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Your home’s sump pump is an important piece of equipment. Any homeowner with a basement knows how valuable a sump pump is during the rainy season, as the sump pump is responsible for preventing basement flooding and water damage by removing excess water from the lowest areas of your property. In order to ensure that your home is protected from flooding, however, it’s important to make sure that your sump pump is working properly all year-round. At Horizon Services, we are proud to offer comprehensive sump pump services, including tune-ups, repairs, and new sump pump installation. We provide same-day service and next day installation so you never have to worry about the next storm.

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How to Test Your Sump Pump

Before scheduling sump pump services, it’s a good idea to test that your sump pump is working as it should. Regularly checking its function can help you avoid basement flooding due to a broken pump or malfunctioning equipment.

Testing your sump pump is a fairly simple task. Simply do the following:

  • Check the sump pump’s electrical cords – After locating the sump pump in your basement, crawl space, or mechanical room, unplug its two cords from the electrical outlet. Next, plug in only the pump cord and make sure you can hear the pump running. Then, plug both cords back into the outlet.
  • Test the pump mechanism – Remove the lid from your sump pump and slowly pour a decent amount of water into it. The pump switch should immediately turn on and begin removing the water. Ensure that the pump fully removes all of the water and switches itself off. Pour more water into the crock and wait for the pump to turn back on. It should once again remove all of the water before turning itself off.
  • Clean the outdoor pipe – Locate the pipe that catches the water that drains from the sump pump and carries it outside. There should be a pipe that leads outdoors. Observe the opening and ensure that no debris, dirt, or other items are blocking the pipe.

If any of the above tests fail or your sump pump simply does not turn on, it’s time to schedule repairs or replacements. Our Horizon technicians can examine the pump for issues and make the right recommendation for you.

Find Peace of Mind with Our Upfront Pricing

A properly working sump pump can offer homeowners unmatched peace of mind when it comes to keeping your basement water-free. If your pump isn’t working as it should, or you’d like to have a new one installed, you can rely on Horizon Services. We base our prices on the total cost of the job, not the time it takes to complete it. This allows us to offer you upfront pricing in writing before we begin any work—when you hire us, the quote you’re given is the price you’ll pay. Additionally, we offer some of the most comprehensive warranties in the industry, including both parts and labor warranties so you never have to worry about the quality of our services.

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