Sump Pump Installation, Maintenance & Repairs Old Mystic Connecticut


Did you understand? Sump pumps will fix most basement flooding and leaking problems 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 generally installed at the lowest sump pump maintenancepoint in your basement or crawl area. Ground water surrounding your house's foundation is directed into a boundary drain system installed at the base of the foundation. Water finds its way into the perforated drains 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 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.

Many new homes are geared up with sump pumps but older houses can be retrofitted with a sump system to avoid basement flooding. Our Midwest Plumbers plumbers are specialists 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. Numerous sump pumps are geared up 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 particularly crucial that water is pumped far from your house.

sump pumpIf your house experiences a power blackout out for a prolonged period, frequent power outages or if your main sump pump stops working, a battery backup sump pump or among many water powered backup systems (that utilize your home's water supply pressure to eliminate water from the sump pit) will safeguard your basement from water damage. A Midwest Plumbers plumber can provide a number of backup options.

Sump Pump Maintenance

Test your sump pump regularly to make sure it will run when the next big rainstorm occurs. Check it by pouring a container of water into the sump pit. The pump needs to turn on, get rid of the water from the pit and shut itself off in a matter of seconds. Make sure that the float and the check valve move easily.

To clean your sump pit, eliminate any dirt, sand, gravel and other particles to increase the pump's efficiency and extend its life. Make sure that the discharge line opening is free of blockages so that water can be pumped through the line and from your basement or crawlspace. If you do not want to do this yourself, our group of Midwest Plumbers professionals is happy to help with your sump pump maintenance.

Sump Pump Replacement and Repair

Like any equipment with moving parts, sump pumps will wear gradually and will need to be changed. There is no basic rule on how frequently a sump pump ought to be changed considering that it depends on how frequently the pump runs. If your sump pump is not working, contact the experts at Midwest Plumbers to examine the circumstance. We likewise can help with any basement leakage repair works that have occurred 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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