I’m a new inspector so you’ll have to bare with me in asking these newbie questions
I inspected a house the other night and the basement had a pit with a sump pump in it and it was bone dry. Not even a drop of water. I didn’t test the sump and put it in my report that I didn’t test the sump pump because the pit was completely dry and I didn’t want to damage the motor.
Is this the best way to handle this type of situation or is it safe to quickly turn it on and off? I really wasn’t sure what damage it may cause.
Please let me know what you normally do with dry sump pumps.