Annual Service Maintenance for Basement Drainage Systems

Crawl Space InspectionWe all know that it’s easy to forget to do little things around the house– flip and rotate the mattress…change furnace filters…wash draperies.   But, here’s one annual maintenance service that’s essential:  your basement waterproofing system and sump pump.

The beginning of a new year is a good way to remember to make your call for maintenance;   so, put it on your to-do list, or better yet,  give us a call right now to schedule your system maintenance: 

What We Check…

To maintain a sump pump system, the sump pump and switches should be checked to ensure they’re running smoothly and will not clog. All debris, mud, and sediment that has made its way into the sump pump liner is cleaned out, and your battery backup sump pump is tested for proper charge and voltage. The sump pump alarm’s battery is checked, and a flood test is conducted on the whole system to make sure it’s running properly.

Outside of your home, the discharge line is checked for clogs and potential freezing issues. Any other options installed with your system, such as basement windows, window wells, or downspout extensions, are also inspected and cleaned. Additionally, your serviceman will check for signs of other existing or potential problems and, if necessary, offer solutions so the installation offers proper protection.

A sump pump installation needs to be counted on all the time to keep the basement dry. Having a serviceman keeping it running smoothly is a small price to pay to keep your investment working for you as it should!


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