What is a Sump Pump?
A sump pump is a submersible pump that sits at the bottom of a sump pit, which is typically installed at the lowest point in your basement, crawl space, or in the parking garage. Sump Pumps are used for sewer and rain water; water drains into a pit when the pit is full the sump pump, which is triggered by a float switch, removes the water by pumping it to the nearest drain line or storm drain. Any home or garage can be retrofitted with a sump system to prevent basement flooding. The Rooter Doctor & Plumbing Services team is standing by and are experts at sump pump installation and repair.
Sump Pump Maintenance
Test your sump pump regularly to make sure it will operate when the next big downpour occurs. Test it by pouring a bucket of water into the sump pit. The pump should turn on, remove the water from the pit and shut itself off in a matter of seconds. Every 3 months is good to be on the safe side.
To clean your sump pit, remove any dirt, sand, gravel or other debris to increase the pump’s efficiency and prolong its life. Ensure that the discharge line opening is free of obstructions. If you never had the main line cabled or a camera ran down the line, you should. If you don’t want to do this yourself, our sump pump experts will be happy to help with all your sump pump needs.
Sump Pump Replacement and Repair
Like any equipment with moving parts, sump pumps will wear out over time and will need to be replaced. There is no rule on how often a sump pump should be replaced since it depends on how often the pump is used. If your sump pump is not working, call in the experts at The Rooter Doctor & Plumbing Services today.