Brampton Sump Pump Backup

Heavy rainfall can be relaxing and soothing. It’s even beneficial for the grass in the GTA. But what happens when it rains for days on end? There is a good chance locals in the area may experience a sump pump backup. And if you’re one of them, you’ll need help from an expert team to reduce the risk of basement flooding.

Locals can rely on their Brampton plumber to stop the flow of water and restore their sump pump to working condition. Whether we repair or replace a faulty unit, you can rest assured that your home will be protected going forward. Along with our annual maintenance services, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Brampton aims to keep your plumbing systems running smoothly year-round. Call us today for emergency service or to book annual maintenance for your sump pump or clogged drains.

About Our Sump Pump Backup Services

Is your sump pump backing up? There are many reasons why your sump pump may fail. From too heavy rainfall and too small of a pump to clogs in the discharge line, you may not know why your pump has failed, all you know is that water is pouring into your basement. That’s when you call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Brampton. We’ll work to help stop the flow of water into your home to prevent more damage.

Inspection and diagnosis

After the water has stopped flowing into your home, we’ll find out what’s caused your sump pump to fail. Sometimes all that’s wrong is that the power to your unit has failed, but it may be an issue with the impeller or the discharge line. We’ll get to the root of the plumbing issue before telling you our diagnosis of your unit.

Repair or replacement

Sump pumps are fairly uncomplicated devices. They operate with a float switch that activates the primary pump when the water in the sum basin reaches a certain level. Once we find the cause of your primary sump pump failure, we may need to clean the unit, replace a part, or replace the entire machine. More often than not all that is required is a thorough cleaning of your unit as clogs are very common.

If replacement is necessary, we’ll help you pick out a new type of pump that fits your needs and budget. There are a few different types of sump pumps to choose from, including submersible pumps, pedestal pumps, battery backup sump pumps, and water-powered backup pumps.

Why Mr. Rooter Plumbing Is The Premier Choice For Any Sump Pump Backup

While a sump pump backup may not sound as terrible as a sewer backup, it can still wreak havoc on your home. Causing basement flooding, water damage to your basement walls, and issues for the structural integrity of your house, there’s a reason sump pumps exist, and it’s to prevent these problems from occurring. When pumps fail, and excess water is allowed around the base of your home, it can lead to serious water damage and even mold growth. That’s why we always recommend regular maintenance for your sump pump, but we understand that sometimes, disasters pop up unannounced.

If you’re experiencing a sump pump backup, you’ll need help right away. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Brampton offers 24-hour emergency service for this very reason. We’ll help diffuse the problem right away and will work tirelessly to remove pools of water from your home before restoring your sump pump to working order. Our professional plumbing company is known for our wide range of expert services, licensed plumbers, and upfront, flat-rate pricing. There will never be any surprises on your final bill—we aim to keep you updated at every step of the process. We know how important your home is to you and your family and make every effort to quickly remedy the situation to get you back to your normal routines. Call us today to see how we can help with your sump pump backup or sewer system backup.

FAQs: Sump Pump Backup

What Causes a Sump Pump Backup?

Sump Pumps can back up for many reasons, but the most common among them is clogs. They sit in a pit surrounded by water. It’s very easy for them to be covered in dirt and debris and for that debris to make its way into the discharge line. If a clog is formed, the pump cannot remove the water into the sanitary sewer line, and your sump pit will back up.

Other common reasons for your sump pump to fail include:

  • The sump pit itself is dirty and becomes clogged
  • Power failures
  • The pump’s mechanical parts are clogged/dirty
  • The float switch is jammed or dirty and cannot operate
  • The discharge lines are frozen
  • There is no backup sump pump battery installed during a power outage
  • Extremely heavy rainfall/flooding for too small of a pump

Looking for a sump pump battery backup? In Brampton, it’s important to have a backup battery installation for your primary sump pump to ensure it can work during extreme weather. Heavy rainfall can overwhelm your sump pit and cause it to overflow. During your sump pump installation or replacement, ask a professional for the correct size pump for your home.

What Should I Do If My Sump Pump Backs Up?

If your sump pump backs up, you should check the power cord. Even if you have backup battery power, you should make sure your pump is operational. You can also try resetting the pump if you have not lost power or check for excess dirt or clogs. Knowing where to check can be tricky for homeowners, which is why you should schedule annual maintenance to ensure your pump is working properly year-round.

Why is There So Much Water Coming Out of My Sump Pump?

If the water table where the pump is installed is too high, you’ll likely experience a lot of water coming out of your sump pump that’s backing up into your basement. You may also have a frozen or clogged discharge line. The weeping tile around your home may also be inundated with water or damaged. To find out exactly what’s going on with your backup, call a professional. We will perform a full inspection of your sump pump, weeping tile, sump basin, and more to find out what’s causing it.

Can Heavy Rain Overwhelm a Sump Pump?

Yes, heavy rain can overwhelm a sump pump. It’s important to have the right size pump for your home, but if your area is experiencing high volumes of rain or a flash flood during the rainy season, it may not be enough to remove the way away from your house. The average sump pump removes gallons of water per minute, so it depends on how much water is collecting in the pit. Pairing quality sump pumps with backwater valves can help keep the basement dry in your home. Ask us about backwater valve installation if you do not yet have this essential device.

Need Help With Your Sump Pump Backup? Brampton Can Count on Mr. Rooter Plumbing For Efficient Service

A sump pump backup can be a scary thing. Water can flood into your basement, causing damage to your belongings and risking mold or an electrical fire. That’s why it’s always a good idea to have your pump inspected regularly by a professional. In our sump pump maintenance service, we’ll clean the pit and the pump before checking its performance to ensure it’s running correctly.

If you suspect something is wrong with your pump, such as hearing strange noises, smelling mold, or noticing slow draining, give us a call. Acting fast can prevent plumbing emergencies like a sump pump backup. Brampton homeowners dealing with a backup can rely on the professionals at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Brampton for fast service, no matter if they call us for an emergency or routine maintenance such as drain cleaning, clogged drain, and drain repair for your drain pipes and sewer pipes. Our reliable plumbers proudly serve the GTA, including Brampton, North York, Richmond Hill, Durham Region, Scarborough, and more. Call us today and let our customer care team help you get started.

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