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If you are having issues with any dampness, leaking, or flooding in your basement, you may need to install or repair your sump pump. Most new buildings with basements may already have a sump pump, but older buildings will not always have them. Our sump pump services, whether installation or repair, can be completed in a few hours.
How Do Sump Pumps Work?
Sump pumps are designed to pump out extra water from your basement. Water can enter your basement through heavy rain or flooding; if your basement is below the water table line in your area, you may also experience flooding. A properly functioning sump pump can save you thousands of dollars in flood damage.
What Should I Look For When Buying a Sump Pump?
Our plumbing team will assist you in choosing the best sump pump for your home or business. There are several models to choose from, with varying features. Sump pumps usually come with a plastic housing, but you can also get them in thicker metal, thin metal, and even cast iron housing. The plastic or thin metal housings are more budget-friendly, but investing in a more durable plastic housing means your basement will remain safe for years to come.
Sump pumps are also available in various horsepower ratings, based on the gallons of water they can pump in one hour. The size of your sump pump doesn’t depend on the size of your house. Instead, its size depends on how far under the water table your building is, how much flooding and rain your area gets, and the quality of your lawn grading or gutter.
When buying your sump pump, you should get the most efficient switch and float system within your budget. It’s also best to buy a sump pump that comes with a built-in battery back-up. This will ensure that your sump pump works even if the main electricity source goes out. As sump pumps need a significant amount of power to run properly, it’s best to reserve a dedicated circuit for them. Our technicians can help you with this and arrange your wiring.
Once you have chosen your sump pump, you should also look for a basin that can be used as a sump pit. Some homeowners try to save money by using a five-gallon bucket, but this can cause your sump pump to break; it may also fail to work because it will not have the room it needs to operate. Therefore, we recommend a sump pit that is about twenty-two inches deep and eighteen inches across.
Call Us to Install Your New Sump Pump
Once you have all of the necessary materials, installing your sump pump is easy. Our technicians will dig up the sump pit where the water is collected. This will need to be at the lowest point of the basement, as this is the area towards where water will naturally flow. After placing the sump pit container into the hole, we will then seal it with concrete. The sump pump is then placed over or inside this sump pit. Pedestal or upright sump pumps are placed over the pit, while submersible pumps are placed inside the pit.
Prepare for the rainy season with professional sump pump installations and repairs! Call us today at (918) 274-7377 for immediate service.