One of the most important devices your home can carry is a sump pump. If you do not have one installed and you live in a low lying area or floodplain, we recommend having your home equipped with one. Sump pumps help manage water levels in your home during heavy rain and flooding to ensure your home does not fall victim to severe water damage. Save yourself from thousands of dollars of flood damage repair with a properly working sump pump. We can help you choose the right unit and install it for you. Need to repair an existing one? Just give us a call and we will be at your door with the right solution.
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Why is a sump pump crucial to have in your home?
Preventing flood damage is one of the main reasons we encourage homeowners to install sump pumps. These devices can help direct excess water away from your property when the water table rises. If the excess water has nowhere to go, it will force its way into your basement if there is no sump pump present. Sump pumps can also help control unexpected burst pipes, sewer backups, and overflowing drains.
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Which pump type should you install?
There are a range of sump pump types available, each with their own benefits.
One of the most efficient types of pumps is the submersible sump pump. This unit is designed to be installed underground. Submersible pumps are extremely efficient and make minimal noise while running. They last longer than other types of pumps and are unobtrusive since they are located underground. Most homeowners decide to install a submersible sump pump when given the option.
Other homeowners will need to install a pedestal sump pump instead. Pedestal units are designed to operate above water. The motor will be damaged if it is in the water. Pedestal sump pumps prove more budget friendly are an ideal choice for homeowners with a tall and narrow sump pit. Space limitations sometimes necessitate installing a pedestal sump pump.
What are common problems with these devices?
If you already have a sump pump installed in your home, it is important to be able to recognize the most common problems with your device.
- Sump pump shuts off due to power failure (for this reason we recommend having a battery backup sump pump installed as well)
- Switch on the sump pump becomes stuck
- Sump pump becomes overwhelmed by the amount of water entering the basement (not all sump pumps are equal in power; it is important that your device is powerful enough to handle the amount of water entering your home)