Sump Pump Installation, Maintenance & Repairs South Woodstock Connecticut


Did you understand? Sump pumps will solve most basement flooding and leaking problems as they are designed 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 usually set up at the most affordable sump pump repairspoint in your basement or crawl area. Ground water surrounding your home's foundation is carried into a perimeter drain system installed 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 activated by a float switch, removes the water by pumping it to the closest storm drain, dry well or detention pond. A sump pump turns on just when water inside the sump pit reaches a pre-determined level.

Most new homes are equipped with sump pumps but 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 home's electrical system or be plugged into an outlet. Lots of sump pumps are geared up with a battery backup to ensure that the pump will work when the power is out, such as throughout an extreme storm when it's specifically important that water is pumped far from your home.

sump pump installIf your house experiences a power failure out for an extended period, frequent power blackouts 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 system pressure to eliminate water from the sump pit) will protect your basement from water damage. A Midwest Plumbers plumbing technician can provide a number of backup options.

Sump Pump Maintenance

Check your sump pump routinely to make sure it will run when the next huge rainstorm occurs. Test it by pouring a bucket of water into the sump pit. The pump needs to switch on, remove the water from the pit and shut itself off in a matter of seconds. Ensure that the float and the check valve relocation freely.

To clean your sump pit, get rid of any dirt, sand, gravel and other particles to increase the pump's efficiency and lengthen its life. Make sure that the discharge line opening is free of obstructions so that water can be pumped through the line and from your basement or crawlspace. If you do not wish to do this yourself, our team of Midwest Plumbers specialists enjoys to help 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 need to be replaced. There is no basic guideline on how often a sump pump should be replaced given that it depends on how typically the pump runs. If your sump pump is not working, contact the experts at Midwest Plumbers to evaluate the situation. We likewise can help with any basement leakage repairs that have actually taken place due to a broken sump pump.

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