Sump Pump Installation, Maintenance & Repairs Mignon Alabama


Did you know? Sump pumps will resolve most basement flooding and dripping problems as they are designed to get rid of 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 most affordable sump pump repairspoint in your basement or crawl area. Ground water surrounding your home's structure is carried into a border drain system installed at the base of the structure. Water finds its method into the perforated drains 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 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 house's electrical system or be plugged into an outlet. Many sump pumps are geared up with a battery backup to make sure that the pump will work when the power is out, such as during a serious storm when it's particularly important that water is pumped away from your home.

sump pump installIf your house 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 one of lots of water powered backup systems (that utilize your house's water system pressure to remove water from the sump pit) will secure your basement from water damage. A Midwest Plumbers plumbing professional can present several backup options.

Sump Pump Maintenance

Evaluate your sump pump routinely to make sure it will run when the next big rainstorm occurs. Test it by pouring a pail of water into the sump pit. The pump must turn on, eliminate the water from the pit and shut itself off immediately. Ensure that the float and the check valve move easily.

To clean your sump pit, eliminate any dirt, sand, gravel and other debris to increase the pump's effectiveness and extend its life. Ensure that the discharge line opening is without obstructions 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 experts is happy to assist with your sump pump upkeep.

Sump Pump Replacement and Repair

Like any devices with moving parts, sump pumps will wear out with time and will need to be replaced. There is no general guideline on how frequently a sump pump should be changed since it depends upon how frequently the pump operates. If your sump pump is not working, contact the specialists at Midwest Plumbers to examine the scenario. We also can help with any basement leak repairs that have happened due to a broken sump pump.

Consider a Battery Backup

For more information 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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