I love my house but hate the fact that I need a sump pump. I have two, the main one and a battery back up. The battery one I had installed prior to moving in as a precaution. Good thing.
Last night after going out for Mexican at a cool little restaurant downtown, I came back and heard an alarm going off. It was the back up pump screaming it had been activated. I went down stairs and sure enough the main one had stopped working.
The problem is my house is built on top of an old river bed so the sump pump is always going on (at least a couple times a day).
Apparently it is warn out and had tripped the GFCI indicator on the outlet. There must be some sort of short inside that causes it to do so. After resetting the outlet the main pump went back on but then it wouldn't shut off. Oy!
This morning I woke up and it had tripped the outlet again. Now it's running.
I got to get my plumber out here to replace it.