A sump pump is arguably the most important plumbing fixture in your home, and you often won’t even know it is there (or what it does) until it malfunctions. Generally, a sump pump’s primary purpose is to keep the lowest level, usually the basement, of your home or business dry. According to the American Society of Home Inspectors, over 60% of homes in the United States experience below-ground wetness, and an even higher percentage of homeowners have experience a flooded basement or crawlspace in the time they’ve owned a home. Water damage is costly and can lead to many health issues. Save yourself some money The fixture consists of a small pump that is installed in the lowest part of your home or business to keep the area under a building dry and to prevent flooding. Sump pumps are installed in sump pits, which are specially constructed to allow water to flow into it through drains or by natural water mitigation. The sump pump’s primary purpose is to pump water out of the sump pit and away from the building. In summary, water that would have normally flowed into your basement or crawlspace is pumped away from the building to prevent flooding.
If you need a sump pump installed, Best Plumber Seattle will send one of our licensed technicians to your home and we will offer you a consultation and estimate at no cost. We will take time to answer any questions you might have, and we will walk you through as much of the installation process as you want. The process simply begins with determining the location of where sewer, water, and utility lines enter your home, and finding the lowest point of the lowest level in your home or business through the use of a laser level. The sump pump will be installed about 8 inches away from an outside wall, and the sump pit will be dug to the depth recommended by the sump pump manufacturer and the technician we provide. There are many more steps that we will take to efficiently install your sump pump, and we’d be more than happy to take you step-by-step. With an average of 37.5 inches of rainfall per year in Seattle, we at Best Plumber Seattle highly recommend that each home we service be equipped with a sump pump to most effectively prevent flooding and leakage into your home. Some common sump pump services that we provide include:
- Backup Battery Installation
- Replacement of Parts
- Fixing Clogged Pumps
- Routine Cleaning & Maintenance
If you are experiencing issues with your sump pump, contact us and we’ll send a trained professional out to assess your pump and the situation. Some common problems include, but are not limited to:
- Debris Buildup
- Clogged Pump
- Broken or Malfunctioning Pump
- Pump Won’t Turn Off
- Improper Installation of Pump or Pit
We recommend equipping your sump pump with a battery backup, especially if you live in an area that experience high levels of precipitation. If you have one mechanical sump pump, it can lose its functionality as soon as a power source is lost. If you are experiencing severe weather that knocks your power out, without a backup battery, your sump pump will no longer be able to prevent your home or business from flooding. A backup sump pump will cost more than the mechanical pump itself, but we highly recommend protecting your home or business by making the purchase. Installation is simple, and the benefits are unparalleled. If you are in the market for a new sump pump, or would like a battery backup, call Best Plumber Seattle today at (206) 201-0181.
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