Sump Pump Installation, Maintenance & Repairs Westbrook Connecticut


Did you know? Sump pumps will solve most basement flooding and dripping problems as they are developed 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 repairspoint in your basement or crawl area. Ground water surrounding your house's structure is transported 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 set off by a float switch, eliminates 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 brand-new homes are geared up with sump pumps however older houses can be retrofitted with a sump system to prevent basement flooding. Our Midwest Plumbers plumbers are specialists at sump pump installation and repair work.

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 equipped with a battery backup to ensure that the pump will work when the power is out, such as during a serious storm when it's specifically crucial that water is pumped far from your home.

sump pump installationIf your home experiences a power failure out for a prolonged period, frequent power outages or if your primary sump pump stops working, a battery backup sump pump or one of numerous water powered backup systems (that use your house's water supply pressure to get rid of water from the sump pit) will secure your basement from water damage. A Midwest Plumbers plumbing can provide numerous backup alternatives.

Sump Pump Maintenance

Test your sump pump regularly to make sure it will run when the next huge rainstorm takes place. Test it by putting a bucket of water into the sump pit. The pump must switch on, get rid of the water from the pit and shut itself off in a matter of seconds. Ensure that the float and the check valve move freely.

To clean your sump pit, get rid of any dirt, sand, gravel and other debris to increase the pump's efficiency and lengthen its life. Ensure 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 experts 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 replaced. There is no basic guideline on how frequently a sump pump need to be replaced because it depends on how frequently 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 actually occurred due to a damaged sump pump.

Consider a Battery Backup

For more details 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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