What is a sump pump, and how does a sump pump work? A sump pump is a device that prevents water from leaking through your home’s foundation and flooding your basement. Leaking basement foundations are the most common source of basement flooding. When rain pools around your home’s foundation, it will often find small cracks and pours to seep through. A sump pump includes a pit at the lowest point of your home’s foundation. When water gathers under your home, it will trigger a float switch that turns on the sump pump. The pump will redirect water to a safe location away from your home’s foundation. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of St. Charles repairs, installs, and services sump pumps in St. Charles, Missouri, and the surrounding areas. Learn more about our residential sump pump services.
What Services Does Mr. Rooter Plumbing of St. Charles Offer?
At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of St. Charles, we offer a wide variety of sump pump services. Whether you need to install a new sump pump, or you want to upgrade your sump pump with advanced features, we can help. Some of the sump pump services that we offer include the following:
- Sump Pump Installation
- Sump Pump Repairs
- Installing Battery Backups for Sump Pumps
- Sump Pump Replacement
- And More!
What Problems Do Sump Pumps Face?
Sump pumps are hard-working devices that can face many different problems. No matter what type of problem your sump pump has, you can count on Mr. Rooter Plumbing of St. Charles to offer you a reliable solution. Some of the most common sump pump issues are:
- Clogged pumps or drainpipes
- Improper installation
- Pumps that run continuously
- Pump basins that overflow with water
- Pump switches that get stuck
- Pumps that are too loud when they are operating
The Two Main Kinds of Sump Pumps
There are two primary forms of sump pumps: pedestal and submersible sump pumps. Before installing a sump pump, many homeowners find it helpful to have a cursory understanding of the difference between the two kinds. When you meet with the service professionals from Mr. Rooter Plumbing of St. Charles, we will help you choose the best type of sump pump for your home. The most significant differences between the pedestal and submersible sump pumps include the following:
- Pedestal Sump Pumps - This type of sump pump is mounted above the sump pit. This offers easy access for repairs and is attractive when you compare sump pump costs.
- Submersible Sump Pumps – Submersible pumps are placed near the bottom of the basin. These pumps never need to be primed since they are inside the water at the bottom of the sump pit. They also tend to offer higher performance and efficiency since they don’t need to spend energy pulling water up into the pump.
Sump Pump Features You Should Consider
Some advanced features can make your sump pump safer and more efficient. One of the most popular features is a sump pump battery backup. Usually, you need your sump pump to work during a storm, but that is also the most common time for blackouts and power outages to occur. A battery backup can keep your pump working during an outage. You should also think about installing a sump pump check valve. Also called a non-return valve or a one-way valve, a check valve ensures that water only flows in one direction. These are placed above the sump pump to prevent water from flowing back into your pump. Reversing the flow of water through your pump can cause damage to the motor, forcing you to completely replace the pump.
Schedule a Sump Pump Service Appointment Now!
Don’t worry about basement flooding anymore. Let a professional plumbing company help you set up a flood-preventing sump pump. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of St. Charles, we specialize in installing, repairing, and servicing sump pumps. We have serviced countless sump pumps around St. Charles, O’Fallon, St. Peters, Wentzville, and Lake St. Louis. We are committed to transparent, upfront pricing. So, we will always explain your sump pump service costs ahead of time. Schedule your sump pump service appointment today!