Originally Posted by CraigFL
You should check your sump to see if water drains in when it rains hard outside. I had one house that the sump pump almost never turned on except when many, many inches of rain fell for days.
Any good advice on how to do that?
Like I mentioned, it looks like it works (I tested it by lifting the plunger) but it seems to run very quiet. No way I would hear that thing running from upstairs, even if it did turn on. I've never consciously noticed it running since I've lived here.
I should also mention that it's not an open unit. There is a cover on there and it pumps the water straight up and out through a hose to the side of the house...so I couldn't just see if water was dripping into the sump unless I took the cover off. Unless I unplugged it and checked...
I guess I'd have to just go down there and listen for it or something...?