Pro Plumbers is your trusted plumber for sump pump services in Corona, CA.
You probably haven’t given your sump pump a second thought since it was first installed in your home. Most homeowners don’t since a sump pump isn’t a plumbing element that’s utilized frequently. That doesn’t mean it’s any less important than your water heater, shower, garbage disposal, or any other plumbing equipment you value dearly. In fact, if you’ve ever found yourself standing ankle-deep in your flooded basement, you probably already have a deep appreciation for your basement sump pump system. If not, we’re here to remediate that.
A sump pump is a plumbing device that’s installed in the lowest corner of your house, usually your basement, to prevent flooding. After periods of heavy rain, the water table can rise and make streets, yards, and basements perceptible to flooding. A proper sump pump installation will ensure that water is collected and deposited away from the building, so your home doesn’t incur any water damage. However, to ensure your appliance will work up to par, you should get regular sump pump services.
There are two types of sump pumps in Corona, CA: pedestal and submersible. In pedestal pumps, the electrical motor is located above water level and the suction pipe is submerged into the wastewater. Submersible pumps have their electrical motors in a body filled with oil and located at the bottom of the sump pit ; the body of such pumps is waterproofed and that is why it can work completely under water. For residential applications pumps are from 1/3 HP to 1 HP. Many people think that if they install a very powerful pump, it will be more reliable and last longer. What really breaks sump pumps is turning in on/off frequently off. Therefore, the 1/3HP or 1/2HP varieties are a better choice.
The worst way to find out your sump pump isn’t working is through a surprise flood in your basement. Make sure you’re getting regular sump pump services with our experts. We perform thorough inspections of your sump pump and sump pit, and offer sump pump battery backup installation. We recommend scheduling annual sump pump maintenance to ensure the efficiency of your basement sump pump system.
If your sump pump gets a lot of use, it may suffer from frequent wear and tear. You don’t want to be stuck without a sump pump during a storm, which is why we offer top-tier sump pump repairs. Whether your submersible pump fails or the ground fault circuit interrupter gets damaged, we can perform all needed repairs during your sump pump service.
If your current sump pump has exceeded its lifespan or is beyond repair, you should start thinking of getting a sump pump replacement as soon as possible. We make sump pump installations easy by providing a full line of Primary Sump Pumps and Battery Backup Sump Pumps for installation. Modern sump pumps can also be equipped with high-tech features, like Wi-Fi enabled alarms that alert owners if the sump pump overflows or fails.
We recommend all homes have a battery-operated backup sump pump, just in case the primary sump pump fails. Battery-operated sump pumps are not connected to the power grid like your main pump, so they will be ready and available to save the day should the main pump experience any problems. Non-battery powered backup sump pumps are connected to your home’s power grid. If the power happens to go out, such as during a strong storm, a battery-powered backup sump pump will keep working to protect your basement.
During our sump pump services, we also offer ejector pumps for homes that want to ensure waste will be properly disposed of if the municipal sewer lines experience backups. Ejector pumps collect sewage and transfer it to an overhead sewer or septic field.
It is important to test your sump pump regularly to make sure it will operate when the next big downpour occurs. Test it by pouring a bucket of water into the sump pit. The pump should turn on, remove the water from the pit and shut itself off in a matter of seconds.
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