintenance advice, so it won’t quit when you need it most.

Common Causes of Sump Pump Failure

Sump pumps can cease running for several different reasons:

  • Power interruption
  • Lack of maintenance
  • Too small of a unit
  • Incorrect installation
  • Switch problems
  • Icy or clogged discharge lines
  • Age (average life span is 10 years)

Sump Pump Maintenance Checklist

There are a few quick things you can do to make sure your sump pump is prepared for efficiency.

  1. Ensure the cord is in good shape.
  2. Plug it into a GFCI outlet in the event of power surges.
  3. Confirm the pump is upright and not tilting to one side, since this can cause the pump to not turn on when needed.
  4. If it’s been awhile since the pump has run, dump a bucket of water into the pit to make sure the pump runs and removes the water rapidly.
  5. During arid forecasts, pull out the sump pump and clean the grate on the bottom since it can draw small stones into the grate over time.
  6. Check the discharge pipe’s vent hole is free of obstructions.

Trust Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for Your Sump Pump Needs

Because your sump pump is a kind of insurance to defend your home from water damage, depend on the Experts at Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to confirm yours is doing its job.

We’ve got the expertise—whether you need sump pump repair or sump pump replacement. Plus, all of our services are backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* Give us a call at 518-417-2938 or schedule an appointment online.