When my sump pump activates, some of the water drains outside while a
significant amount sprays out around the rubber hosing of the check
I removed the check valve and inspected it. The brand name is
Checkmates(?) and it doesnt look like it has any cracks or anything.
I read posts on how the check valve should be metal, well this one has
a rubber flap.
Could anyone provide some insight into this?
Does this sound like it needs to be replaced, is it as simple as just
tightening the rubber hoses on each side? Is there some sort of
washer that it's missing? If it is something as simple as tightening
the hose connectors, is there something that can be done to the inside
to help with future leaks? (spraying with some kind of lubricant,
Just my luck, the forecast calls for rain for the next several days.
Thanks in advance.
PS The home is now 12 years old if that's an issue