Sump Pump Installation, Maintenance & Repairs Red Bay Alabama
Did you know? Sump pumps will fix most basement flooding and leaking 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 home's foundation is carried into a border drain system installed at the base of the structure. 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 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 houses 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 setup and repair.
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 guarantee that the pump will work when the power is out, such as during a severe storm when it's especially essential that water is pumped far from your home.
If your home experiences a power failure out for a prolonged period, frequent power interruptions or if your primary sump pump fails, a battery backup sump pump or among lots of water powered backup systems (that utilize your home'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 several backup options.
Sump Pump Maintenance
Test your sump pump routinely to make sure it will operate when the next huge rainstorm takes place. Test it by putting a pail of water into the sump pit. The pump must switch on, get rid of 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 performance and prolong its life. Make sure that the discharge line opening is devoid of obstructions so that water can be pumped through the line and from your basement or crawlspace. If you do not want to do this yourself, our group of Midwest Plumbers specialists is happy to help with your sump pump upkeep.
Sump Pump Replacement and Repair
Like any equipment with moving parts, sump pumps will break in time and will need to be replaced. There is no general guideline on how often a sump pump should be replaced given that it depends upon how typically the pump runs. If your sump pump is not working, hire the specialists at Midwest Plumbers to evaluate the situation. We also can assist with any basement leakage repairs that have happened due to a broken sump pump.
Consider a Battery Backup
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Midwest Plumbers Sump Pump Services Include:
- Sump Pump Maintenance
- Sump Pump Repairs
- Sump Pump Replacement
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