A leaky pipe is a major problem for your plumbing system and for your home at large. Chances are that you are not going to encounter any rapid flooding of your home due to a plumbing leak, though. But what about if you’re away from your home for an extended period when the leak hits? Or if it’s not a problem with a leak, but with heavy rainfalls that you cannot just stop?
These are the types of scenarios that make the need for a sump pump so obvious—though not obvious enough for some. There are homeowners out there that test their luck in living without a sump pump in Snellville, GA. These are the homes that we wind up installing sump pumps in after disaster strikes.
If you need any sump pump services, schedule them with Snellville Heating, Air and Plumbing, a trusted Snellville plumber.
How Does a Sump Pump Work?
A sump pump is a fairly simple device with just one job to do. That job? Pumping water out of the lowest level of your home! A sump pump activates automatically, with a float switch triggering it into action when its pumping services are needed. The pump is installed in a sump pit, either submerged in water or, in the case of smaller pits, on a pedestal.
That pit fills up with water, as it is excavated in the lowest point of your home where floodwater will naturally pool. The pit will always contain some water, but once the water rises to the set level, the pump starts up and doesn’t stop its work until the job is done.
You Need a Professional Sump Pump Installation
Our licensed and continually trained plumbing service professionals are well–versed not just in the installation of sump pumps, but also in ensuring that the sump pump you use is the right fit for your home and the level of work that it will be tasked with. This type of background knowledge is vital in ensuring a successful sump pump installation in Snellville, GA.
It doesn’t matter if you’re having your first sump pump installed, or if the time has come for a sump pump replacement. You need to know that your pump is going to be able to keep up with the flow–rate that it may face, and that its drainage assembly is optimally situated to get water away from your foundation reliably. Working with our honest service professionals will guarantee that this is the case.
We Can Repair Your Sump Pump As Needed, Too
You really don’t want to discover your problems with your sump pump just when you need it most, but this is a very real concern. Why? Because, like a standby generator, this is not the type of system that you’ll be using regularly. Maintenance needs are minimal, but annual sump pump maintenance, including a thorough inspection, is definitely in your best interest.
Keep in mind that sump pump repairs are also a matter of "when," and not "if". Test your sump pump occasionally by filling the pit up with water until the float switch activates the system. If it does not activate, or if it fails to remove water effectively, dial our number to schedule the sump pump repairs that you need.
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