Sump Pump Installation, Maintenance & Repairs Egypt Alabama


Did you understand? Sump pumps will fix most basement flooding and dripping problems as they are created 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 sump pump servicepoint in your basement or crawl area. Ground water surrounding your house's foundation is directed into a boundary drain system installed at the base of the structure. Water discovers its way into the perforated drains and is rapidly diverted to the sump pit. The sump pump, which is set off 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.

Many new houses are geared up with sump pumps however older homes 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 home's electrical system or be plugged into an outlet. Lots of sump pumps are equipped with a battery backup to ensure that the pump will work when the power is out, such as during an extreme storm when it's particularly crucial that water is pumped away from your house.

sump pumpIf your house experiences a power blackout out for an extended duration, regular power interruptions or if your primary sump pump fails, a battery backup sump pump or one of lots of water powered backup systems (that use your house's water supply pressure to get rid of water from the sump pit) will safeguard your basement from water damage. A Midwest Plumbers plumbing professional can present numerous backup choices.

Sump Pump Maintenance

Test your sump pump frequently to make sure it will run when the next huge downpour occurs. Test it by pouring a bucket of water into the sump pit. The pump must turn on, eliminate the water from the pit and shut itself off immediately. Make sure that the float and the check valve relocation freely.

To clean your sump pit, remove 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 don't want to do this yourself, our team of Midwest Plumbers professionals enjoys to assist with your sump pump upkeep.

Sump Pump Replacement and Repair

Like any devices with moving parts, sump pumps will wear in time and will have to be replaced. There is no general guideline on how often a sump pump should be replaced considering that it depends on how frequently the pump runs. If your sump pump is not working, call in the specialists at Midwest Plumbers to assess the situation. We also can help with any basement leakage repair works that have occurred due to a broken 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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