Spring has sprung – it’s time to test your sump-pump

The best drainage system in the world is only as good as it’s sump pump. Your pump should be tested at least twice a year. Make plans to do it as part of your Spring and Fall maintenance of your home. To test the pump, fill the basin with water to the level required to engage the pump (usually just above it). The pump should “kick” on and empty the basin. If it doesn’t, check the power source. If there is power to the pump and it does not turn on with the required water level you may have to replace your pump.