For sure you have submersible water pump if you own a house. Mostly submersible water pump is located in the basement area of your house. Basically submersible water pump is for draining out the water that seeps in the basement. Submersible water pump push that water to the locations such as your lawn before any damage cause to your home.
It happens that mostly home owners don’t even realize that there is sump unless the sump breaks down. Well if you notice that your sump pump has stopped working then you definitely need to replace the sump pump.
If you replace the sump pump on your own rather than calling the plumber to do it for you, it can save you the bucks. Well, there is a risk involved is doing it. But yes you really need to follow all the instructions very carefully. After following the instructions carefully, you will be able to change the sump pump.
Things to check
Well before thinking that you need to change the sump pump, there are some things which you need to check, After checking those things if you feel like, you need a sump pump then purchase it else don’t waste your money.
First of all you need to check I there is any issue with the diaphragm switch. If there is a problem with diaphragm switch then it is normal for sump pump to stop working properly.
Second thing which you really need to notice is that if there are any noticeable blockages in the sump pump. If there are blockages in the sump pump then you definitely need to replace it.
Third thing which you need to check is that if the sump pump is unplugged.
Fourth thing which you need to check is that if there are any disconnected pipes. If there are any disconnected pipes then you need to replace those pipes instead of buying a sump pump.
Now after seeing all the things you need to decide on whether you need a pump or not. When you shop for the submersible pump you need to make sure that it is of the same voltage, the discharge size should be same and the current of the pump is same. You can locate all this information on the motor plate o your old pump. Before buying any pump be it centrifugal pump or submersible pump, make sure that you read the motor plate