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Wisconsin homeowners are often at risk for basement flooding. Sump pumps automatically channel intrusive water out of your basement and away from your home to prevent flood damage. Plymouth Plumbing & Heating offers sump pump service, installation, replacement, inspections, and emergency service. 

  • Protect Your Foundation 
  • Protect Your Belongings 
  • Prevent Flooding 
  • Sump Pump Inspections & Repairs 
  • Custom Design for Defeating Water Intrusion



If your home experiences periodic basement flooding or residual moisture intrusion, a sump pump can provide the necessary protection to keep flood waters from damaging your home and property. Call Plymouth Plumbing & Heating today to ask about a custom sump pump drainage system design and installation. 


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Frequently Asked Questions

When you have questions, ask a plumber! Browse some commonly asked questions here or send us your plumbing-related question. We will reply with an answer promptly.

Do Plumbers Work on Sump Pumps?

Sump pumps are a wise investment to remedy emergency basement flooding, especially if your home is in a low-lying area that is prone to flooding. Sump pumps can quickly remove water from basements or crawl spaces, directing it to sewer drains or other outdoor drainage channels.

At Plymouth Plumbing & Heating, our plumbers are available 24/7/365, including holidays, nights, and weekends, to repair or replace your sump pump and get the water moving again. We keep many common parts for repairing numerous types of sump pumps to make quick repairs. We can also replace your sump pump quickly if repairs are impossible.

What If I Need Sump Pump Installation Services?

Installing a sump pump can be a simple or complex project, depending on many factors. Some may see installing a sump pump as a DIY project, but it is typically best left to a professional plumber. Don’t risk problems or damage to your home; call Plymouth Plumbing & Heating for sump pump installation services. We can help determine the size and type of sump pump that will best suit your needs.

What are the Primary Types of Sump Pumps?

The two primary types of sump pumps are submersible pumps and pedestal pumps. Submersible pumps are placed underwater in a built-in sump pump basin. Pedestal pumps, usually smaller, are positioned with the pump motor out of the water in the sump basin. Smaller basins usually require a pedestal sump pump.

An experienced plumber from Plymouth Plumbing & Heating can help you choose the best type of pump, size, and horsepower to meet your home’s unique needs. Pumps generally come in sizes ranging from ¼ horsepower to 1 full horsepower.

Do Plumbers Offer Sump Pump Replacement Services?

Licensed and experienced plumbers from Plymouth Plumbing & Heating can assist you with sump pump replacement services in the event your existing sump pump becomes inoperable. We can also perform sump pump repairs to numerous types and brands of pumps. Our plumbers carry common parts to make quick repairs to sump pumps when possible.

Sump pump replacement services are available for when your equipment has failed in an emergency or other times when replacement is warranted. Our expert plumbers can help you determine the correct replacement sump pump to replace your old one and install it quickly, cleanly, and safely.

Can You Help Me With Sump Pump Troubleshooting?

When your sump pump ceases to operate, or operate correctly, there are some common problems.

Overwhelmed pump - If your sump pump isn't the right size, it can become overwhelmed with the volume of water it is being expected to handle. This can leave you with a flooded basement and plenty of water damage. There are even times when one pump is not enough for the volume of water.

Burned out pump - Your sump pump can burn out because of a faulty float switch or an overworked or underpowered pump. Inferior pumps are prone to failure when under a sustained load from frequent flooding.

Loss of power - Your sump pump could lose power from tripping a tripped circuit breaker, accidentally being unplugged, or a power outage. No sump pump can operate without electrical power to the motor. Inferior pumps can also overheat and melt interior wiring, causing a loss of power.

Pump intake becomes clogged - When the water intake becomes clogged, this prevents the free flow of water from the pit or surrounding area. Running a clogged pump will burn out the motor quickly. Clear any clogs quickly, then restart the motor.

Clogged or frozen discharge line - The discharge pipe carries the excess water your sump pump removes from the basement to a location outside your home. If it becomes clogged with debris, water cannot flow and the pump becomes bogged down. If a flood occurs in winter, the outside discharge line can become frozen and blocked.

Do I Need a Battery Backup Sump Pump?

A battery backup sump pump can provide added protection for flooding in the event of a power outage. Common sump pumps require an electrical connection to function, and are therefore inoperative during a power emergency.

Battery backup sump pumps are protection for power outages or for when the primary electric pump fails for any reason. When the primary pump fails or power is lost, the battery backup pump will switch on to continue removing excess water.

What Does a Sump Pump Installation Cost?

Your sump pump installation cost will vary depending on all the components needed. Simply replacing an existing sump pump can be quite affordable, as it only includes the pump and labor cost. If you are installing a new sump pump drainage system in your basement, this will involve creating a sump basin in the floor, choosing the correct pump, running the necessary drainage line, installing the necessary electrical lines, and then installing and testing the pump and system. Call Plymouth Plumbing & Heating for a free estimate on your sump pump needs.


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JoAnn Basky
JoAnn Basky
23:20 30 Jul 21
I rarely write a service review but feel compelled. Friday afternoon around 1 I called because my water heater was out. By 4:30 Logan had found and retrieved the last water heater in stock in the area ( after much searching ) AND installed it! Friendly, efficient, professional, and SO HELPFUL! Thank you.
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Paul Pfeifer
11:00 26 Jun 21
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Glen Kazmierski
10:11 23 Jun 21
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Rick Grant
Rick Grant
17:07 19 Mar 21
Late Friday night we discovered a problem with the drain in the only shower in our house. We tried to clear it ourselves and used liquid drain cleaners to no avail. We knew with the weekend coming up we'd have little luck of getting a plumber out to help us. We called Plymouth Plumbing and Heating Saturday morning and they were on site within 3 hours. The drain was cleared shortly thereafter and the experienced crew person explained why it had happened. When the bill came, we were pleasantly surprised at the price. A good value from a very responsive team. Highly recommended.
Mark Hansen
Mark Hansen
13:37 31 Aug 20
We are new to the Plymouth area and had a sewer back up in our house we had only owned 1 week. We called and were told someone would be there in the afternoon. Then we were called and told around noon. Then we were called and told someone would be there in a half hour. Thanks so much for rushing someone over to remedy our issue. Great communication!!!
tom boer
tom boer
00:26 20 Apr 20
My sump pump broke before a major rain storm coming on a weekend....they were great! ….they responded on a Saturday...explained the situation and options on site...and they installed a new sump pump immediately...I strongly recommend them!!! ... I will definitely use them again!!! they were very responsive, professional and very effective in getting the job done in an emergency situation!
Craig Waas
Craig Waas
17:03 28 Jan 20
When I hear Plymouth Plumbing and Heating, I think Family! They are always there for you and have your back when you need them. I was doing a remodel and lets just say it was bigger than a bread box....and Plymouth Plumbing and Heating was there every step of the way! Jamey was the mastermind in the trenches getting things done, but the whole team was there supporting me. When there was a "bump" in the remodel I could call or text and knew it would be handled. Never had to worry when will it get done. Boom Done!I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Plymouth Plumbing and Heating for ALL your plumbing needs!
Christina Hembel
Christina Hembel
17:56 21 Jan 20
I would definitely go back to, and refer others to Plymouth Plumbing & Heating. I have used there services on several occasions. They are prompt and efficient. Definitely the place to go for plumbing needs.
James Goldbeck
James Goldbeck
14:18 21 Jan 20
Jack and the team at PPH have done a wonderful job on our apartment building heating issue. We had another water heating company out here who could not solve the problem. PPH figured it out and fixed it within 2 hours. Thank you PPH!