Why Does My Sump Pump Run All the Time?

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Usually, your sump pump runs all the time because there is a leak somewhere in your basement. However, sometimes a sump pump motor will go into overdrive and spin continuously. Generally, if a pump runs continuously for days and days, your basement should be evaluated.
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Water makes its way into a sump pump via a drain tile. It can be made of clay or a perforated plastic pipe. The drain tile accumulates water around the house's foundation to drain
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It's probably in need of maintenance or replacement. If it's kicking the breaker, there's probably water inside the motor or a short in it. If it runs for a bit then shuts off, it's
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I would say, if if it just kicked on for 5 seconds once and that was it for the rest of the night, don't worry about it. I would have to investigate. I know below zero weather, you
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Another could be a underfloor leak in the water system. Is this clear water in the sump? Regards, Tom.
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