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Do You Have a Sump Pump in Your Basement?

Many homes in New England have basements, and it’s not uncommon for these basements to flood during heavy rains. In fact, homeowners can easily be caught off guard by a sudden downpour, leaving them with a flooded basement and a big mess to clean up. The best way to avoid this situation is to have a sump pump installed in your basement or crawl space.

Contact us or call (978) 481-4080 to learn more about our sump pump services.

What Is a Sump Pump?

A sump pump is a device used to remove accumulated water from a sump pit or basin below the ground level in your basement or crawl space. This can help prevent flooding from heavy rainfall or other causes. The sump pump is designed to pump water out of the sump pit, through a pipe, and away from your home’s foundation.

During a heavy rainstorm, water can quickly fill the sump pit. As the water level rises, the float switch on the sump pump will be activated. This will cause the sump pump to turn on and start removing the water from the pit. Once the water level drops below the float switch, the sump pump will turn off. This process will continue as long as there is water in the sump pit.

What Are the Benefits of Installing a Sump Pump?

There are several reasons to consider installing a sump pump in your basement or crawl space, including:

  • Preventing flooding: A sump pump can help prevent flooding in your basement or crawl space. This can help protect your home from water damage and prevent the growth of mold and mildew.
  • Reducing the risk of structural damage: Excess water in your basement or crawl space can cause the walls and floors to crack or shift. This can lead to serious structural damage that can be expensive to repair.
  • Improving indoor air quality: A sump pump can help improve the indoor air quality in your home. This is because it can help prevent the growth of mold and mildew that can cause respiratory problems and other health issues.
  • Protecting your belongings: A sump pump can help protect your belongings from water damage. This is especially important if you store valuable items in your basement or crawl space.
  • Increasing your home’s value: A sump pump can increase the value of your home. This is because it can help protect your home from water damage and other issues that can decrease its value.

Types of Sump Pumps

There are two main types of sump pumps: submersible pumps and pedestal pumps. A submersible pump is designed to be placed in the sump pit, while a pedestal pump is designed to be placed above the sump pit.

The type of sump pump that is best for your home will depend on several factors, including:

  • The size of your basement or crawl space
  • The amount of water that is likely to accumulate in the sump pit
  • Your budget

If you’re not sure which type of sump pump is best for your home, our plumbing experts can help. We can evaluate your home and recommend the best sump pump for your needs.

How Often Should I Test My Sump Pump?

It’s a good idea to test your sump pump at least once a year. This can help ensure that it is working properly and that it will be ready to go when you need it. To test your sump pump, simply pour a bucket of water into the sump pit. The water level should rise, and the sump pump should turn on and start removing the water from the pit. If the sump pump does not turn on, or if it does not remove the water from the pit, you may need to have it repaired or replaced.

How Long Do Sump Pumps Last?

The lifespan of a sump pump can vary depending on several factors, including the type of sump pump, the quality of the sump pump, and how often the sump pump is used. In general, a sump pump can last between 5 and 15 years. However, if a sump pump is not properly maintained, it may not last as long as it should. This is why it’s important to have your sump pump inspected and maintained on a regular basis.

What Are Some Signs That My Sump Pump Needs to Be Repaired or Replaced?

Some signs that your sump pump needs to be repaired or replaced include:

  • The sump pump is making strange noises
  • The sump pump is running constantly
  • The sump pump is not turning on
  • The sump pump is not removing the water from the pit
  • The sump pump is leaking
  • You notice a musty smell in your basement or crawl space

If you notice any of these signs, you should have your sump pump inspected by a professional plumber as soon as possible. The plumber will be able to determine if your sump pump can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced.

Call Rescue Plumbing at the First Sign of Trouble

At Rescue Plumbing, we offer a full range of sump pump services, including repairs, installations, and maintenance. Whether you need to have a new sump pump installed in your basement or crawl space, or you need to have your existing sump pump repaired or replaced, we can help.

Our plumbers are highly trained and experienced, and we have the tools and equipment to get the job done right. We also offer 24/7 emergency services, so you can count on us when you need us the most. We are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality plumbing services at the best possible prices.

Call Rescue Plumbing at (978) 481-4080 or contact us online to schedule sump pump services in Westford, Middlesex County & beyond.

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Tips for Avoiding Plumbing Problems 

Taking proper care of your plumbing system is essential to avoiding plumbing issues and emergencies. 

To do this, we recommend: 

  • Scheduling professional drain cleaning services one to two times per year
  • Insulating your pipes during winter months 
  • Never pouring grease or oil down your drains 
  • Never flushing anything other than toilet paper down toilets 
  • Using drain trap devices in sinks and showers 

Rescue Plumbing Services can help keep your plumbing system functioning as efficiently and effectively as possible. With the help of their experts, you can easily prevent plumbing disasters.

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