Most Common Sump Pump Problems
Our experienced plumbing technicians have the equipment necessary to repair your sump pump. It’s important to set up annual sump pump inspection services with us to ensure your home is well-protected during the storm season. Some of the most common sump pump problems include:
- Stuck switches
- Overfilled water basin
- Continuous flowing pumps
- Clogged parts
- Improper installation
Repairing All Types of Sump Pumps
Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Franklin County offers comprehensive plumbing services for residential sump pumps to Union, St. Clair, and Washington, MO. Whether your sump pump is hardwired into an electrical system or plugged into the wall, we can handle it. We can also install a backup sump pump. The most common types of sump pumps we service include the following:
- Pedestal Sump Pumps – Pedestal sump pumps are placed above your sump pump pit for quick and easy access.
- Battery Backup Pumps – A battery backup pump turns on when you experience a power outage.
- Submersible Sump Pumps – A submersible sump pump sits inside a sump pump as a quieter alternative to a pedestal sump pump.
How Do Sump Pumps Work?
A float switch on your sump pumps gets triggered when water in the low parts of your home reaches a specific level. The sump pump will start to remove the water from the area, relocating it to an outdoor area. The battery-powered water-level alarm on your sump pump will alert you to potential flooding warnings.
Mr. Rooter Plumbing’s Sump Pump Services
Our team will help you understand your sump pump and choose the best one for your needs. Our sump pump services include the following:
- Sump pump installations
- Sump pump repairs
- Sump pump maintenance
- Battery backup installations
- Battery backup replacements
Life Expectancy of a Sump Pump
The life expectancy of a sump pump typically depends on its operation. If your sump pump is forced to run often, it’s important to replace it every five years. If your sump pump does not function often, it should last about seven to ten years. We recommend replacing your main sump pump every five years if you do not have a backup sump pump. The float switch is typically the first part to fail due to constantly switching on and off.
Schedule Sump Pump Services
If you need a sump pump installation or are looking for sump pump repairs, our team is here for you. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Franklin County will help you find the perfect type of sump pump for your home. We stand by our exemplary guarantees for the best service in the area. Let us help you gain peace of mind knowing your sump pump is working hard to protect you from flooding. Contact us today to ask any questions and request a job estimate.