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A sump pump is a vital component in your home during the rainy season. For installation, repair, or maintenance assistance, get in touch with the team at The Plumbing Dr. Our phone lines are open 24 hours, 7 days a week; call us at (703) 525-9280. Click here to access our online discounts and specials.

Installing a sump pump in your home is a good way to avoid major damage during the rainy season. The land your home sits on may produce a flooded basement every year. You may also need a sump pump for your crawl space. Sump pumps keep your home clean and safe after you install them.

If you are looking for assistance with your sump pumps, count on The Plumbing Dr. Each tech is equipped with state of art equipment and products. They will also provide you with helpful maintenance procedures and tips to ensure you receive long term solutions. Allow us to be the plumber that handles all of your Arlington sump pump services.

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Why do you need a sump pump?

A sump pump is necessary in any low-lying space that floods easily. Your basement and crawl space will flood during the rainy season, and you need a simple way to get the water out of the space. A sump pump sits on the floor, pumps water out of the house, and runs by a remote starter. You are much safer turning on the sump pump remotely, and you do not have to pump the water out by hand.

What different types of sump pumps are there?

Sump pumps come in a few different styles. Pedestal sump pumps look similar to oil pumps that you might see on the plains of Texas. The pedestal pumps up and down to push the water out through a pipe to the yard. These pumps can be pumped by hand, but they can be turned on via a remote control. However, this pump requires a battery that could run out.

Battery backup pumps have a long-lasting battery that will run far beyond traditional pumps. Also, these pumps plug into your electrical system. You can run the pump on the battery backup if you do not have power in the house during a storm. This is safest pump to use when you are used to losing power and seeing your basement flood at the same time.

What are common problems with these units?

Sump pumps will clog when they are not in use. The rubber tubing that leads the water out of the space can be pinched or clogged without much help. You must make sure the tubing is clear, and you need to make sure the mouth of the pump is clear of debris.

The sump pump could fail when you turn it on; you must make sure the battery is operational at all times. If you lose battery power, you will have to pump the water out of the space by hand. Connecting the unit to your home's power supply could help charge the backup battery.

Finally, sump pumps will stop working if they are not serviced. A professional plumber can service the pump once or twice a year to make sure it is still operational. A plumber can prevent problems with the sump pump in between the rainy and dry season.

You must install a sump pump in your home that will drain the basement or crawl space of water during a heavy rain storm. The sump pump can be connected to electrical system, fitted with a backup battery, and operated by remote for your safety.

Make sure your sump pump is working up to par. Our qualified plumbers from The Plumbing Dr can help you! Call (703) 525-9280 today!

 

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