Sump pumps are submersible plumbing units that sit within a pit, called a sump pit. They are generally located in a basement or crawl space, depending on which one is the lowest point of a property’s foundation. Also at the base of a property’s foundation is a perimeter drain that collects loose running ground water beneath a property, including all water runoff. Sump pumps are triggered by a float switch, which eliminates water by pumping it into the nearest retention pond, well, or storm drain. These pumps are only triggered to turn on when a certain level of water accumulates within the sump pit. Sump pumps play a vital role in the overall care of our property because they are designed to systematically remove water from basements, foundations, and crawl spaces. With a functional sump pump, you are facing a big risk of flooding and contamination in and around your property.
Here at Weilhammer Plumbing Company, we are licensed and insured master plumbers who specialize in a wide variety of sump pump repair, installation, and service in Indianapolis, Indiana and its surrounding areas. As a family owned and operated business that first began in 1901, you can trust that our reputation of quality service and customer support is true. Our current generation owners have more than 60 years of hands-on experience, and all work is completed by company owners to ensure, so you can feel confident when you call us for sump pump services. Regardless of size, scope, make, or model, our state licensed professionals can deliver quality solutions for your sump pump problems, and all at a price you can afford.
Sump Pump Failure and Replacement
Many things can go wrong with sump pumps, especially the trigger devices and float switches. When your sump pump fails to remove water from your basement, or you have a long power outage during a severe storm, you might come back to an expensive disaster. It is wise to consider replacing your pump every 5-10 years. It is also wise to have a backup plan in place in case of a huge storm or long power outage. Master plumber Mark Weilhammer recommends installing the Aquanot ll® Battery Backup Sump Pump in your sump pit along with your main sump pump. The Aquanot ll® is the most reliable back up system on the market today. Contact him at 317-784-1870 to receive more information about our sump pump products and prices, anytime.
Sump Pump Flooding
When a basement or crawl space floods (see image), the sump pump is commonly to blame. To avoid costly repairs and invasive restorations, act fast and contact a professional as soon as you discover water leaks or flooding. The longer you wait to address the issue, the more damage is likely to occur. If you are experiencing water leakage or flooding problems at home, contact our licensed plumbers right away. Call 317-784-1870 to request a free estimate and advice regarding your sump pump needs, today.
Now that you have a better understanding about how sump pumps operate, you can understand just how vital they are for the security and structure of a home. It is highly recommended to test your pump regularly in order to preview how it will function during the next seasonal downpour. This is an easy DIY job; simply pour a bucket of water into the sump pit and observe how quickly the pump turns on, eliminates the water, and shuts off. If you believe your sump pump is malfunctioning, contact our licensed sump pump service technicians right away. We can offer same day appointments and services for emergency sump pump repairs.
Contact Us Today
Sump pump services are available to you, from us, at a price that will make you smile! If you are missing a sump pump or need one repaired, call our licensed plumbing contractors for accurate industry information and estimates for sump pump installation services or unit replacement. We will gladly haul away your old sump pump at no additional charge! Contact Us at 317-784-1870 and speak with a knowledgeable plumber about sump pump repair and replacement services in Indianapolis, today.