A sump pump is an electrical pump drilled through a basement's foundation. It's built to protect homes from flood and water damage and can be located in a "sump pit," which collects water beneath a home's foundation or basement. The system pumps excess water out through a pipe connected to a drain or sewer field, keeping the home dry and flood-free.
Installation & Replacement
Sump pump installation is no DIY procedure and will require the help of a professional. A sump pit must be carefully positioned away from a wall and dug deep enough to accommodate a basin. An Aire Serv professional can help select a model that meets your home's specific layout and proceed to install or replace the desired system. The two types of pumps are submersible pumps and pedestal pumps, both of which can be discussed with one of our experts. By going over the benefits of each, we'll quickly identify which system will best fit your needs and work to install it with precision.
Throughout time, it's expected that a sump pump will experience wear and tear. Four of the most common repair problems include:
- Debris in the sump basin. Built-up debris can cause problems to the pump itself, causing it to malfunction or break.
- A jammed impeller. Debris that makes its way into the pump can cause the impeller to jam.
- A malfunctioning float. The float rises with the water in the basin to trigger the pump to turn on. If the float does not rise properly, the basin is in danger of flooding.
- Electrical connection issues. If there are problems with the electrical cord, motor, or GFCI outlet, the pump will not work, causing the basin to flood.
Do I Need a Sump Pump?
If you've experienced basement flooding in the past, you may consider investing in a sump pump. This measure can help protect your home and save you from thousands of dollars in flood damage. If you live in any of the areas listed below, it could be in your best interest to look into sump pumps and their benefits.
Locations of concern:
- Anywhere near rivers or streams
- On land with a high water table
- In climates that experience frequent freeze-thaw cycles
- On soil that does not drain well
- In an area where rapidly melting snow and ice are frequent
- Frequent heavy rainstorms.
Why Aire Serv?
At Aire Serv of Sioux Empire, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide quality heating and cooling services to Sioux Falls and the surrounding areas. Thanks to our upfront prices and no overtime fees, you will be fully aware of the cost before we begin. We are upfront with our prices and offer flexible hours, thanks to our 24/7 emergency customer service. When you need our help, we’ll be there.
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