|Fig.1 Spraying grill|
Supplies and Tools:
Electrical breaker panel (turned back on)
Water hose with spray
This job is located in the City of Pomona, a multilevel condominium in a beautiful rural setting with mature oak trees and a well established community. Mrs. Baker lives near multiple trees and had an established slump pump that had been installed two year ago and set to automatically remove any water within an established level in the sump tank. The pump presently was not working. This is a regular fall job that must be done before the wet weather comes to Southern California.
This post shows the seven steps to cleaning out the backyard sump pump so it can be ready for the incoming storms.
Step 1: Identify if the submersible sump pump is working. Fig.1 above show that a water hose with jet is removing any leave and dirt away from the sump pump grill and surrounding area.
Step 2: Remove the plastic pump grill and look inside the tank. Fig.2 and fig.3 shows the pump is full of dirt, leave and other plants debris.
|Fig.2 Sump pump tank|
|Fig.3 More floating plant debris|
|Fig.4 Large leaves|
|Fig.5 Trash removed|
|Fig.6 Overfill the sump pump tank|
|Fig.7 Clean water|
|Fig.8 Pump cleaned|
|Fig.9 Electrical panel|
|Fig.10 Pump water removed|
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