Sump Pump Installation, Maintenance & Repairs Ithaca New York


Did you know? Sump pumps will fix most basement flooding and leaking issues 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 structure is transported into a border drain system set up at the base of the structure. Water discovers its way into the perforated drains and is rapidly diverted to the sump pit. The sump pump, which is activated by a float switch, eliminates 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.

Many new houses are equipped with sump pumps but 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.

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 make sure that the pump will work when the power is out, such as during a severe storm when it's specifically important that water is pumped far from your home.

sump pump installIf your home experiences a power outage out for a prolonged duration, regular power interruptions or if your primary sump pump stops working, a battery backup sump pump or among numerous water powered backup systems (that use your house's water supply pressure to get rid of water from the sump pit) will protect your basement from water damage. A Midwest Plumbers plumbing technician can provide numerous backup options.

Sump Pump Maintenance

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

To clean your sump pit, remove any dirt, sand, gravel and other debris to increase the pump's efficiency and extend its life. Guarantee that the discharge line opening is devoid 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 group of Midwest Plumbers experts is happy to help with your sump pump maintenance.

Sump Pump Replacement and Repair

Like any equipment with moving parts, sump pumps will break in time and will need to be replaced. There is no basic guideline on how frequently a sump pump must be changed because it depends on how often the pump operates. If your sump pump is not working, contact the specialists at Midwest Plumbers to assess the circumstance. We also can aid with any basement leakage repairs that have occurred due to a broken sump pump.

Consider a Battery Backup

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Midwest Plumbers Sump Pump Services Include:

  • Sump Pump Maintenance
  • Sump Pump Repairs
  • Sump Pump Replacement

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