Rainy season is here, the water level is rising, and you can’t decide between repairing your sump pump or doing a complete sump pump replacement. In this situation, ease of fixing the problem has to balance with overall cost. This article will mention a few reasons why you might choose one option over the other.
Sump Pump Repair
If the repair is a power issue, most likely replacing something like the pump or a part won’t fix the problem. If there is a wiring or circuit breaker issue, fixing that problem is your only option. If the problem is that a check valve is stuck open or closed, a float switch is defective, a replacement of the defective part is the only logical repair. If the problem is a broken motor in the pump itself, you’ll need to weigh the time and cost of motor replacement versus complete pump replacement.
Sump Pump Replacement
There are going to be times when replacing of your sump pump is the only option. If the pump has been rebuilt or refurbished, there might be too much wear on some parts to make repair an option. Replacement might be the only logical choice to make. The final choice between repair and replacement of your sump pump is whether you have the tools and feel comfortable doing the work required