Sump Pump Installation Edmonton, AB

You likely have a doorbell camera at your front door and a fence around your property, but have you thought about ways to protect your home from water damage? A sump pump is your home’s first line of defense against taking on foundational damage from heavy rain and melting snow, but Edmonton homeowners don’t often stop to consider if their house even has one. If it doesn’t, and they need sump pump installation, residents should seek this crucial service right away.

And who else should they turn to but their expert Edmonton plumber? Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton serves Sherwood Park and the surrounding areas with dedicated solutions to their plumbing problems. Trust us, residences without a sump pump will certainly run into their fair share. From indoor humidity and water damage to structural issues and cracked driveways, the lack of this key device can lead to more issues than you ever thought possible. Think you might need a sump pump installation? Edmonton residents who would like to know more about the service should call our dedicated customer care team.

About Our Edmonton Sump Pump Installation Services

If you’re new to the world of sump pumps, you likely aren’t familiar with what they do, let alone what they are.

Here’s the basics, when there is excess water in the earth around your home, it drains into your home’s weeping tile, a perforated pipe surrounded by gravel to provide a drain for this water. Your weeping tile runs into a sump pit or sump basin. Within the basin, a sump pump is situated which has a switch that will turn on the pump when the water levels within the sump pit get to the preset level. The water is pumped up and out of your home, usually out to your yard again.

Sounds straightforward, right? Well, considering that the safety of your home’s dryness level is in the hands of a tiny pump, you’ll want to make sure you avoid a sump pump failure. Don’t worry; we offer sump pump replacement and sump pump repair services for this very reason.

As for sump pump installation, Edmonton homeowners who don’t yet have a pump installed in their newly built abode, or those who bought a house without one, are probably curious about what’s entailed in our sump pump services.

What Is Sump Pump Installation? Edmonton Plumbers Have the Answers

Now that you’re a bit more familiar with what a sump pump is and where it’s situated, understanding how installation works will be easier. Essentially, the process of establishing a sump pump requires sump pit installation first. After digging the pit, the pump will be lowered in to remove any water that fills it. If you recently purchased a home that was built before 1988, you might be surprised to find that it never had a sump pump installation. Edmonton homes weren’t required to have the service before that time, so there’s a good chance that your dwelling does not.

Do I Need Sump Pump Installation in Edmonton, AB?

Even if their homes never received a sump pump installation, Edmonton abodes will still have downspout outlets. These direct water runoff underground to weeping tile (also known as your foundation drain), which collects rainwater before directing it into your city’s sewer line. If your home has this, why would you need a sump pump? Unfortunately, while weeping tile is indeed there to protect your home, it can actually lead to basement flooding if said tile encounters too much water—such as in the case of flooding. A sump pump will support your weeping tile and prevent basement flooding as well as foundational damage.

Now, there’s a bit more to sump installation than just the installation part, but during your first appointment with Mr. Rooter Plumbing, a member from our educated team will cover all the bases before setting up a time and date that works for your installation service. A few things we’ll talk through with you include sump pump types, backup power preference, and switch systems.

Types of Sump Pumps We Install

  • Submersible Sump Pumps: Easy to install, the motor and pump are connected to submersible pumps, which makes them one of the most common choices for homeowners. These pumps will be situated at the bottom of the sump pit and will be covered with water when it rains. They have a shorter lifespan than other types, but they do not clog as often.
  • Pedestal Sump Pumps: The motor and the pump are separate pieces. The motor will be located on a pedestal above the pit, while the pump will be inside the pit, connected by a hose. Pedestal pumps are noisier than submersible pumps, but they do last longer.

Backup Power Pumps (For when the power goes out)

  • Water-powered: These rely on water pressure to empty the sump pit. Using a float switch, when water reaches a certain level, it will be pushed out through the ejector unit when the sensor valve is triggered.
  • Battery operated: This type of backup sump pump system comes in handy during power outages. Once the sump pit fills, a float switch will trigger the battery. Keep in mind that the battery will need to be inspected seasonally to ensure it’s in working order. Otherwise, the battery-powered backup sump pump system will be of no use to you in emergencies.

Switch Systems

  • Pressure Switch: The sensor valve will detect water and turn on a pressure switch to evacuate it.
  • Float Switch: The float will rise as the water levels do, triggering evacuation when the water reaches the designated level.

