December 30, 2011

Help! My Sump Pump Alarm is Going Off!

Dear JES: 

Help! My sump pump alarm is going off and I don't know what to do! Should I just unplug it?

- Mary T., Manassas, VA


When your sump pump alarm is going off, your first instinct is to unplug it. Do not unplug your sump pump. The alarm is going off because your sump pump cannot keep up with the water that it's collecting or your power has gone out.

If you have a sump pump alarm, like WaterWatch, you can remove the alarm from your system. Dry it off and set it out of the reach of the water. You'll also want to call your local waterproofing specialist to make sure that your pump is operating at peak efficiency.

If your sump pump is going off because your power has gone out, then you may want to think about investing in a battery back up. The battery back up makes sure that your sump pump is still working, even when the power's out.

Have other emergency questions? Check out our Emergency FAQs.

This blog is for informational purposes. JES is not responsible for any damage or harm caused by trying to fix the problem yourself. It is always best to consult with a professional before trying to repair a problem. Site Legal Policy.

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