Sump Pump Repair in San Bernardino

Troubleshooting Your Sump Pump

Sump pumps are a vital tool when it comes to mitigating the damages of flooding. By routing water away from the lowest point of your home's foundation, a quality sump pump can protect your basement during heavy rainstorms and leaks. This is why it is so essential to repair a malfunctioning sump pump immediately.

In most cases, a sump pump will be plugged into an outlet or hardwired to an electrical system. This is a significant design flaw due to the fact that power sources frequently fail during storms. If your sump pump doesn’t have a battery-powered backup source, we can install one for you. It is also beneficial to equip your sump pump with a battery-powered water-level alarm. This will warn you that the pump is overwhelmed and/or malfunctioning, and flooding is imminent.

Give Mr. Rooter Plumbing of San Bernardino a call today, and our expert technicians will quickly identify the problem and provide a solution to protect you from future flooding.

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How Does a Sump Pump Work?

When the water reaches a pre-determined level, a float switch will turn on the sump pump, at which time it will begin to filter water into a storm drain, runoff, or well.

There are two types of sump pumps:

  1. Pedestal sump pumps that are mounted above a sump pit.
  2. Submersible pump pumps that sit out-of-sight in a sump pit or well.

Although pedestal sump pumps are more convenient to access and service, we provide repair solutions for both types. Regardless of which type you own, we recommend having your sump pump inspected every 12 months to check for underlying issues. Some common problems include:

  • Continuously running pumps
  • Stuck switches
  • Clogged pumps
  • Overfilling basins

Without advanced technical knowledge of how sump pumps work, it will be difficult to diagnose problems accurately. For this reason, we recommend regular inspections by professional plumbing specialists. If a problem is proactively spotted, we can provide timely and cost-effective repairs, installations, and replacements. We are available for 24/7 sump pump services – even on weekends and holidays. With upfront quotes, best-in-class techniques, and a highly trained team that can handle complex issues, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of San Bernardino is your go-to solution for sump pump repair.

Don’t wait until it’s too late and your basement is full of water – give us a call or request a job estimate online today.

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