Sump Pump Repair near Salem, Oregon
Residents near Salem, Oregon, are not strangers to rainy days and wet ground. Living in a valley with low elevation requires consideration of how to protect your property from flooding. The risk of flooding should be a forefront thought for all home and business owners. Sump pumps are necessary for keeping your home, especially your basement, moisture free. Popular in low-elevation areas and locations with heavy rainstorms, sump pumps are likely found in homes and businesses of residents of the Salem area. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Salem serves Keizer, Rickreall, Silverton, Stayton, Sublimity, Turner, and Dallas with sump repair and installation services to keep your property in the best shape.
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What are Sump Pumps?
Sump pumps are a type of water pump specially designed to pump water out of a structure’s basement. Groundwater can collect at a property’s foundation and seep into your basement, causing flooding. Sump pumps are installed in “pits” or “wells” and activate with a float switch when the water level of the pit is high enough. These pits collect groundwater around your foundation and move the water away, usually to another outdoor area or through a drain to a sewage line.
Although most commonly used during rainstorms and snowmelt, sump pumps are a great way to protect your property in the event of plumbing issues like leaking pipes or broken water lines. Sump pumps run off of your home or business’s electricity but also have a battery backup in the event there is an emergency.
Types of Sump Pumps
Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Salem services both primary types of sump pumps: pedestals and submersibles.
Pedestal Sump Pumps: These water pumps sit on a platform about the sump pit, making them easy to access for maintenance and repairs.
Submersible Sump Pumps: This system is submerged underwater inside the sump pit. They tend to be more powerful and do not occupy as much space.
Signs your Sump Pump Needs Repairs
Sump pumps only run when needed, so Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Salem recommends regularly checking on your water pump system to ensure it has not had breakages when it is not actively running, especially in the warmer months.
Flooding in your property’s basement is the most obvious sign that a sump pump is malfunctioning. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Salem can respond to flooding emergencies. However, there are other signs that your sump pump is not functioning as it should, and contacting us as soon as you notice them can save you a headache. Common sump pump repair signs include:
Loud noises such as grinding or rattling
Water pump vibration
The sump pump runs continuously
The pump is not functioning at all
Signs of rust on the unit
Electrical circuits tripping
Sump Pump Repairs
When there is a lack of preventative maintenance, or you notice problems with your water pump, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Salem provides sump pump services across the Willamette Valley. Your plumber will check the previous installation of your sump pump to ensure it was correct, unclog drainage pipes, replace parts such as float switches, and clean water pump components. They will also refill your sump pump well if it has run dry. If you do not have a sump pump, we highly recommend having one installed and can assist with getting the best possible one for your property. We also install sump pump battery backups if your existing sump pump does not have this safeguard.
Need sump pump repairs or installation? Call us today at (503) 343-4685