How Often Should I Get a New Sump Pump?

June 16, 2022

In some ways, our sump pumps are the unsung heroes of our plumbing systems. They protect our homes and businesses from suffering water damage during rainy weather. However, sump pumps often go unnoticed unless something goes wrong.

The job of a sump pump is to remove water from your home or business’s sump basin. Sump basins are usually located in a basement or crawlspace, and they collect groundwater that surrounds your home or business before it causes damage. So, if a sump pump fails to do its job, the water damage that results is usually catastrophic. Due to that fact, it’s important to make sure to keep an eye out for signs that your sump pump is failing, so that you can keep it maintained, get it repaired, or have it replaced before disaster strikes.

What Is the Lifespan of a Sump Pump?

There are a wide range of sump pumps, and each type has its pros and cons. The most common types of sump pumps include:

  • Basement sump pumps
  • Submersible sump pumps
  • Battery backup ejector and sump pumps
  • Sewage ejector pumps
  • Backup and battery powered sump pumps

The lifespan of sump pumps varies. It can often depend on which brand and type of sump pump you have. However, generally, the lifespan of the average sump pump is 7 to 10 years.

We Can Help with Sump Pump Repair & Replacement Today!

Winters® Home Services has been providing residential and commercial customers in Boston and its surrounding communities with high quality plumbing services, including sump pump replacement and repair, since 1995. Our plumbers know how to determine if maintenance, repair, or replacement is required to solve a plumbing problem, and they will communicate that to you and help you determine the best option for your situation.

To discuss your situation with our experienced plumbing technicians, call us at 617-221-5899 or reach out to us online today. We’re available to help customers with plumbing emergencies and we offer same-day appointments.