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Most people probably don’t think of maintaining their sump pumps, at least until they have a big problem. If you’ve had to stand in a flooded basement after a big rainfall, you know what we’re talking about. At 24H Plumbing Pros, we want you to be proactive and make sure that the sump pump is in good condition to help prevent costly water damage.
What is a sump pump? Many people have asked us this, so we thought it was best to talk about it now. It is a submersible pump and is installed at the lowest point of your house. It channels the groundwater into a drainage system installed in your foundation. It uses a variety of pipes, such as a discharge pipe, to let water in and redirects it to a dry well, storm drain, or retention pond. They are usually turned on by a float switch and are only activated when at a specific water level.
Your sump pump is a vital piece of equipment because it prevents basement flooding. Therefore, it needs service and maintenance regularly. Still, if you are having an issue with yours, now is the time to call us for help, as we can install and repair sump pumps of all brands.
If you need to have the sump pump replaced, it is possible to install it yourself. However, it’s often best to hire a professional. We have the right tools and skills for the job. Plus, we are going to make sure that the new one works correctly after installation.
However, if the sump pump doesn’t work, it’s best to call 24H Plumbing Pros, so that we can assess everything and help you choose the best course of action. We can help with repairs, sump pump replacement, and any water damage that occurred to the basement because of the broken sump pump. Should you need a new unit or want to consider a backup pump, we specialize in these areas as well.
In fact, it might be wise to consider a battery backup for your sump pump. It allows the unit to continue working, even if the power goes out. Call us to discuss how this can be beneficial to you.
Generally, sump pumps rarely need a lot of maintenance. However, they should still be inspected and tested periodically. We recommend that you have it checked out once a year. Also, if you live in a flood-prone area, it might be wise to have it inspected and tested twice a year.
If you fail to make sure that the sump pump is working properly, you are more at risk for water damage if there is unexpected significant rainfall.
During our inspection, we are going to check the discharge pipe, check valve, float switch, and backup pump. 24H Plumbing Pros are experts at maintaining sump pumps, and we can troubleshoot any issues that could arise during testing.
For a business, the sump pump is the last line of defense. It’s there when water is coming, and it isn’t much you can do about it. When heavy rains are on the horizon, the pump works to keep the moisture out of your basement and other parts of the building.
The issue is that broken pipes, storm drain backups, and more can cause a lot of damage to the property and everything inside. Of course, it can also be a safety concern for anyone living or working in the building.
Apartment buildings, hotels, and other properties might have an elevator sump pump to help prevent a flood from occurring in the elevator shaft. Generally, a commercial sump works just like a residential one. When the water level is reached, the pump is triggered by the float switch and turns on to remove any water by moving it to a specific area.
If your company’s sump pumps malfunction or needs to be replaced, we can help. We also offer routine maintenance and inspections. Plus, we’re available in all areas of the nation, including:
Let us help you solve your sump pump problems. Call us to schedule an appointment for repairs or service today.
How long do sump pumps last?
Usually, sump pumps last about 10 years.
Is it bad if a house has a sump pump?
No, but it does mean that the house is likely to have a lot of water issues, such as flooding.
What is the cost of installing a sump pump?
It costs anywhere from $1,000 to $1,500 to install a new sump pump. Please call us for an itemized quote.
How do you know if your sump pump is going bad?
Signs that your sump pump is going out include: