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Don’t let your sump pump fall into damage or disrepair. A properly functioning sump pump stops flooding of your basement and low lying areas of your homes.
Whether you store family memories, have an entertainment center set up, or are looking to protect home appliances, you don’t leave your sump pump to chance.
Get professional sump pump installation and repairs today from Nation Water or call us for emergency services.
It’s obvious you need a sump pump repair when your sump pump is emitting odd noises, running constantly, or you’re experiencing flooding water. However, regular sump pump repairs are also critical to prevent major breakdowns that result in catastrophic events, like flooding, wires shorting out, and more.
Sump pumps consist of various mechanical components and these parts can experience wear and tear or malfunction over time, leading to mechanical failure. The motor may burn out, the impeller may become clogged or damaged, or the float switch might fail to activate the pump when necessary. All of these require professional sump pump repairs in order to correct the operation of your sump pump.
Similarly, during a power outage, sump pumps can become ineffective. Installing a battery backup system or a generator can help ensure your pump continues to function when the power is disrupted, especially during intense storms.
Improper installation can also contribute to sump pump issues. It may not be able to effectively remove water from the sump pit, leading to flooding or insufficient drainage, causing more problems down the line.
You always want to check your discharge pipe, as well. The discharge pipe carries water from the sump pump to a designated drainage area. If the discharge pipe becomes blocked or obstructed, it can impede the flow of water, causing the pump to work harder or fail to remove water from the sump pit.
More often than not, Nation Water Maryland Plumbers respond to sump pump repairs for old or worn out sump pumps. Depending on the quality and usage, a sump pump typically lasts around 7-10 years. Regular maintenance is essential to ensure the proper functioning of a sump pump and help extend its lifespan. Routine maintenance involves cleaning the sump pit, checking the pump’s operation, and inspecting the components for any signs of wear or damage.
A sump pump removes collected water from a basement via a mechanical device in a basin. It automatically turns on when water reaches a certain level, using a motor to send it outside the building. Sump pumps prevent water damage, mold growth and excessive moisture, particularly in areas prone to flooding or high water tables. Regular maintenance and testing is important to ensure proper functioning.
To fix a sump pump problem: (1) check the power supply (2) clear debris from the pump and inlet screen (3) inspect the float switch and (4) replace the pump if necessary. Turn off power sources before attempting any repairs and consult a professional if unsure or lacking confidence.
Sump pump installation costs vary depending on factors such as complexity, location, and contractor experience. You can expect to pay $200 to $500 for installation but costs may increase with additional plumbing or electrical work, excavation, or other specialized services. Get quotes from several contractors and include the cost of the sump pump which ranges from $100 to $1,000.