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Expert Sump Pump Repair and Replacement in Portland

You probably don’t think about your sump pump until there’s a downpour. Then you expect it’s running properly so your Portland basement doesn’t flood.

Sump pumps can stop working for several different reasons.

We’ve seen it all. If your pump isn’t working correctly, contact the Experts at Pine State Services to find a solution to the problem.

Wet basement

Common Causes of Sump Pump Failure

Sump pumps can quit operating for a few different reasons, including:

  • Power loss
  • Insufficient maintenance
  • The unit is too small
  • Sloppy installation
  • Ice-covered or plugged up drain lines
  • Age (the average life span is 10 years)

We’ll take a look at your pump during our visit and provide preventive maintenance suggestions, helping make sure your sump pump won’t stop when you need it most.

Sump Pump Maintenance Checklist

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

  1. Check that the cord is in decent shape.
  2. Plug it into a GFCI outlet in the event of power surges.
  3. Verify the pump is positioned correctly and not tipping to one side as this can cause the pump to not turn on when required.
  4. If the pump hasn’t recently run, drop a bucket of water into the pit to check the pump starts and removes the water rapidly.
  5. In dry weather, remove the sump pump and clean the grate on the bottom since it can pull small stones into the grate over time.
  6. Make sure the discharge pipe’s vent hole is clear.

Trust Pine State Services 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 Pine State Services to make sure yours is working like it should.

We’ve got the knowledge—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. Talk with an Expert at 207-883-1200 or  schedule an appointment online.

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