Came into work this morning and, to my horror, I found that my sump pump was not working. It must have failed sometime between when I left yesterday in the evening and when I came in this morning. I broke down the pump and found that calcium scaling and deposits were all over the inside portion of the pump as well on the impeller. I soaked the entire pump and impeller in vinegar to get rid of the deposits and it fired right up.
I got to thinking, if my sump is like that, I wonder what my PH
's look like. Well I broke them all down and found the same thing was starting on them. So I soaked them all in vinegar as well.
So for the last few hours, I have been tearing down all my pumps and giving them a good cleaning. The vinegar seems to be working great. It breaks up the deposits and makes the pumps look good as new.
But I guess my question is, do you guys have the same problem? The deposits are worse in my sump. My guess is that this is because I am dripping Kalk
down there. Is there anything I can that will stop the calcium from building up, or is this just a by-product of dripping Kalk
and I will always have this problem?
I will say that I haven't cleaned any of the pumps in a long, long time. This may be while the deposits were so bad. I guess if cleaned them out once every two weeks at a minium, it would be fine.