Sump Pump Installation, Maintenance & Repairs Meriden Connecticut


Did you know? Sump pumps will solve most basement flooding and leaking issues as they are developed 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 generally installed at the most affordable sump pump repairspoint in your basement or crawl space. Ground water surrounding your house's structure is funnelled into a boundary drain system set up at the base of the foundation. Water discovers its way into the perforated drainpipes and is rapidly diverted to the sump pit. The sump pump, which is set off 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 switches on just 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 avoid 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 home's electrical system or be plugged into an outlet. Numerous 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 particularly important that water is pumped far from your home.

sump pump installIf your home experiences a power blackout out for a prolonged period, frequent power outages or if your main sump pump fails, a battery backup sump pump or one of numerous water powered backup systems (that utilize your home's water system pressure to remove water from the sump pit) will safeguard your basement from water damage. A Midwest Plumbers plumber can present several backup options.

Sump Pump Maintenance

Test your sump pump routinely to make sure it will run when the next huge rainstorm takes place. Evaluate it by putting a pail of water into the sump pit. The pump needs to switch on, remove 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, remove any dirt, sand, gravel and other debris to increase the pump's efficiency 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 want to do this yourself, our team of Midwest Plumbers professionals enjoys to help with your sump pump maintenance.

Sump Pump Replacement and Repair

Like any equipment with moving parts, sump pumps will break with time and will need to be changed. There is no basic guideline on how frequently a sump pump must be changed considering that it depends upon how often the pump runs. If your sump pump is not working, call in the experts at Midwest Plumbers to assess the circumstance. We likewise can aid with any basement leakage repairs that have actually occurred 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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