Sump Repair and Maintenance
Cleaning and maintaining your sump
What is a sump?
A sump is often installed as a solution to basement flooding and leaking issues. They are designed to remove water from basements and crawlspaces. The majority of homes have a sump installed to prevent serious basement flooding, however, many older homes in Vancouver don’t have a sump and should be retrofitted for one.
Because a sump is such an important feature for the well-being of your home, it’s important to make sure you clean your sump regularly and have any necessary maintenance taken care of when they’re needed. To prevent serious damage to your home you can test your sump to make sure it’s equipped to handle the next serious downpour. You can perform this test by pouring a bucket of water into the sump pit to see how the sump responds. To clean your sump regularly remove any gravel or dirt build up to prevent obstructions that may cause the sump to malfunction.
Westside Drainage Sump Repair and Maintenance
Westside Drainage can clean and maintain your sump. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the sumps function, issues with sumps are often not discovered until a wet-season. For this reason we encourage home owners to schedule inspections with us just to make sure everything is functioning as it should.