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Keep Your Sump Pump Discharge Line From Freezing

A sump pump is a key piece of equipment in your home, making sure it is properly functioning is an utmost priority in home maintenance.  In the winter months it is important to make sure your discharge line does not freeze.  Check all connection points to make sure no leakage is present inside and out, if there is a leak this has the potential of freezing.  During warmer months a leak may not be noticeable unless you have standing water around the discharge line.  As temperatures drop down to the freezing range the discharge line could freeze and damage your sump pump.  A pump running and not lowering the water level in the basin may indicate a frozen discharge line.  If the discharge line is visible outside your home make sure water is flowing out of the pipe when the pump is running.  If the discharge line is below grade freezing may occur at the frost line.  If the discharge line drains to the ground make sure there is a sloping grade away from your home.  Water sitting close to a foundation may filter back and run into the drain line to your sump pump causing a repetitive pump cycle and shorten the life of your sump pump.

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The Holidays Are Over!

The holidays are over and if you are like me, the clean up is the worst part.  Packing up the decorations, tearing down the tree, and lugging the boxes to the basement rank as one of the “humbug” chores associated with this holiday.  While you are putting the boxes away in the basement, take a few minutes to check your sump pump to make sure that it is clean and working properly.

Here are a few guidelines to follow:

1. Fill sump pit with water to make sure the pump is operating.

2. Check to insure pump is discharging water.

3. Make sure the intake of the pump is not clogged with any debris.

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WAYNE Pumps Live on Morning News Shows Oct. 19th

Home Improvement expert Jodi Marks shows off WAYNE energy efficient sump pumpTo celebrate October as “Energy Awareness Month,” WAYNE Pumps was featured on a series of live radio and television morning shows on Tuesday, October 19 from 6 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.  The special news feature on energy-efficient products was hosted by noted home improvement expert and TV personality Jodi Marks.  The segments aired on National USA Radio, New York City, Boston and St. Louis radio stations.  Live TV newscasts included The Daily Buzz, a morning news feed in 166 markets; ABC, NBC and CBS affiliates in Wisconsin, Indianapolis, Idaho,  New York State, Colorado, California, Nevada, Atlanta, Toledo, OH and Florida.  The WAYNE Energy Efficient Sump Pump with Vertical Float Switch was featured along with major manufacturers such as Bosch washer/dryers, LG Electronics refrigerators, Mitsubishi’s Electric ductless HVAC system and Moen Faucets.  For more information on energy saving appliances from the newscast and to view the podcast version visit: http://www.moreaboutthat.info/464/
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