Sump Pump Installation, Maintenance & Repairs Garden City Park New York


Did you know? Sump pumps will fix most basement flooding and dripping 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 usually set up at the lowest sump pump repairspoint in your basement or crawl space. Ground water surrounding your home's foundation is directed into a border drain system installed at the base of the structure. 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 nearest storm drain, dry well or detention pond. A sump pump switches on only 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 prevent basement flooding. Our Midwest Plumbers plumbers are experts 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. Numerous sump pumps are equipped with a battery backup to make sure that the pump will work when the power is out, such as during a serious storm when it's specifically essential that water is pumped away from your house.

sump pump installationIf your home experiences a power outage out for an extended period, regular power blackouts or if your primary sump pump fails, a battery backup sump pump or among many water powered backup systems (that utilize your house's water supply pressure to eliminate water from the sump pit) will safeguard your basement from water damage. A Midwest Plumbers plumbing technician can provide a number of backup alternatives.

Sump Pump Maintenance

Check your sump pump regularly to make sure it will run when the next big downpour occurs. Evaluate it by putting a container of water into the sump pit. The pump needs to 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 relocation freely.

To clean your sump pit, eliminate any dirt, sand, gravel and other debris 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 do not wish to do this yourself, our team of Midwest Plumbers professionals mores than happy to assist with your sump pump upkeep.

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 general rule on how often a sump pump should be changed given that it depends on how often the pump operates. If your sump pump is not working, call in the specialists at Midwest Plumbers to assess the situation. We also can assist with any basement leak repair works that have taken place due to a broken sump pump.

Consider a Battery Backup

To find out more 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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