Sump Pump Repair & Installation
Top Plumbers in Edmonton Services Sump Pumps
A sump pump is a mechanical pump that removes excess water from around the foundation of your home. If you have a sump pump (not all homes do) it will be located in a sump pit which sits under your basement floor. Water from outside your foundation seeps into the weeping tile around your home and eventually drains into your sump pit. Once the water reaches the sump pit your sump pump can get to work! If everything is working as it should your sump pump will pump this water up a pipe and outside of your home to remove it from the pit.
If sump pumps sound a little complicated to you, it is probably because they are. Their importance cannot be ignored and they do require regular maintenance. Failure of your sump pump can cause thousands in water damage to your home and belongings.When it’s time to perform your sump pump annual maintenance and testing or if your sump pump has failed you let Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton be your go-to team. We act fast for sump pump jobs, knowing a job well done and on-time might be what stops water from damaging your home.
We would love to talk to you about sump pump services. Call (780) 429-3600 today!
Sump Pump Problems You Might Encounter
Sump pump systems are hardworking but they are not invincible against normal wear and tear. We suggest you have your sump pump inspected and maintained at least once a year. February and March are the best times to do this before the spring thaw and rains. If we can spot potential problems before the water starts flowing you could avoid failure of the pump and the associated water damage from flooding.
Sump pump problems we often see are:
- Improperly installed pumps
- Pumps jammed from debris
- Overfilled sump pit
- Pump is inadequate for water volume
- Pump does not turn off
- Switch failure
- Frozen discharge line
Some sump pumps are not plugged into a circuit but run on a battery instead. The battery components of sump pumps can fail, simply running out of power or due to another defect or damage, like corrosion around the connections. Our plumbers in Edmonton are capable of repairing and / or replacing any sump pump system and all of its components, including the battery backups.
As we all know, nothing lasts forever, including sump pumps. Knowing this might worry you but there are options available to provide additional piece of mind in case your sump pump were to fail. There are some options worth exploring to further protect your home from groundwater flooding in the event of a sump pump failure so call one of our plumbing experts today!
Sump Pump Maintenance and Testing
You may be wondering if there is anything you can do to check your sump pump. At Mr. Rooter of Edmonton we recommend testing the function of your pump and also inspecting your sump pit on a monthly basis. Check our blog for some great information on sump pump maintenance!
Competitive Prices & Incredible Service
Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton is serious about being the most trusted name in plumbing, drain, and sump pump services around. If you have any questions or concerns about your home or business’ sump pump, we would love to be able to answer them for you. Keep in mind that we back all of our parts and labor with workmanship guarantees and use flat-rate pricing with NO overtime charges.