If your home’s sump pump fails, there are a few things you can do to minimize the potential damage. First, make sure that the pump is properly installed and working by checking its power cord and voltage. If it’s not, then you may need to replace the power cord. Second, if your home has a battery backup system, be sure to activate it in case of a power failure. Finally, if you have a manual sump pump, fill up any available containers with water and place them near the pump in case of an emergency.
Reasons for Sump Pump Power Failure
If your sump pump does not have a battery backup, there are several reasons why it may not work. The most common reason is that the suction tube has become clogged with debris or mud. This can prevent water from flowing into and out of the sump pit, causing the pump to stop working.
If your suction tube is clogged, you can try removing the obstruction using a plunger or vacuum cleaner. If that fails, you may need to call a professional to clean and repair the tube.