Expert Sump Pump Repair and Replacement in Champaign

You likely don’t think about your sump pump until there’s a downpour. Then you hope it’s working correctly so your Champaign basement doesn’t take on water.

Sump pumps can stop draining for a couple of different reasons.

We’ve seen it all. If your pump isn’t running properly, call the Experts at Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to fix the problem.

We’ll take a look at your pump during our visit and offer preventive maintenance tips, so it won’t stop when you need it most.

Common Causes of Sump Pump Failure

Sump pumps can quit operating for several different reasons:

  • Power interruption
  • Lack of maintenance
  • Too small of a unit
  • Incorrect installation
  • Switch issues
  • Frosted over or plugged discharge lines
  • Age (average life span is 10 years)

Sump Pump Maintenance Checklist

There are a few quick things you can do to ensure your sump pump is primed for efficiency.

  1. Ensure the cord is in acceptable shape.
  2. Plug it into a GFCI outlet in case of power surges.
  3. Ensure the pump is upright and not tipping to one side, since this can trigger the pump to not run when called for.
  4. If the pump hasn’t been on recently, dump a bucket of water into the pit to check the pump starts and removes the water quickly.
  5. During drought-like conditions, remove the sump pump and clean the grate on the bottom since it can get small stones in the grate over time.
  6. Check the discharge pipe’s vent hole is free of obstructions.

Trust Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for Your Sump Pump Needs

Because your sump pump is a type of insurance to protect your home from water damage, trust the Experts at Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to verify yours is effective.

We’ve got the expertise—whether you need sump pump repair or sump pump replacement. Plus, all of our services are upheld by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* Contact us at 217-689-2469 or book an appointment online.