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When properly maintained, a sump pump may be the only thing that can keep your basement from flooding during a storm. A failing sump pump, however, can make your situation worse. As with anything else in your home, you need to be on the lookout for some common sump pump problems if you want to avoid emergency plumbing in Westlake, LA to drain your flooded basement. Allstar Plumbing shares a few issues we often encounter:

An Overwhelmed Sump Pump

Sometimes, your sump pump just isn’t powerful enough to handle a major event. If you have water in your basement despite having a functional sump pump or if your pump’s motor has burned itself out, we recommend consulting a plumbing company in Westlake, LA about a more suitable replacement.

Clogs and Blockages

Sump pumps can become clogged if it’s full of dirt and debris or if the pump’s mechanical parts become dirty over time, it can cause your sump pump to stop working altogether. If you suspect that your sump pump has a blockage or is in dire need of cleaning, don’t hesitate to contact a reputable plumber in Westlake, LA for a professional inspection. Once we’ve confirmed the issue, we would proceed to provide you with the necessary solutions.

Lack of Power

A severe storm that floods your basement and overwhelms your sump pump can also knock down power lines, causing you to lose electricity. Fixing a sump pump that has lost power is more in the realm of an electrician than plumbing services in Westlake, LA, but you’ll still have a problem if you don’t have a functional sump pump during a storm. Until you can get power restored, invest in a backup generator so you can use your sump pump without electricity.

For more information about repairing a faulty sump pump or about any other plumbing repairs in Westlake, LA, contact Allstar Plumbing today.


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