If you have a problem with water seeping into the basement, or when it floods during heavy rain, a sump pump will automatically pump the water out, preventing moisture problem such as mold, and damage to the home’s structure and its foundation. A Benjamin Franklin plumber in Arlington can provide the sump pump installation you require to maintain a dry basement.
A shallow water table, wet weather springs, heavy rainfall, and even a burst pipe can flood the basement. A sump pump is designed to keep the area beneath your home dry 24/7.
A sump pump uses a sump pit in the basement for the collection of water. When the water reaches a specific level in the pit, the pump starts automatically, pumping the water away from your home.
Furthermore, a battery backup sump pump provides an extra layer of protection, especially for homes with frequent flooding. The primary sump pump operates on electricity, and when a power outage occurs, water can accumulate leading to flooding and potential damage. A battery backup sump pump ensures the removal of water during a power outage, and when unusually heavy flooding occurs, the backup can assist the primary pump in keeping the basement dry. Contact a Benjamin Franklin plumber in Arlington for sump pump installation.
The sump pump isn’t a one-size-fits-all situation. The pumps are available in a variety of horsepower, as well as types. The right size for your basement will include the factors of the amount of flooding, the source of flooding, size of the basement and others. For this reason, only a licensed plumber should provide sump pump installation to ensure the proper size and type.
The most common types of sump pumps include the pedestal pump, and the submersible.
- A pedestal sump pump is electrically powered, and activates when the water reaches a specific level.
- The submersible sump pump is similar to pedestal pumps, but install inside the sump pit, and can tolerate submersion under water. The submersible makes less noise than pedestal pumps, and has the advantage of having a cover. This is why it is the choice option for a finished basement.
To ensure the operation of the sump pump, provide basic maintenance every three months, and includes:
- Cleaning the pump inlet screen prevents damage to the motor
- Ensure the pump is plugged in, especially before anticipated flood events
- Ensure the pump operates properly by pouring a bucket of water into the pit.
- Clean the sump pit of debris annually or as needed to prevent damage to the pump
- Check the owner’s manual for additional instructions
- Contact a Benjamin Franklin plumber in Arlington for sump pump repair
If your basement has ever experienced flooding, or has a problem with water collecting, a sump pump can ensure the protection of your home. A Benjamin Franklin Plumbing plumber in Arlington has the expertise to provide a quality installation, sump pump repair, and sump pump services in Arlington. We serve Arlington, Fort Worth, and the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.