Sump Pump | Plumber Arlington
The buildup of moisture in the basement can be harmful to the home’s structural integrity, and can result in mold and mildew, posing a threat to a family member’s health. For homes with a moisture problem in the basement or crawlspace, the installation of a sump pump by a Benjamin Franklin Plumbing plumber in Arlington will protect your home and its foundation, while preventing mold and mildew from forming.
A sump pump system consists of a sump pump, a sump pit, and a drain that carries the water in the basement away from your home. Water collects in the sump pit, and when it reaches a specific height, the rising float triggers the sump pump to start. The water is pumped away from the basement through a drain line that may terminate in the sewer system, a storm system, or a safe distance away from the home where the water is deposited on the lawn.
The sump pump relies on electricity to operate. However, during a storm is a common time for a power outage, and this is why a battery backup sump pump is recommended, especially for homes’ likely to experience basement flooding. A battery backup sump pump ensures the removal of water during a power outage. In addition, the battery back-up pump can assist the primary pump when heavy flooding occurs. A Benjamin Franklin plumber in Arlington can provide professional sump pump installation for you.
The pedestal style and submersible sump pumps are the most commonly installed. A pedestal pump sits over the sump pit. A submersible pump is submerged in the pit. The submersible makes the least noise, and has the advantage of having a lid. The submersible is the pump of choice for finished basements.
Sump pumps are not one size fits all. Proper sizing is required for your home’s needs. The proper determination of the size and type, and sump pump installation should be provided by a professional plumber in Arlington.
Causes of Basement Flooding
When properly designed and maintained, and with the proper slope of the soil around the home’s foundation, gutters should not contribute to basement flooding. Routine cleaning of gutters, and downspouts and proper maintenance of foundation slopes should ensure your gutters do not cause flooding of the foundation or basement. If your gutter system does not drain into a sewer lateral or foundation drain, gutter extensions can ensure the water is properly diverted away from the foundation.
Cracks in the foundation may allow water to enter the basement or crawlspace. Seal cracks with expanding foam from the foundation exterior if possible, otherwise seal from the inside.
Furthermore, seal around any intrusions through the foundation wall such as cables and pipes to prevent the entry of water.
Heavy rain may overwhelm municipal sewer lines, resulting into sewer backup in low-lying homes. Communities with storm systems and downspout connections are especially vulnerable to this condition. The installation of a backflow prevention device can ensure the protection of your home. A Benjamin Franklin plumber in Arlington can provide the installation you need.
A Benjamin Franklin plumber in Arlington offers the professional quality sump pump services that you need. Our experienced, licensed plumbers offer a wide range of plumbing services for your residential and commercial plumbing needs. We serve Arlington, Fort Worth, and the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.