How To Know When You Need a New Sump Pump

If you own a home in the Baltimore, Maryland area, you more than likely have a basement and a sump pump. Though spring is the busy season for this system, it is important to keep it clean and check on it throughout the year so it doesn’t fail when you need it the most. Here are a few of the warning signs to keep an eye out for with regards to your sump pump. If you notice any of these issues, give our professional plumber a call. 


If your sump pump is more than 10 years old and has any of the following issues, you may want to look into replacing your system. Machines can only last for so long. If you keep your sump pump well maintained you may be able to extend the lifespan, but over time they will wear out and break down.

Lack of Water:

In order for your pump to work correctly, it must have water in the pit. If the system doesn’t have water, then there could be an issue with your drainage system, the connection, or how it was originally installed. Our experienced plumber will be able to locate the issue and get your sump pump system working correctly. 

Loud or Unusual Noises:

As with any mechanical system, there will be some noise associated with running your sump pump but if you notice louder sounds, or unusual sounds like grinding, thudding, rattling, or any other unusual sounds, this is a clear indication that the motor is not running properly and needs to be inspected.

Problems With Turning On and Off or Constantly Running:

Is your sump pump continuously cycling on and off or just constantly running no matter what the weather is? These can occur if there is an issue with the floater or power switch and indicates you will probably need to replace the sump pump. The longer you wait to have it checked out, the more damage will be caused to your entire system. 

If you need service for your sump pump, give our experience Baltimore, MD plumber a call today at (410) 265-8833.

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