Sump Pump Installations & Repairs
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Sump Pump Repairs
Damage to your basement if a sump pump fails can be disastrous and expensive. If your Sump Pump fails, our professional, skilled plumbers are just a phone call a day. With 24 hour emergency service, we can get your equipment functioning as quickly as possible. Our plumbers are proficient in the repair of all brands of Sump Pumps.
Replacements & Installations
If it is necessary to replace the Sump Pump, our plumbers will assess your family's needs to ensure that you select the best equipment for your needs.
Types of Sump Pumps
Submersible Sump Pumps
A sump pump is installed at the lowest point of your basement or crawl space. Installed around your home's foundation is a perimeter drain system where ground water collects and is deferred to a sump pump pit. A submersible pump sits at the bottom of a sump pit, which is triggered by a float switch. When water levels rise and trigger the switch, the pump moves the water to the nearest storm drain, dry well or detention pond. Your sump pump is your best line of defense against flood damage in your basement. Because the same storms that bring a lot of extra water into the drainage system also tend to knock out the power, it is recommended to install a battery backup for your sump pump.
Water Powered Backup Sump Pumps
A water powered sump pump is a great alternative to a batter backup sump pump if you have access to municipal water. When your power goes out, it switches to the use of town water to power the pump, keeping your basement safe and dry until power is restored. Water costs will go up when the unit is in use, however, compared to the cost of a flooded basement, it's well worth the investment and will never need a battery.
Recommended Sump Pump Brands
With a large selection of sump pumps and batter backup sump pumps, Liberty is a reliable brand that you can count on.
Zoeller Sump Pumps offer a wide range of commercial and residential pumps. With 100% factory testing, they promise dependability in all of their products.
Sump Pump Maintenance
Cleaning your sump pit is an essential step in sump pump maintenance. To clean the sump pit, remove dirt, gravel, and other debris to increase the efficiency of the pump. Your discharge line opening should be free of obstruction so that the water can be pumped through the line and out of your basement/crawlspace.
It's important to test your sump pump regularly to be sure your home is ready for the next big rain. To test the pump, pour a bucket of water in the pit. The pump should remove the water and shut off shortly after. You'll want to be sure the check valve and float aren't stuck.
To have your sump pump tested and maintained by All American Plumbing Service, call us at (973) 975-7658.