Sump Pump Installation, Maintenance & Repairs Northport Alabama


Did you know? Sump pumps will resolve most basement flooding and leaking issues as they are developed 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 area. Ground water surrounding your house's foundation is channeled into a perimeter drain system set up at the base of the foundation. Water finds its way into the perforated drains and is quickly 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 nearest 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 homes are equipped with sump pumps but older homes can be retrofitted with a sump system to prevent basement flooding. Our Midwest Plumbers plumbers are specialists 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. Many sump pumps are geared up with a battery backup to ensure that the pump will work when the power is out, such as throughout a severe storm when it's particularly important that water is pumped away from your house.

sump pump installIf your house experiences a power interruption out for a prolonged duration, regular power outages or if your main sump pump stops working, a battery backup sump pump or one of many water powered backup systems (that use your home's water system pressure to remove water from the sump pit) will secure your basement from water damage. A Midwest Plumbers plumbing professional can provide several backup alternatives.

Sump Pump Maintenance

Test your sump pump routinely to make sure it will run when the next big rainstorm takes place. Evaluate it by putting a bucket of water into the sump pit. The pump should switch on, get rid of 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, remove any dirt, sand, gravel and other debris to increase the pump's effectiveness and extend its life. Guarantee that the discharge line opening is free of obstructions so that water can be pumped through the line and from 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 equipment with moving parts, sump pumps will wear out over time and will have to be changed. There is no general guideline on how typically a sump pump need to be changed since it depends upon how typically the pump runs. If your sump pump is not working, employ the specialists at Midwest Plumbers to examine the circumstance. We also can help with any basement leak repair works that have taken place 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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