Sump Pump Installation, Maintenance & Repairs Harwinton Connecticut


Did you know? Sump pumps will resolve most basement flooding and dripping concerns as they are designed 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 typically set up at the lowest sump pump repairspoint in your basement or crawl space. Ground water surrounding your home's foundation is carried into a border drain system set up at the base of the foundation. Water finds its method 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 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.

The majority of new houses are geared up with sump pumps however older houses 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 house's electrical system or be plugged into an outlet. Lots of sump pumps are equipped with a battery backup to ensure that the pump will work when the power is out, such as during a severe storm when it's especially important that water is pumped away from your house.

sump pump installIf your home experiences a power failure out for a prolonged period, regular power blackouts or if your primary sump pump stops working, a battery backup sump pump or among lots of water powered backup systems (that use your home's supply of water pressure to eliminate water from the sump pit) will secure your basement from water damage. A Midwest Plumbers plumber can present numerous backup alternatives.

Sump Pump Maintenance

Test your sump pump routinely to make sure it will run when the next big downpour happens. Test it by pouring a container of water into the sump pit. The pump needs to switch on, remove the water from the pit and shut itself off immediately. Ensure that the float and the check valve move freely.

To clean your sump pit, eliminate any dirt, sand, gravel and other particles to increase the pump's effectiveness and extend 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 wish to do this yourself, our group of Midwest Plumbers specialists enjoys to assist with your sump pump upkeep.

Sump Pump Replacement and Repair

Like any devices with moving parts, sump pumps will wear out with time and will have to be changed. There is no basic guideline on how typically a sump pump need to be replaced because it depends on how typically the pump operates. If your sump pump is not working, contact the experts at Midwest Plumbers to assess the situation. We also can aid with any basement leakage repair works that have happened due to a broken sump pump.

Consider a Battery Backup

For more information on Midwest Plumbers basement plumbing services, call your regional 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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