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3 Signs Your Sump Pump Needs MaintenanceAs a homeowner, there are certain aspects of your home that you most likely do not think about until there is a problem. One of these aspects is your sump pump. Unfortunately, once your sump pump goes out, then there are major issues you must deal with. Flooding can damage your home and belongings plus put your family at risk for health problems from mold and other contaminants. The best way to prevent the stress and cost of your sump pump going out is to ensure that it is properly maintained. Here are three signs that your pump may need maintenance.

1. Odor. If you smell a foul odor, it may be related to your sump pump. It could be a possible problem with your vents or system seals. Call a plumbing professional to have your system checked out as soon as possible.
2. Noises. Loud noises coming from your pump is a sign that something is amiss. It could be a jam or clog in the system or that the pump itself is having mechanically problems. The only way to be sure is to have the pump looked at and serviced.
3. Flooding. Any excess water that is collecting in your sump pit is a sure sign that you need maintenance. There may be a clog, failure in the mechanical aspect of the pump or it is overworked. The best way to get to the bottom of what is going on is to call an experienced plumber.

Sump pumps just like any other machine need regular maintenance to continue to work properly. The cost of maintenance is much less than the damage that a flood can do to your home, much less the health issues and inconvenience that it can bring. As in most things, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

If you need to install a sump pump or provide your current sump pump with maintenance in the Naperville area, call the professionals at Jim Wagner Plumbing, Inc. at (630) 577-9241 or (815) 609-1859 to set up an appointment today!