Sump Pump Installation, Maintenance & Repairs Mckenzie Alabama


Did you understand? Sump pumps will fix most basement flooding and dripping issues as they are created 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 typically set up at the lowest sump pump maintenancepoint in your basement or crawl space. Ground water surrounding your home's foundation is directed into a perimeter 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 triggered by a float switch, gets rid of 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.

Many brand-new houses are geared up 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 installation and repair.

Sump Pump Installation

Sump pumps can be hard-wired into a house's electrical system or be plugged into an outlet. Numerous sump pumps are equipped 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 important that water is pumped away from your home.

sump pumpIf your house experiences a power outage out for an extended duration, regular power outages 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 supply of water pressure to remove water from the sump pit) will protect your basement from water damage. A Midwest Plumbers plumbing technician can present numerous backup choices.

Sump Pump Maintenance

Test your sump pump routinely to make sure it will run when the next huge downpour occurs. Test it by putting a pail of water into the sump pit. The pump must turn on, remove the water from the pit and shut itself off in a matter of seconds. Make sure that the float and the check valve move easily.

To clean your sump pit, remove any dirt, sand, gravel and other particles to increase the pump's efficiency and lengthen its life. Guarantee that the discharge line opening is devoid 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 experts mores than 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 have to be replaced. There is no basic guideline on how frequently a sump pump must be changed given that it depends on how often the pump runs. If your sump pump is not working, call in the experts at Midwest Plumbers to examine the scenario. We also can help with any basement leak repair works that have actually happened due to a broken sump pump.

Consider a Battery Backup

For more details 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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