Sump Pump Installation, Maintenance & Repairs Jonestown Texas


Did you know? Sump pumps will solve most basement flooding and dripping problems as they are created 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 installed at the lowest sump pump repairspoint in your basement or crawl area. Ground water surrounding your house's foundation is carried into a boundary drain system set up at the base of the structure. Water discovers its method into the perforated drains and is quickly diverted to the sump pit. The sump pump, which is set off by a float switch, gets rid of the water by pumping it to the nearest storm drain, dry well or detention pond. A sump pump turns on only when water inside the sump pit reaches a pre-determined level.

Most new homes are equipped with sump pumps however older houses can be retrofitted with a sump system to prevent basement flooding. Our Midwest Plumbers plumbers are experts 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 make sure that the pump will work when the power is out, such as throughout a severe storm when it's especially important that water is pumped away from your home.

sump pump installationIf your house experiences a power interruption out for an extended period, regular power blackouts or if your main sump pump stops working, a battery backup sump pump or among many water powered backup systems (that use your home's water system pressure to get rid of water from the sump pit) will protect your basement from water damage. A Midwest Plumbers plumbing can present several backup options.

Sump Pump Maintenance

Evaluate your sump pump routinely to make sure it will run when the next huge downpour occurs. Check 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 easily.

To clean your sump pit, remove any dirt, sand, gravel and other particles to increase the pump's performance 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 don't want to do this yourself, our team of Midwest Plumbers professionals mores than happy to assist with your sump pump maintenance.

Sump Pump Replacement and Repair

Like any devices with moving parts, sump pumps will wear out over time and will have to be changed. There is no general guideline on how frequently a sump pump need to be replaced given that it depends upon how typically the pump runs. If your sump pump is not working, hire the specialists at Midwest Plumbers to evaluate the situation. We also can aid with any basement leakage repairs that have taken place due to a damaged sump pump.

Consider a Battery Backup

To learn more on Midwest Plumbers basement plumbing services, call your regional 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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