With so many variables to consider, talking with a qualified plumber can help sort through the confusion. Call our valued team today to set up your initial appointment.

Is a Backup Pump Really Necessary?

Ultimately that is a decision that’s up to you. If you ask someone who just went through a sump pump failure, their answer will almost always be YES!

Remember that sump pumps are mechanical devices that will ultimately fail eventually. When your pump fails and there’s no way to pump out that groundwater what is your plan? With a battery backup sump pump, when the primary pump fails the backup pump will get to work and will alert you that something is wrong. The battery backup pump will also have your back when the power goes out, talk about peace of mind!

Why Choose Mr. Rooter Plumbing For Sump Pump Installation?

When it comes to any type of plumbing repair or installation, you want a knowledgeable team behind it. One that knows their way around the local water lines and neighborhoods. That’s Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton. Our locally owned and operated company delivers an exceptional level of service to our customers. We take pride in doing the job correctly and quickly and will work tirelessly to solve your issue or install your system. This way, you can return to your regular routines, whether you’re in Edmonton or a nearby area like Sherwood Park, St. Albert, or Mill Woods.

We know that plumbing is the last thing homeowners want on their minds, which is why it’s always on ours! Give us a call today to see the difference choosing a local professional makes for sump pump installation, in Edmonton! Or ask about our many other plumbing services for sewer line installation, clogged drains, and sewer system backups.

FAQs About Sump Pump Installation Edmonton Homeowners Should Reference

Can a Sump Pit with a Sump Pump Help If I Don’t Have a Weeping Tile?

Unfortunately, there’s no easy answer here, it largely depends on soil conditions beneath your home. Putting in a sump pit in a basement without weeping tile is largely guesswork. The natural thought is to put it where the water pools, but that is often wrong. It is very difficult to determine where the water is flowing in from, if not all over.

Ultimately, if your home has tightly compacted clay beneath the basement, water won’t flow through it well enough to make a sump pit work properly as the low spot for water to be collected. However, if the earth under your basement is sandy / gravel it will often work well as the groundwater will naturally migrate to the open pit to be pumped out.

Generally, the better option is to install weeping tile around the outer perimeter of the basement footing, this is the tried and true method for dealing with groundwater.

What Are the Benefits of a Sump Pump Installation in Edmonton, AB?

Sump installation comes with a host of benefits. In fact, there are so many for your home that it makes a lot more sense to have one than not. The advantages of installing a sump pump in your Edmonton home include:

  • Keeps your basement dry
  • Improved indoor air quality
  • Reduces the risk of mold and wood rot
  • Protects your home from flooding
  • Minimizes risk of electrical fires
  • Assists weeping tile

When Should I Replace My Sump Pump?

Your sump pump will usually last somewhere between two and ten years. The actual amount of time it lasts will vary depending on the quality of the pump and the conditions it is subjected to. Regular maintenance will help extend the life of your pump, and this includes visual checks from yourself and thorough inspections from a professional plumber.

Does Installing a Sump Pump Increase My Property Value?

You can bet it does. Installing a sump pump or anything you do to improve the look or safety of your home will increase its value. Adding this asset to your home’s list of features immediately makes it more attractive to buyers as it’s one less thing they need to do themselves.

How Often Do I Need Sump Pump Maintenance?

You should get a professional inspection for your sump pump once per year or more if you have a battery backup system. Your expert plumber will inspect all the working parts of your pump, including the pit, the hose, and the drainage line. If repairs are needed, we’ll inform you of the necessary procedures before we begin.

Need Professional Sump Pump Installation? Edmonton, Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing Today

If you’re even considering sump pump installation, Edmonton homeowners should call Mr. Rooter Plumbing today. An invaluable service for any property owner who would like to preserve the safety of their home, installing a sump pump is a relatively quick and painless process that will not disrupt your daily routines.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton has an experienced team of certified and licensed plumbers ready to take on the job. You are one call away from safeguarding your home against water damage, basement flooding, mould, and foundational issues, so why wait any longer? Contact us now. In need of drain cleaning or have leaking pipes? We can take care of all of your services in one go. Don’t wait for larger problems to emerge! Contact us today.

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