The sump pump is a vital part of your home’s plumbing system. This piece of equipment is responsible for removing water from the pit in your basement and sending it back outside. If you are experiencing a sump pump power failure, don’t worry! Three leading causes lead to this problem, and we will go over each one below. Afterward, we’ll discuss potential solutions that can help you get back up and running as soon as possible!
1) The sump pump will fail to start if there isn’t enough liquid in the sump pit due to a clogged or partially clogged discharge pipe
2) Low voltage can also cause sump pumps not to operate correctly (mainly when they’re operating on battery power)
3) A sump pump may also fail to cycle if the float switch isn’t adjusted correctly.
- Check that there is enough water.
Ensure that your sump pump operates on 120V AC power, not battery power, and make any necessary adjustments to the switches or wiring.
As you may have guessed, sump pump failure is a common problem that cannot easily diagnose.