I would like to seek your advice regarding sump pump. This past weekend, we had about 5 inches of rain in Illinois. Today morning, I woke up and found the sump pump running. However, the water was not being discharged at the external outlet. I checked the pit and found the water being churn'd by the submersible pump. I called a local plumber ane he suggested replacing the pump. The pump is only 2 years old. I manually triggered the back-up system (water based) and dischared the water from the sump. However, the main pump did not shut-off.
1) Any advice of what could be the problem ? 2) On average, how long does the pump last ? 2 years ? 3) If I need to replace, any idea how much would it cost ?
Any feedback/ideas will be appreciated.
Thanks .. Pradeep.