Sump Pump Installation, Maintenance & Repairs Dothan Alabama
Did you know? Sump pumps will resolve most basement flooding and leaking issues as they are developed to remove 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 typically installed at the lowest point in your basement or crawl space. Ground water surrounding your home's foundation is channeled into a boundary drain system installed at the base of the foundation. Water finds its way into the perforated drainpipes and is rapidly diverted to the sump pit. The sump pump, which is activated by a float switch, eliminates the water by pumping it to the closest storm drain, dry well or detention pond. A sump pump switches on only when water inside the sump pit reaches a pre-determined level.
Many brand-new houses are equipped with sump pumps but older homes can be retrofitted with a sump system to prevent 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. 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 a serious storm when it's especially important that water is pumped far from your home.
If your house experiences a power interruption out for an extended period, regular power interruptions or if your primary sump pump stops working, a battery backup sump pump or among many water powered backup systems (that utilize your home's supply of water pressure to remove water from the sump pit) will safeguard your basement from water damage. A Midwest Plumbers plumbing can present numerous backup options.
Sump Pump Maintenance
Test your sump pump routinely to make sure it will operate when the next huge rainstorm happens. Test it by putting a container of water into the sump pit. The pump must turn on, eliminate the water from the pit and shut itself off in a matter of seconds. Make sure 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 effectiveness and extend 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 do not wish to do this yourself, our group of Midwest Plumbers specialists enjoys to assist with your sump pump maintenance.
Sump Pump Replacement and Repair
Like any devices with moving parts, sump pumps will break with time and will need to be changed. There is no basic rule on how often a sump pump should be replaced given that it depends upon how typically the pump operates. If your sump pump is not working, hire the specialists at Midwest Plumbers to examine the circumstance. We likewise can aid with any basement leakage repairs that have taken place due to a damaged sump pump.
Consider a Battery Backup
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Midwest Plumbers Sump Pump Services Include:
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- Sump Pump Repairs
- Sump Pump Replacement
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