Sump Pump Installation, Maintenance & Repairs Alexandria Alabama


Did you know? Sump pumps will solve most basement flooding and leaking problems as they are created to eliminate water from basements and crawlspaces.

What is a Sump Pump?

A sump pump is a submersible pump that sits at the bottom of a sump pit, which is generally installed at the lowest sump pump repairspoint in your basement or crawl space. Ground water surrounding your home's structure is transported into a perimeter drain system installed at the base of the foundation. Water discovers its way into the perforated drains and is rapidly diverted to the sump pit. The sump pump, which is activated by a float switch, removes the water by pumping it to the nearest storm drain, dry well or detention pond. A sump pump turns on just when water inside the sump pit reaches a pre-determined level.

Most brand-new houses are equipped with sump pumps but older homes can be retrofitted with a sump system to avoid basement flooding. Our Midwest Plumbers plumbers are professionals at sump pump setup and repair.

Sump Pump Installation

Sump pumps can be hard-wired into a house's electrical system or be plugged into an outlet. Numerous sump pumps are equipped with a battery backup to ensure that the pump will work when the power is out, such as throughout an extreme storm when it's especially important that water is pumped away from your house.

sump pumpIf your home experiences a power interruption out for an extended period, frequent power failures or if your primary sump pump stops working, a battery backup sump pump or among lots of water powered backup systems (that utilize your house's water system pressure to eliminate water from the sump pit) will protect your basement from water damage. A Midwest Plumbers plumbing can present several backup options.

Sump Pump Maintenance

Check your sump pump regularly to make sure it will run when the next huge downpour happens. Test it by putting a container of water into the sump pit. The pump must switch on, remove the water from the pit and shut itself off in a matter of seconds. Ensure that the float and the check valve move easily.

To clean your sump pit, eliminate any dirt, sand, gravel and other particles to increase the pump's efficiency and prolong its life. Ensure that the discharge line opening is free of obstructions so that water can be pumped through the line and out of your basement or crawlspace. If you do not want to do this yourself, our group of Midwest Plumbers specialists mores than happy to assist with your sump pump maintenance.

Sump Pump Replacement and Repair

Like any equipment with moving parts, sump pumps will wear in time and will have to be changed. There is no basic rule on how often a sump pump should be changed because it depends on how often the pump operates. If your sump pump is not working, employ the experts at Midwest Plumbers to examine the situation. We likewise can assist with any basement leakage repairs that have taken place due to a damaged sump pump.

Consider a Battery Backup

For additional information on Midwest Plumbers basement plumbing services, call your regional branch or schedule a service online.

Midwest Plumbers Sump Pump Services Include:

  • Sump Pump Maintenance
  • Sump Pump Repairs
  • Sump Pump Replacement

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