Expert Sump Pump Repair and Replacement in Austin

You probably don’t think about your sump pump until it rains hard. Then you count on it draining properly so your Austin basement doesn’t take on water.

Sump pumps can quit running for a couple of various reasons.

We’ve seen it all. If your pump isn’t running like it should, get in touch with the Experts at Strand Brothers Service Experts to investigate the problem.

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

Common Causes of Sump Pump Failure

Sump pumps can cease running for several different reasons:

  • No power
  • Irregular maintenance
  • Undersized unit
  • Incorrect installation
  • Switch problems
  • Frozen or plugged discharge lines
  • Age (average life span is 10 years)

Sump Pump Maintenance Checklist

There are a few simple things you can do to ensure your sump pump is set up for efficiency.

  1. Make sure the cord is in good shape.
  2. Plug it into a GFCI outlet in the event of power surges.
  3. Confirm the pump is straight and not tilting to one side, since this can cause the pump to not run when needed.
  4. If it’s been awhile since the pump has run, pour a bucket of water into the pit to verify the pump starts and pulls out the water quickly.
  5. During drought-like conditions, remove the sump pump and clean the grate on the bottom since it can get small stones in the grate over time.
  6. Make sure the discharge pipe’s vent hole isn’t plugged.

Trust Strand Brothers Service Experts for Your Sump Pump Needs

Because your sump pump is a kind of safeguard to shield your home from water damage, look to the professionals at Strand Brothers Service Experts to verify yours is effective.

We’ve got the expertise—whether you need sump pump repair or sump pump replacement. Plus, all of our services are supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* Give us a call at 512-596-1257 or book an appointment online.