Sump Pump Installation, Maintenance & Repairs De Kalb Texas


Did you understand? Sump pumps will fix 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 typically set up at the lowest sump pump servicepoint in your basement or crawl area. Ground water surrounding your house's foundation is funnelled into a border drain system set up at the base of the foundation. Water discovers its method into the perforated drains 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 nearby storm drain, dry well or detention pond. A sump pump switches on only when water inside the sump pit reaches a pre-determined level.

The majority of new homes are equipped with sump pumps however older homes can be retrofitted with a sump system to avoid 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. Numerous 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 particularly important that water is pumped far from your house.

sump pump installationIf your home experiences a power blackout out for an extended duration, frequent power failures or if your main sump pump fails, a battery backup sump pump or one of many water powered backup systems (that use your home's supply of water pressure to eliminate water from the sump pit) will secure your basement from water damage. A Midwest Plumbers plumbing technician can present several backup alternatives.

Sump Pump Maintenance

Test your sump pump regularly to make sure it will run when the next big rainstorm occurs. Test it by pouring a container of water into the sump pit. The pump should turn on, eliminate the water from the pit and shut itself off in a matter of seconds. Guarantee that the float and the check valve relocation freely.

To clean your sump pit, remove any dirt, sand, gravel and other debris to increase the pump's efficiency and prolong its life. Ensure 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 want to do this yourself, our team of Midwest Plumbers experts is happy to help with your sump pump maintenance.

Sump Pump Replacement and Repair

Like any devices with moving parts, sump pumps will break with time and will have to be changed. There is no general guideline on how frequently a sump pump must be replaced given that it depends on how often the pump operates. If your sump pump is not working, employ the specialists at Midwest Plumbers to assess the circumstance. We also can assist with any basement leak repairs that have taken place 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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