Flooding can become quite the problem during winter, especially for more vulnerable areas like basements and crawlspaces. Chances are you have a sump pump installed in those areas that are liable to flood during the winter. A sump pump isn’t much good if it doesn’t work, though. Read on to find out why sump pump maintenance is so important for this time of year.

Sump Pump Issues

Sump pumps can develop issues just as easily as any other system, from electrical issues to leaks. Unlike other systems, though, it often won’t become obvious that your sump pump has developed a problem until it’s too late to do anything about it. Sump pumps are emergency devices, they only activate when they are absolutely needed to prevent an area from flooding. If your sump pump develops a problem, you may not realize it until your basement starts to flood because the system isn’t working properly. No one wants that to happen, so you need to find a way to solve issues before that point. The best way to do that is with preventive maintenance.

Sump Pump Maintenance

Preventive sump pump maintenance allows your technician to find and fix any problems with your sump pump before they can cause any damage. You may only use your sump pump a handful of times a year, but you absolutely need them to work during those times. Be sure to schedule preventive maintenance before seasons where flooding is a distinct possibility, including during the winter.

Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing provides a full range of sump pump maintenance services throughout Gaithersburg, MD. If you need a sump pump installed, repaired, maintained, or replaced, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts. We’ll make sure that your sump pump serves you well.