How Sump Pumps Work
The sump pump turns on when the float switch is triggered. The switch turns off when water reaches pre-set levels, and the pump removes the water. The water is rerouted to an outdoor area through a pipe that extends from the side of the house. It can also be rerouted into a storm drain.
One of the best ways to make sure your home’s sump pump is working is to have a plumber in Douglasville, GA, or nearby areas install a battery-powered water-level alarm. If the pump starts to overflow or stops working, the alarm sounds. Call for plumbing repairs right away if this happens.
Types of Sump Pumps
The sump pump is a very simple device. Homeowners have 2 types to choose from. They include pedestal and submersible.
The difference between the 2 pipes are as follows:
- Pedestal: Installed above the sump pit. A pedestal pump’s mounting is convenient for periodic testing and plumbing maintenance.
- Submersible: This is a pump that’s out of sight and is installed inside the sump pit.
Regardless of which pump you choose, it will be hardwired to your home, but can also be plugged into an outlet. It’s important to note that sump pumps should also have a smaller battery back-up pump installed to continue pumping water should the electricity go out or the pump fails because of damage. One of our plumbers can help you decide the best sump pump for your home and how to back up the pump properly.
Common Sump Pump Problems
To avoid emergency plumbing problems, our plumbing company suggests you have your sump pump checked professionally once a year.
These checks make sure the pump works well and detects the following common problems that require plumbing repair:
- Poor installation
- Broken parts
- Pump that runs nonstop
- Clogged pumps
- Overflowing basin
- Stuck switch
Call Us for Sump Pump Installation
Work with a licensed plumber in Douglasville, GA, and nearby areas to install a sump pump or any other service that you need. Even if it involves emergency plumbing services, New Era Plumbing will be ready. We offer sump pump plumbing maintenance, repair, and installation. Our team of licensed plumbers will guide you to find the right replacement or make the proper repairs to keep your pump working well 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and during the most torrential downpours. We also provide drain cleaning, water heater repair, and other solutions.
You can schedule an appointment in:
- Douglasville, GA
- Atlanta, GA
- Marietta, GA
- Kennesaw, GA
- Powder Springs, GA
- Smyrna, GA
- Hiram, GA
- Dallas, GA
- Acworth, GA
- Fairburn, GA
- Brookhaven, GA
- Austell, GA
- Lithia Springs, GA
- Mableton, GA
If you’re ever faced with a plumbing emergency in the middle of the night, don’t worry! We are always available to help! You can reach one of our specialists 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. We are devoted to providing the very best customer service in the area.4847 Industrial Access Rd Suite 109
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