Sump Pump Repair AND Replacement

Sump pumps never seem to fail at an appropriate time. If yours has failed, contact our knowledgeable and experienced plumbers right away to repair or replace your sump pump and to avoid extensive water damage. We know that it is critical to respond immediately to emergency plumbing calls, so we are ready to address emergency repairs to your sump pump.

What is a Sump Pump?

A sump pump helps to protect the lower levels of your home from flooding caused by melting snow or heavy rainfall. It is commonly found in basement of your home and works to remove the ground water accumulated in a water-collecting sump pit that is located underneath your house.

Maintaining Your Sump Pump

Sump pumps should be examined every year to ensure they are running properly. They must be maintained to avoid significant water damage caused by flooding. When examining a sump pump you should remove all dirt, gravel, sand, and other debris to increase efficiency and the life of your pump. The average life of a sump pump is 10 years before it requires replacement.

We also recommend that your sump pump is kept off the ground of the sump pit to prevent dirt and debris from entering the motor.

If you are unsure how to inspect your sump pump give us a call and we can come check for leaks and working condition of your sump pump.

Signs You Need to Repair or Replace Your Sump Pump

If your sump pump is experiencing all or any of the following signs it is a good indicator that your sump pump requires repair or replacement by a professional plumber:

  1. Old age: the average life expectancy of a sump pump is approximately 10 years. As a good preventative maintenance practice, it is better to air on the side of caution and replace an old sump pump before it is too late and completely fails.
  2. It is always running – if your sump pump is continuously running this is a good sign it is overworking, and the problem needs to be addressed.
  3. Irregular cycling – if your sump pump is cycling on and off, even in heavy rainfalls, there is a chance something is wrong.
  4. Noisy sump pump – if your sump pump is loud and making excessive noises this is a clear indicator that there may be a problem with the motor. Listen for irregularities such as thuds, rattling, grinding, and gurgling.
  5. Visible rust – if there is visible rust it is time to have your sump pump replaced. Rust could be a result of a corroded battery or iron bacteria. Iron bacteria caused by rust is not harmful to humans, but it can clog your sump pump and cause problems to your drainage system.
  6. No water in the sump pit – if there is no water in the sump pit it is possible that it was not properly connected or it was not properly hooked up to the drainage system.

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