Sump Pump Installation, Maintenance & Repairs Pinson Alabama
Did you know? Sump pumps will solve most basement flooding and dripping problems as they are designed 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 installed at the lowest point in your basement or crawl space. Ground water surrounding your house's structure is carried into a perimeter drain system set up at the base of the foundation. Water discovers its way into the perforated drains and is quickly diverted to the sump pit. The sump pump, which is set off 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.
Most new houses are geared up with sump pumps but older houses 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 equipped with a battery backup to ensure that the pump will work when the power is out, such as during a serious storm when it's specifically essential that water is pumped away from your house.
If your house experiences a power failure out for a prolonged duration, regular power blackouts or if your main sump pump fails, a battery backup sump pump or among many water powered backup systems (that utilize your house's water supply pressure to remove water from the sump pit) will safeguard your basement from water damage. A Midwest Plumbers plumbing technician can provide a number of backup alternatives.
Sump Pump Maintenance
Test your sump pump frequently to make sure it will operate when the next big downpour happens. Evaluate it by pouring a pail of water into the sump pit. The pump should turn on, remove the water from the pit and shut itself off immediately. Make sure that the float and the check valve relocation easily.
To clean your sump pit, eliminate any dirt, sand, gravel and other debris to increase the pump's performance and extend its life. Make sure that the discharge line opening is free of blockages so that water can be pumped through the line and out of your basement or crawlspace. If you don't wish to do this yourself, our group of Midwest Plumbers professionals is happy to assist 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 changed. There is no general rule on how typically a sump pump should be changed since it depends upon how frequently the pump runs. If your sump pump is not working, call in the experts at Midwest Plumbers to assess the situation. We likewise can assist with any basement leakage repair works that have taken place due to a broken sump pump.
Consider a Battery Backup
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Midwest Plumbers Sump Pump Services Include:
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- Sump Pump Repairs
- Sump Pump Replacement
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