Sump Pump Installation, Maintenance & Repairs Superior Colorado


Did you understand? Sump pumps will resolve most basement flooding and dripping problems as they are developed to remove 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 normally installed at the lowest sump pump repairspoint in your basement or crawl area. Ground water surrounding your home's structure is channeled into a perimeter drain system installed at the base of the structure. Water finds its way into the perforated drains and is rapidly diverted to the sump pit. The sump pump, which is activated by a float switch, removes the water by pumping it to the closest storm drain, dry well or detention pond. A sump pump switches on only when water inside the sump pit reaches a pre-determined level.

Most new houses are geared up with sump pumps but older homes can be retrofitted with a sump system to avoid basement flooding. Our Midwest Plumbers plumbers are professionals at sump pump installation 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 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 particularly crucial that water is pumped far from your home.

sump pumpIf your home experiences a power failure out for an extended duration, frequent power failures or if your main sump pump fails, a battery backup sump pump or among many water powered backup systems (that use your home's water supply pressure to remove water from the sump pit) will protect your basement from water damage. A Midwest Plumbers plumbing technician can present several backup choices.

Sump Pump Maintenance

Evaluate your sump pump frequently to make sure it will run when the next big downpour happens. 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 in a matter of seconds. Ensure that the float and the check valve relocation easily.

To clean your sump pit, remove any dirt, sand, gravel and other particles to increase the pump's performance and lengthen its life. Ensure that the discharge line opening is without obstructions so that water can be pumped through the line and from your basement or crawlspace. If you don't wish to do this yourself, our team of Midwest Plumbers specialists mores than happy to assist with your sump pump upkeep.

Sump Pump Replacement and Repair

Like any devices with moving parts, sump pumps will wear out over time and will have to be replaced. There is no general rule on how often a sump pump must be changed because it depends upon how often the pump runs. If your sump pump is not working, employ the professionals at Midwest Plumbers to assess the scenario. We likewise can help with any basement leak repair works that have happened due to a broken sump pump.

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Midwest Plumbers Sump Pump Services Include:

  • Sump Pump Maintenance
  • Sump Pump Repairs
  • Sump Pump Replacement

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