A church is a place where people are gathered to worship. So, this means that a place of worship is a place free of flood. This can be fully achieved in case a sump pump is completely operating. The best thing to do is to check the sump pump on a regular basis.
Preventive maintenance is performed in an equipment on a regular basis to prevent it from failing.
Things to consider in checking the church’s sump pump
Like those things in removing pet stains religiously, below are some things that you might taken into consideration in order to check the sump pump inside the church.
1. Sump pump maintenance check is lacking
When it is not raining, maintaining the sump pump is so unforgettable since there is no excess water to pump out. But, always keep in mind that a sump pump unit should be scheduled for monitoring for about 2 to 3 months in order to keep it in good condition. To do this, inspect the discharge pipe and ensure that there is enough water running out of the place.
In case you notice or hear unnecessary sound coming from the sump pump, it is an indication that there are some obstruction to the flow of the system. A water-vinegar solution may help to keep the line clean.
Just in the event that the church has a backup sump pump, just like the one from Wayne, it is a must to unplug the primary unit and the backup system should be plugged in. This is to check that both system is functioning well.
2. Issues such as float, switch, and clogged lines
Issues on the float take place in case the position of the sump pump alters. A non-floating unit indicates that the switch and the pump as a whole is not going to work.
Another issue is the clogged discharge pipes. To resolve the issue, use a grated covering on the end of the pipe.
This ensures that water will only be the one to get into the discharge pipes thus, prevent any clogging. However, even having this signs of clogging should still be checked.
Moreover, the pipes of the sump pump in the church may have the chance to freeze and clogged with snow especially during the cold season. You must also monitor this issue as well.
3. Power outage and sump pump age
A power outage generally makes your sump pump to not fully operate. In order not to encounter this, a battery backup system must be present. Moreover, a church backup generator must also be functioning most of the time.
On the other hand, also remember that the sump pump unit has an operating shelf life of about 10 years maximum. Expect that within this year the sump pump will not be working effectively.