PREVENT BASEMENT FLOODING
SUMP PUMP REPAIRS AND INSTALLATION
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
WISCONSIN BASEMENT FLOODING PROTECTION
BASEMENT DRAINAGE SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR HOME
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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