We love the beautiful mountains and the winding Bow River, but all those slopes and turns can harm our homes, especially once heavy snow melts. Calgary is prone to flooding, and flood damage to your home can cost you an arm and a leg and create more long-term problems. In preventing water damage and flooding, sump pumps are invaluable. These handy systems re-route water away from the lowest point of your home's foundation to prevent basement flooding. When heavy rains occur or much snow melts, a sump pump will free your basement and foundation from expensive water damage. They protect your home from flooding and other costly damages, but it can be a disaster when they fail. If you need to call a Calgary plumber for sump pump repair, you may feel overwhelmed with questions. Fear not!
Your local plumber at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Calgary has all your sump pump repair needs right here. Contact us to learn more about our maintenance and repair services or book an appointment with one of our experienced plumbing experts.
About Our Sump Pump Repair in Calgary
Our sump pump repair services refer to the maintenance, restoration, or replacement of the device. They are designed to prevent basement flooding by removing excess water from basements, perimeter drains, and other low-lying areas, which are prone to potential flooding. The system works with a sump pit, typically located below the basement level, so it catches and fills with water first. When the water level rises to a certain point, the sump pump system turns on and safely pumps the water out of your house. This device protects your home from flooding and expensive water damage.
There are two primary types of sump pumps: pedestal and submersible. A pedestal pump is mounted over the sump pump pit, giving a homeowner and plumber easy access. A submersible pump sits inside the cavity with water and is not seen. Usually, sump pump systems are connected to your home's electrical system or plugged into a wall outlet. Unfortunately, being connected to power in this way means that power outages can occur. That's why we recommend always having a battery-powered backup sump pump. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Calgary can help with your sump pump installation and backups, ensuring that your unit doesn't fail with any power failures.
If you already have a system in your home, then understanding it and the maintenance it needs will give you peace of mind from any potential flooding or disruptions. Even though we'd love for all our house systems always to work perfectly, often they need some maintenance or repair. An efficient sump pump repair service involves identifying and addressing issues such as clogged drains, motor malfunctions, or other failures that prevent the pump from effectively pumping water out of your home.
Are you wondering if you need a sump pump repair? Check your system for any of these indications that it's time to call a professional. Your system:
- Turns On and Off
- Runs Longer than Usual
- Runs Continuously
- Has Rust or Damage Visible
Common Causes of Sump Pump Failure
These units are essential for preventing water damage in your home, but if not kept in proper working order, they can cause serious issues. Some common causes of sump pump failure include a power outage, a clogged sump pump inlet screen, the basin water level being too high, the pump continuously running, a stuck switch, and improper installation. To avoid these problems, make sure to regularly check the power source of your sump pump, clean it regularly, and hire a plumbing expert for proper installation services. We've included a simple checklist so you can make sure no home disasters happen!
Sump Pump Annual Maintenance Checklist
- Clean Out all Debris
- Inspect the Float Valve & Drain Hose
- Ensure the Discharge Location is at a Good Distance
- Clean the Impeller & Weep Hole
- Smell for Odour
- Check the Power
- Have a Backup Sump Pump System
- Do a Test Run
No matter what type of sump pump you have or need, we're here to provide outstanding repair services. We understand how important it is to keep your system running efficiently and effectively from residential to commercial properties. Our experienced technicians take pride in delivering prompt and reliable service and can diagnose any issue while recommending a cost-effective solution. With a professional sump pump repair, homeowners can rest easy knowing that their property will remain safe from flooding and water damage for years.
Trust Mr. Rooter Plumbing for Your Sump Pump Repairs!
When it comes to sump pump repair, trust the professionals at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Calgary. Our experienced plumbers are committed to providing top-notch repair services at an affordable price. Our specialized tools can give you a quick and accurate diagnosis so your sump pump gets back up and running quickly. We guarantee you will receive dependable and efficient solutions with us. So don't wait any longer - contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Calgary for quality sump pump repair!
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Our plumbing professionals are certified, licensed, and insured, meaning they are expertly trained in their industry and jobs. We only want the best for our customers, including providing licensed plumbers with the correct certification to give you a pleasant plumbing experience.
Are you tired of surprising sump pump repair costs? Have no headaches with Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Calgary! We offer honest pricing with no overtime charges, leaving our customers satisfied with no unexpected costs of sump pump maintenance. We will let you know the price of a job before we start.
We understand your life is full of appointments and commitments; being busy is just an average day. That's why you can schedule a sump pump repair with Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Calgary at your convenience! We are available for you and whatever time of booking is most convenient for your schedule. We pride ourselves on giving professional consultation and exceptional service, which is why your time matters to us.
Sump Pump Repair: Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some of the most common questions we get from homeowners around Calgary about sump pumps and their maintenance.
How Often Should I Have My System Checked and Serviced?
We recommend servicing your sump pump system yearly or more frequently if you are experiencing issues. Regular maintenance can prevent unexpected breakdowns, which can lead to costly repairs and increase the longevity of your system.
What is the Average Lifespan of a Unit?
Ten years is the average life expectancy, but it needs regular service for your entire unit to last that long. That's why we recommend routine sump pump maintenance. Regular cleaning and care will give an increased life expectancy to your unit and fewer chances of catastrophic water damage. Like with any appliance, however, the more it's used, the shorter its average life span.
What's the Best Way to Test My System?
To ensure your sump pump works correctly, pour a few buckets of water into the pit and wait for the float switch to activate the pump. It may be time for repair or a sump pump replacement if it fails to turn on.
What Happens if My System Stops Working and I Don't Have It Repaired?
Sump pump failure and breakdown can cause your basement to flood quickly and cause severe water damage to your home. This can be expensive to repair and puts you at risk of mold growth and other long-term health effects. So act quickly if you notice any signs of trouble with your unit.
What Happens if My Sump Pump Line is Frozen?
If your line freezes, it's crucial to call a professional to thaw your system immediately. While waiting for an experienced plumber to help, there are a few steps you can take to try to resolve the issue, but remember that only a professional can guarantee not to damage your system. Follow these steps to thaw the line when your system is frozen safely:
- Turn off the power and circuit breaker switch before anything else.
- Increase the heat in your basement by turning up the thermostat or placing a space heater near the unit.
- Open the drain to get out any remaining water. This may require a hand pump if there's a lot.
- Look for any blockages from debris or ice and clear them as much as possible.
- Remove the drain line.
- Wait for one of our plumbers to help with the rest of it.
What Other Services Do You Offer?
We offer a large array of plumbing services around Calgary, including drain cleaning, sewer line repair and replacement, sewer system backups, HydroScrub® Jetting, plumbing diagnosis and inspection, water line repairs, fixes to clogged drains, leaking pipes, and frozen pipes, boiler services, plumbing system maintenance, water softener and filter installation, tankless water heater installation, preventative maintenance, backflow prevention device installation, hot water tank repair and replacement, trenchless sewer repairs, and more!
Need Sump Pump Repair? Calgary Residents Are in Safe Hands!
Don't let water damage be the downfall of your home. Keep your sump pump system in proper working order with routine maintenance checks.
Over the years, we've served homeowners with various plumbing repair services, including sump pump repairs, and we serve communities across the city, including Haysboro, Acadia, Southwest Calgary, Elboya, Eagle Ridge, Altadore, and Glamorgan. Speak with our dedicated customer service team today to have all your questions answered!