Sump Pump Installation, Maintenance & Repairs Greeley Colorado
Did you know? Sump pumps will solve most basement flooding and leaking issues 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 generally set up at the lowest point in your basement or crawl area. Ground water surrounding your house's structure is channeled into a perimeter drain system installed at the base of the foundation. Water finds its way into the perforated drainpipes and is quickly diverted to the sump pit. The sump pump, which is activated by a float switch, gets rid of the water by pumping it to the nearby 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 homes are equipped 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 work.
Sump Pump Installation
Sump pumps can be hard-wired into a house's electrical system or be plugged into an outlet. Lots of 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 especially crucial that water is pumped away from your house.
If your home experiences a power blackout out for an extended period, regular power blackouts 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 house's water supply pressure to get rid of water from the sump pit) will protect your basement from water damage. A Midwest Plumbers plumber can present numerous backup alternatives.
Sump Pump Maintenance
Check your sump pump routinely to make sure it will run when the next huge downpour takes place. Check it by putting a container of water into the sump pit. The pump must turn on, get rid of the water from the pit and shut itself off immediately. 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 debris to increase the pump's efficiency and lengthen its life. Make sure that the discharge line opening is devoid of 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 equipment with moving parts, sump pumps will wear out in time and will need to be changed. There is no basic guideline on how typically a sump pump should be replaced given that it depends on how typically the pump operates. If your sump pump is not working, call in the professionals at Midwest Plumbers to assess the situation. We also can aid with any basement leakage repair works that have happened due to a damaged sump pump.
Consider a Battery Backup
To find out more 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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