It is a small pump that sits at the bottom of a pit that will solve most of your basement flooding and leaking issues. Groundwater surrounding the area around your house is channeled into a drain system which is installed at the lowest point of your basement. Water enters the perforated drain pipes and is diverted towards the sump pit. The sump pump gets triggered by a float switch and starts to remove the water by pumping it into the nearest drain. It only works when the water inside the sump pit reaches a pre-determined level.
Most of the new homes already have sump pumps installed in their basements, but if your property is old, it can be retrofitted with a sump system to prevent basement flooding.
Maintenance & Repair
Make sure to test the sump pump regularly especially before each rainy season so that you know it still works. You can test it by simply pouring a bucket full of water into the pit. The sump pump should automatically turn on, remove the water and turn itself off. You will also need to check if the valve is moving freely.
You can increase the efficiency of the sump pump and prolong its life by cleaning any dirt, gravel, and debris that might be stuck around it. Make sure the discharge pipe is free of any obstructions so that the water can be pumped out of your basement and crawlspaces. If you cannot do this yourself, our team of experts can handle this job for you.
Like any other equipment, a sump pump will wear out with time. It will need replacement if it is not working properly. There is no general rule for when you should replace or get a new sump pump since it depends on how often it is in use. Call the experts at Orange Plumbing if your sump pump is not working and we will quickly resolve the issue for you.
Installed at the bottom of the crawl space or basement. A ground water circled around your structure foundation is directed into the perimeter drain system fixed at the main foundation. The water always finds its way into the drainpipe and quickly channeled into the sump pit. A sump pump is driven by a float switch, it then takes the water and pumps it to the nearest dry well, detention or storm drain. Sump pump is triggered when water inside the sump pit gets to a pre-determined level.
A lot of the new homes have well installed sump pump, while old structures can be refined with equipped sump system to avoid basement flooding. Our Orange plumbers are skilled and qualified to carry out repair and pump installation.
Always make sure you run a routine check up on your sump pump to be sure it is in good condition when heavy downpour occurs. Check it by pouring a bucket of water into the sump pit. When you put on the pump then remove water it from the pit and it will turn off itself in few seconds. Always be sure to check the valves and confirm if the float moves smoothly.
A sump pit should be clean, by removing sand, gravel, dirt and other debris to ensure that a pump lifespan and efficiency is prolong. Make sure the discharge channel is free of blockage, so water can easily be pumped into the channel and cleared off from your crawlspace or basement. If you choose not to run it yourself, our processionals skilled expert at Orange Plumbing will assist and repair your sump pump and give you a quality maintenance.
Many equipment that have movable parts like sump pump will get damaged over a period of time and needs to be replaced. A sump pump has no guided rules that says it should be re installed depending on how often the pump is operated. Any notices about your sump pump not functioning, call Orange Plumbing team and we will be at your service to fix the problem. Our team can assist you with any basement leakage repair that might have been caused by a broken sump pump.