Got a Noisy Sump Pump? We’ve Got You Covered!
If you’ve got a home in an area prone to flooding, installing a sump pump can help keep your home’s infrastructure intact. But while having a dry foundation and basement is worth a little inconvenience, a noisy sump pump can wear on your nerves or even indicate that something’s wrong with your equipment.
If you’ve got a noisy sump pump, call in the experts to fix the problem. Here’s what they’ll do:
- Inspect your pump’s discharge pipe. If the pipe isn’t properly secured, it may vibrate as water passes through it. Your contractor can fix this by making sure the pipe is firmly in place, or wrapping the pipe with foam insulation.
- Insulate or pad the joint between the discharge joint and the flooring, preventing the pipe from knocking loudly against the floor.
- Check the sump pump lid. If your pipe is knocking against the top of the pump, your contractor may install grommets to dampen the vibrations.
- Replace excessively bent pipes with straighter lengths.
- Inspect your check valve to make sure water isn’t traveling backwards through the pipe, and replace it if it’s loose or gurgling.
- Modify your pump’s draining behavior to avoid creating a siphon that will cause noisy water turbulence.
- Cover your basin with a lid, or with fitted insulation.
This can help dampen all kinds of noises. In some cases, to get a quieter operation, your contractor may suggest you upgrade to a newer unit. Cheaper and older sump pump models can often create more noise than newer models, or have parts that have worn out and wouldn’t be cost effective to repair.
At Sobieski Services, Inc., our goal is to help our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey learn more about energy and home comfort issues – especially HVAC and plumbing issues – so that they can save money and live in healthier, more comfortable homes.
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