Home Sump Pump
A sump pump is a small pump that is installed in the basement or crawlspace. Its job is to keep the space beneath the structure dry and prevent flooding. Sump pump systems, also known as submersible pump systems, are often installed in specially built sump pits. Water enters the sump pit via drains or natural water migration through the earth. The sump pump’s duty is to pump water out of the pit and away from the structure, keeping the basement or crawlspace dry.
A sump pump is typically installed in a sump pit, which is a hole dug in the lowest section of your basement or crawlspace with a gravel base. The pump activates as the pit fills with water. It drains the liquid from the pit through pipes that run away from your property to a location where the water can drain away from your foundation. To prevent water from running back into the pit, the pipe normally incorporates a one-way valve called a check valve at the pump end.
Most sump pumps include water level or flood alarms, which are often battery powered and inform you if the pump isn’t working properly and water is backing up. If your primary sump pump fails due to a power outage or mechanical problems, a battery backup sump pump can be installed to provide several hours of additional flood protection.
Like most equipment, it is important to have regular maintenance done on the sump pump system. De Hart Plumbing Heating & Cooling offers service, repair and installation of sewage ejectors and sump pumps. We also offer the complete installation of sump pump drainage systems and sewage ejector systems.
During our maintenance service we remove sump pump, flush out & clean all dirt & debris on pump, completely clean sump pump pit free of all debris, inspect discharge line for proper support & condition (added additional support if needed), ensure all discharge lines are free off leaks, test check valve for proper operation, properly install lid & seal tight with silicone, secure & clean up all cords/ wires, test sump my running continuous water, discharging sump pump multiple times, completely clean work area, perform inspection of all water & drain lines around work area.
Pro Tip: Remember to check your sump pump and make sure it’s working before it rains. It can save you thousands in plumbing and restoration costs. Considering a battery-powered backup pump is always a great idea as well. If you’ve experienced severe water damage or flooding in your home, you know how important it is to never deal with it again. Call De Hart Plumbing Heating & Cooling TODAY!