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Sump pumps prevent your basement or crawlspace from flooding during heavy rains. Because they have to be ready 24 hours a day, they need to be reliable. If yours is not, call our plumbing experts to replace it before the next big storm hits.
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Signs I Need Sump Pump Repair
One very common problem homeowners make is neglecting their sump pump repairs. As reliable as sump pumps are, they aren't meant to last forever. Lots of new homeowners purchase their home and then never give the sump a second thought. If you give your sump pump the attention it needs it will make sure that your basement never gets flooded. Here are 3 signs to keep an eye out for in order to make sure your sump pump never fails.
Loud Noises -
A very common problem sump pump owners come across is a noisy sump pump. While sump pumps will always make noise when they are running, they shouldn't be making any rattling, grinding or gurgling noises. It could mean their is a problem with the motor. If you notice any strange noises, give us a call to come and inspect it.
No Water in Sump Pit -
If you sump pump is running but it looks like their is no water in the pit, it's likely that it's just not hooked up properly. Your sump pit should always have water, if you ever run into the problem of your sump pit being water free, contact us for an inspection.
Sump Pump Running Too Much -
If you notice that your sump pump has continuously been running even the the weather outside seems fine, this is a big sign that your sump pump is in need of repair. The longer that the issue continue, the more likely your pump will be overworked and need to be replaced.
Our plumbing specialists can perform nearly any type of sump pump repair in Cincinnati. Call (513) 785-0957 now to request an estimate!
Maintaining Your Sump Pump
A few simple ways to maintain your sump pump, assuring it will last through all the Cincinnati Ohio rain.
A sump pump's main purpose is to send water away from the house. With so many rain storms in Cincinnati, Ohio area it is a good idea to have a back up component. A secondary, typically a battery powered sump pump will operate if the first main sump pump fails.
Remember sump pumps are mechanical devices and will fail eventually, which could lead to a flooded basement and costly repairs. Regular maintenance can help increase efficiency and extend the life of your sump pump
- Examine the sump pump
- Clean the sump pump by removing dirt, gravel or sand
- Debris build up should be removed to keep the check valve from jamming
- Examine the discharge line
Sump Pump Installation
Basement sump pumps are a key part of a foundation drainage system. Set into a basin or pit that’s dug in the subfloor, they pump groundwater out through a one-way valve. A float, not unlike one found in a toilet, activates a switch when the water in the pit reaches a certain level.
When should you replace a unit? If yours is over ten years old, it has likely reached the end of its useful life. Or, if it won’t turn on when the water level rises, it might be beyond repair.
Our local plumbing services can replace a sump pump and the piping to keep the water flowing out and away from your foundation. We have been family-owned and operated for more than 30 years, and hold a master plumber license to help you resolve the most complex basement plumbing problems.
If you are considering sump pump installation, you need one large enough to handle your home’s typical water volume. A 1/3 horsepower model can remove about 2,000 gallons per hour and works well for most needs. A ½ horsepower model can pump about 3,000 gallons per hour and is a good idea if your area is prone to flooding or if your discharge pipe needs to rise more than 10 feet to move the water outside. A ¾ horsepower unit can move more than 5,000 gallons an hour.
You may be better served by having a second sump pump installation in another part of the basement. Our Cincinnati plumbing specialists can look at the configuration of your basement or crawlspace. We are happy to show you all of your options and make the best recommendation for your needs and your budget.
If you are not ready for a new sump pump, we can also repair:
- Worn pit liners
- Electrical wiring
- Discharge pipes
Types of Sump Pumps
A submersible sump pump keeps the motor in a waterproof casing. Casings that are made out of cast-iron are long-lasting and the groundwater keeps them cooler, which reduces wear. A pedestal type of casing is usually made out of heavy-duty plastic, but because the motor is kept above water, this budget-friendly option can be long-lasting with proper maintenance.
Having a backup is just as important as size. If a big storm knocks out your electricity, you want your sump pump to keep working. We offer sump pump battery backup as well as models that are powered by your home’s water pressure. This can ensure that you are always prepared.
Get in touch with our talented plumbing technicians to learn more about our sump pump repairs and installation in Cincinnati. You can contact us by calling (513) 785-0957.
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