Sump Pump Installation, Maintenance & Repairs Camden Alabama


Did you know? Sump pumps will solve most basement flooding and dripping concerns as they are designed 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 normally installed at the most affordable sump pump maintenancepoint in your basement or crawl space. Ground water surrounding your home's foundation is transported into a boundary drain system installed at the base of the foundation. Water finds its method into the perforated drainpipes and is quickly diverted to the sump pit. The sump pump, which is activated by a float switch, removes the water by pumping it to the closest storm drain, dry well or detention pond. A sump pump turns on only when water inside the sump pit reaches a pre-determined level.

A lot of brand-new homes are equipped with sump pumps however older houses can be retrofitted with a sump system to prevent basement flooding. Our Midwest Plumbers plumbers are experts 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. Many sump pumps are geared up with a battery backup to ensure that the pump will work when the power is out, such as throughout a serious storm when it's especially essential that water is pumped far from your house.

sump pumpIf your house experiences a power outage out for a prolonged period, regular power interruptions or if your primary sump pump stops working, a battery backup sump pump or one of numerous water powered backup systems (that use your house's water system pressure to remove water from the sump pit) will secure your basement from water damage. A Midwest Plumbers plumbing can present a number of backup options.

Sump Pump Maintenance

Evaluate your sump pump routinely to make sure it will operate when the next big rainstorm happens. Test it by putting a bucket of water into the sump pit. The pump needs to turn on, get rid of the water from the pit and shut itself off immediately. Make sure that the float and the check valve move easily.

To clean your sump pit, remove any dirt, sand, gravel and other debris to increase the pump's performance 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 team of Midwest Plumbers experts is happy to assist with your sump pump maintenance.

Sump Pump Replacement and Repair

Like any equipment with moving parts, sump pumps will wear with time and will have to be changed. There is no general rule on how frequently a sump pump need to be replaced because it depends on how often the pump operates. If your sump pump is not working, call in the professionals at Midwest Plumbers to assess the circumstance. We also can assist with any basement leakage repairs that have occurred due to a damaged sump pump.

Consider a Battery Backup

For more 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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