Is your sump pump making a loud noise, and you don’t know how to stop it? If so, you might also wonder why it’s making such a racket. Learn the different reasons why your pumping equipment makes so much noise, and find a way to fix the issue.
Every type of noise has a different cause. Therefore, you need a different repair method for each associated sound:
The Solution: Wrap the pipe where it meets the floor, wall or basin with foam insulation. You could also line the sump pump cover with rubber grommets. It takes away the rattling resulting from vibration. If your pipe has too many joints, twists and turns, you might instead want to reroute and replace it to stop future noises.
The Solution: Lubricate it or replace it with a new, less-noisy model. Otherwise, try installing a submerged pump that stays below the basin top. It also helps if you have a cover you can place over it. This helps keep the motor sound muffled instead of allowing the noise to resonate throughout the room.
The Solution: Use rubber or waterproof foam material to cover the sections that make contact with one another. You also might want to reroute your pipes if they have too many joints in them. Furthermore, replace any rusted piping.
The Solution: You can upgrade your standard valve with a spring valve. This type reduces gurgling because it allows water to flow more evenly through the plumbing. You also could adjust the pump switch to prevent the water from emptying completely out of the basin.
The Solution: Set your sump pump so it always has a few inches of water in it. Also, if your valves need replacing, do it as soon as possible to prevent further problems. If you maintain your unit, the slurping should stop.
It’s wise to check your system once in a while. Test it after you first installed it to make sure it works properly. Review the instructions that came with it if you still have them, or look up the manual for your unit.
You also might need to occasionally clean out the pipelines connected to your sump pump. It also would help to have a professional inspect it at least once a year.