The sump pump protects your basement from flooding during heavy rains. If you live in an area that is prone to flooding during heavy rains, a sump pump is indispensable for preventing water damage. Plumbing First offers services for sump pumps in Middletown and throughout New Castle and Kent counties. We can install a new sump pump and inspect your existing pump to make sure your home is protected from water damage.
Knowing When to Replace a Sump Pump
Sump pumps only turn on when water begins to fill the sump pit. Unfortunately, this means that many homeowners only discover there is a problem when the pump doesn’t come on and the basement begins to flood. Typically, sump pumps last about 10 years, but it is important to inspect your pump regularly and know the signs of a possible problem.
Watch out for signs of a sump pump problem like:
- Grinding noises
- Excessive vibration when running
- Running for a long period of time
- Cycling irregularly
- Visible rust
- Constant running
If your sump pump is not used frequently, it is important to schedule testing to make sure the pump is in good condition. Regular testing and maintenance can indicate a problem and allow you to handle it before you experience a disaster. We service sump pumps in Middletown and provide repair and sump pump installation.
There are two main types of sump pumps: submersible and pedestal pumps. Submersible pumps sit inside the sump pit, so they are designed to be waterproof. For this reason, they are quieter than pedestal pumps and clog less often. The downside is that a submersible pump typically has a shorter lifespan than a pedestal model.
Pedestal pumps sit above the sump reservoir and have a hose that draws the water up and away from the house. The pump turns on when a rise in the water in the reservoir is detected. This type of pump is generally less powerful than a submersible pump and best suited for properties with minor flooding issues. They tend to be louder than submersible pumps, but they are easier to service and inspect since they are not submerged in the pit.
Sump Pump Installation
We offer high-quality sump pumps in Middletown from top brands to suit every application and budget. Our knowledgeable plumbing service technicians can help you consider the options for a sump pump, as well as additional features like battery backup systems. A battery backup ensures that your sump pump will work in the event of a power outage.
Our plumbers have extensive experience with sump pump installation to make sure your pump is installed for reliable performance. In addition to handling your initial installation, we can inspect and service your pump to ensure that your home remains protected.
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