How Do I Change My Old Sump Pump?

Once you have removed the old sump pump you need to thoroughly clean the sump pit. Any debris in the pit may jam the motor impellers causing pump failure. After the pit is cleaned, you need to determine the activation point of the new pump. You will then want to adjust the pump level to account for the switch activation point. This will ensure the pump is turning on at an appropriate level. If it turns on too early, the pump will run more frequently, thus shortening its life. It will also be more of a noise nuisance in the home. If the pump does not activate soon enough, you run the risk of flooding.

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