Sump Pump Installation, Maintenance & Repairs Opelika Alabama


Did you understand? Sump pumps will solve most basement flooding and leaking concerns as they are created 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 usually set up at the lowest sump pump maintenancepoint in your basement or crawl area. Ground water surrounding your home's foundation is transported into a perimeter drain system set up at the base of the structure. Water discovers its way into the perforated drainpipes and is quickly diverted to the sump pit. The sump pump, which is triggered by a float switch, removes the water by pumping it to the nearby storm drain, dry well or detention pond. A sump pump turns on just when water inside the sump pit reaches a pre-determined level.

Many new homes are equipped with sump pumps however older homes can be retrofitted with a sump system to avoid basement flooding. Our Midwest Plumbers plumbers are experts at sump pump installation and repair work.

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 geared up with a battery backup to ensure that the pump will work when the power is out, such as throughout an extreme storm when it's specifically essential that water is pumped away from your home.

sump pumpIf your home experiences a power failure out for a prolonged duration, regular power failures or if your primary sump pump stops working, a battery backup sump pump or one of lots of water powered backup systems (that use your home's water system pressure to get rid of water from the sump pit) will protect your basement from water damage. A Midwest Plumbers plumbing technician can present numerous backup options.

Sump Pump Maintenance

Test your sump pump frequently to make sure it will operate when the next big downpour happens. Test it by pouring a bucket 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, get rid of any dirt, sand, gravel and other particles to increase the pump's efficiency and lengthen its life. Ensure 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 professionals enjoys to assist with your sump pump maintenance.

Sump Pump Replacement and Repair

Like any equipment with moving parts, sump pumps will break over time and will need to be replaced. There is no general guideline on how frequently a sump pump must be changed given that it depends upon how typically the pump runs. If your sump pump is not working, call in the specialists at Midwest Plumbers to examine the scenario. We also can aid with any basement leak repairs that have occurred due to a damaged sump pump.

Consider a Battery Backup

For more details 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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