Keep Your Home Dry with a Sump Pump Installation
Sump pumps pump water out of sump pits. These pumps exist to keep lower lying places (like basements) dry or to carry water away from the home. You can find sump pumps in places where the ground is permanently wet and also with septic tank systems. These systems work by channeling groundwater into a perimeter drainage system around the base of the home’s foundation.
There are two main types of sump pumps: submersible pumps and pedestal pumps. As their names indicate, submersible pumps are submerged in the sump pit, and pedestal pumps sit outside the pit. Both types of sump pumps draw water and then expel it through a discharge pipe. If you live in the Asheville, NC, area and need help keeping your property dry, call the licensed plumbers at My Plumbers LLC. 828-708-7107 is the number you need.
Common Problems with Sump Pumps
Sump pumps are pretty durable apparatuses. Nevertheless, sometimes they fall into disrepair. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to correct sump pump failure at home without calling a professional.
One of the most important components of a sump pump is the float. As water increases in the sump pit, the float rises and triggers the pump to start sucking water out of the pit. Sometimes, sump pump floats fail, but checking if they work is simple. Slowly pour water into the sump pit. If the float rises as the water increases, then the float is working as it should.
Floats often fail because of debris in the sump pit. Regularly cleaning and removing loose items from the pit can help ensure a functioning sump pump.
Schedule Your Plumbing Services
Sometimes fixing a sump pump is easy, but many times, it becomes necessary to call a professional. Sump pumps are crucial for keeping basements from flooding. They redirect water from the lower levels of the home to the nearest storm drain, dry well, or retention pond. If your sump pump has recently fallen into disrepair or if it’s time to install a new one, reach out to us at 828-708-7107. Our licensed plumbers can help you keep your home dry with sump pump repair and replacement in Asheville, NC.