Sump Pump Installation, Maintenance & Repairs Cottondale Alabama


Did you understand? Sump pumps will fix most basement flooding and dripping problems 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 generally installed at the lowest sump pump maintenancepoint in your basement or crawl space. Ground water surrounding your home's foundation is channeled into a border drain system installed at the base of the foundation. Water finds its method into the perforated drainpipes and is rapidly diverted to the sump pit. The sump pump, which is set off 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.

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 experts at sump pump setup and repair work.

Sump Pump Installation

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

sump pump installationIf your home experiences a power blackout out for an extended period, regular power outages or if your primary sump pump fails, a battery backup sump pump or among many water powered backup systems (that use your home's water supply pressure to remove water from the sump pit) will secure your basement from water damage. A Midwest Plumbers plumbing can present several backup options.

Sump Pump Maintenance

Test your sump pump routinely to make sure it will operate when the next big rainstorm takes place. Evaluate it by putting a pail of water into the sump pit. The pump needs to switch on, remove the water from the pit and shut itself off immediately. Guarantee that the float and the check valve move freely.

To clean your sump pit, get rid of any dirt, sand, gravel and other debris to increase the pump's performance and prolong its life. Make sure that the discharge line opening is free of blockages so that water can be pumped through the line and from your basement or crawlspace. If you don't wish to do this yourself, our team of Midwest Plumbers experts is happy to help with your sump pump upkeep.

Sump Pump Replacement and Repair

Like any equipment with moving parts, sump pumps will break with time and will need to be changed. There is no general rule on how often a sump pump must be changed considering that it depends on how often the pump operates. If your sump pump is not working, hire the experts at Midwest Plumbers to evaluate the scenario. We also can assist with any basement leak repairs that have happened due to a broken sump pump.

Consider a Battery Backup

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Midwest Plumbers Sump Pump Services Include:

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

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