Basement Pump Service.

British Standard 8102 code of practice for the protection of below ground structures against water from the ground highlights the need for system service with drained protection waterproofing (Type C) and the requirements of the designer to advise the client of this and the implications if they do not comply. Therefore we recommend that all sump pumps are maintained in accordance with the manufacturers instructions.

Our routine service includes the following:

  1. Remove, inspect, descale and re-install, as required.
  2. Inspect the sump chamber for damage and clean to remove any materials that may have accumulated.
  3. Inspect the non-return valves for functionality.
  4. Check the discharge pipes for any blockages.
  5. Check the running sequences of the pumps.
  6. Check alarms for functionality and change the battery.
  7. Check the battery backup system.
  8. Check, and if required, flush the basedrain.
  9. Replace any parts as necessary to maintain the effectiveness of the waterproofing system.

It should be remembered that the sum pump is a mechanical device and as such will fail eventually. It is therefore good practice to consider the service life of a pump and plan to replace the unit long before the pump fails.