Sump Pump Installation, Maintenance & Repairs Altoona Alabama


Did you understand? Sump pumps will resolve most basement flooding and leaking concerns as they are created to get rid of 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 set up at the lowest sump pump servicepoint in your basement or crawl space. Ground water surrounding your home's foundation is directed into a border drain system set up at the base of the foundation. Water discovers its way into the perforated drains and is quickly diverted to the sump pit. The sump pump, which is triggered by a float switch, eliminates the water by pumping it to the nearest storm drain, dry well or detention pond. A sump pump switches on only when water inside the sump pit reaches a pre-determined level.

A lot of new homes are equipped with sump pumps but older homes can be retrofitted with a sump system to prevent basement flooding. Our Midwest Plumbers plumbers are specialists at sump pump installation and repair work.

Sump Pump Installation

Sump pumps can be hard-wired into a house's electrical system or be plugged into an outlet. Many sump pumps are geared up with a battery backup to make sure that the pump will work when the power is out, such as throughout a severe storm when it's particularly important that water is pumped far from your house.

sump pumpIf your home experiences a power interruption out for an extended duration, frequent power outages or if your main sump pump stops working, a battery backup sump pump or one of lots of water powered backup systems (that utilize your home's water supply pressure to eliminate water from the sump pit) will protect your basement from water damage. A Midwest Plumbers plumbing technician can present a number of backup choices.

Sump Pump Maintenance

Test your sump pump routinely to make sure it will operate when the next big downpour takes place. Evaluate it by putting a pail of water into the sump pit. The pump must turn on, eliminate the water from the pit and shut itself off immediately. Ensure that the float and the check valve relocation freely.

To clean your sump pit, remove any dirt, sand, gravel and other debris to increase the pump's performance and lengthen its life. Ensure that the discharge line opening is free of blockages so that water can be pumped through the line and out of your basement or crawlspace. If you don't want to do this yourself, our team of Midwest Plumbers specialists is happy to assist with your sump pump maintenance.

Sump Pump Replacement and Repair

Like any equipment with moving parts, sump pumps will wear out with time and will need to be replaced. There is no basic guideline on how frequently a sump pump need to be replaced given that it depends upon how typically the pump runs. If your sump pump is not working, contact the professionals at Midwest Plumbers to examine the scenario. We also can help with any basement leak repair works that have happened due to a damaged sump pump.

Consider a Battery Backup

For more information on Midwest Plumbers basement plumbing services, call your local 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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