Sump Pump Replacement Service
Repairing or Replacing a Sump Pump
If you’ve noticed your sump pump isn’t running like it used to, or your pump is over seven years old, it’s time to start thinking about replacing your unit. You’ll want to be on the lookout for telltale signs that your sump pump is nearing the end of its life – signs such as a mildew smell or loud noises coming from the pump. You never want to try to push a sump pump beyond its capabilities, since you might end up with an inoperative pump in the worst possible scenario; the middle of a heavy storm. This will leave you with a flooded basement that can cause permanent damage to your home and your possessions.
If your current sump pump is struggling to get the job done, or has stopped working altogether, the best solution is to call a professional plumbing team – like the experts at Plumb Pro® – to come and inspect your pump. We’ll be able to quickly tell you if your unit can be repaired, or whether you’ll need to invest in a replacement pump. If it is time for an upgrade, we’ll gladly walk you through your options and answer any questions you have about the process before we proceed.
Choosing a Sump Pump
Choosing a new sump pump for your home can be a little daunting. With such a technical piece of equipment, it can be hard to know what features to look for, and what a fair price is for each style of pump.
There are two types of residential sump pumps – the pedestal and the submersible style pump. Submersible pumps are a little more common, and in these style pumps, the motor is located inside the unit. This configuration protects it against electrical issues, but can make repairs a little trickier. Generally, these pumps last anywhere from 5-15 years, but should be serviced routinely to keep them working efficiently beyond the 7-year mark. They do not clog as easily as the pedestal pump, which means they can generally run on their own, without any assistance from the homeowner or interruptions due to debris buildup.
The pedestal pump is a little different. The motor on this style sump pump is located on the outside of the apparatus, which means it can be serviced a little easier. These pumps tend to last longer, but they aren’t as efficient, and they have a tough time handling large quantities of water. If you live in an area that gets a lot of rain, this pump may not be powerful enough to keep your basement dry.
Schedule your Sump Pump Service Today
Don’t put your home’s foundation at risk for damage or lose your treasured mementos in a basement flood. Schedule a sump pump inspection or replacement service today. Our team of expert plumbers will assess your needs and recommend a solution that’s suitable for you and your home. If it’s time to replace your unit, they’ll expertly remove the old pump and install a brand new one, giving you peace of mind. Don’t try to tackle this project alone. A professional plumber will make sure your pump’s wiring is correct and everything is installed perfectly so you get as many years out of your investment as possible.
Avoid the major headaches and unnecessary expense that comes with a flooded basement. If you’re in the Charleston, South Carolina area, contact the professionals at Plumb Pro® to make your appointment now! We’ve been serving our customers for over 20 years, and all our work is 100% satisfaction guaranteed.