Sump Pump Installation, Maintenance & Repairs Ellington Connecticut


Did you know? Sump pumps will fix most basement flooding and leaking problems as they are designed 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 set up at the most affordable sump pump maintenancepoint in your basement or crawl area. Ground water surrounding your house's foundation is transported into a border drain system set up at the base of the foundation. Water discovers its way into the perforated drainpipes and is quickly diverted to the sump pit. The sump pump, which is activated by a float switch, removes the water by pumping it to the nearest storm drain, dry well or detention pond. A sump pump switches on just when water inside the sump pit reaches a pre-determined level.

The majority of new houses are equipped with sump pumps but 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.

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 equipped with a battery backup to make sure 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 far from your house.

sump pumpIf your house experiences a power outage out for an extended period, frequent power interruptions or if your primary sump pump fails, a battery backup sump pump or one of numerous water powered backup systems (that use your home's water supply pressure to eliminate water from the sump pit) will safeguard your basement from water damage. A Midwest Plumbers plumbing professional can present several backup alternatives.

Sump Pump Maintenance

Check your sump pump routinely to make sure it will run when the next big rainstorm happens. Check it by pouring a container of water into the sump pit. The pump should turn on, get rid of the water from the pit and shut itself off immediately. Ensure 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 performance and lengthen its life. Make sure 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 want to do this yourself, our team of Midwest Plumbers specialists is happy to help with your sump pump maintenance.

Sump Pump Replacement and Repair

Like any devices with moving parts, sump pumps will break in time and will need to be replaced. There is no basic rule on how frequently a sump pump ought to be replaced given that it depends upon how often the pump operates. If your sump pump is not working, contact the experts at Midwest Plumbers to evaluate the scenario. We also can aid with any basement leak repairs that have taken place due to a damaged 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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