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    Prevent Basement Flooding and Water Damage with a Sump Pump

    Anyone who has experienced a flooded basement knows how important a sump pump can be. Wet basements can cause all sorts of problems, from rot and rust to mold and mildew. Even a small amount of water can cause devastating effects.

    The secret to a healthy, dry basement is a working sump pump and dehumidifier. Located in a low area in your basement, the sump pump collects water from around the foundation and discharges it to an outdoor drain.

    Sump Pump Installation

    If your home experiences any kind of flooding or water damage, speak with a professional plumber about all your available options before purchasing a sump pump. The professional plumbers and waterproofing experts at The Rooter Works can help prevent water from entering the home.

    For extra protection and peace of mind, we will help you select a high-quality sump pump for your needs.

    Sump pump installation can get complicated, which is why hiring a licensed and certified technician is essential.

    There are many different sump pump options to choose from:

    • Pump Design (Submersible or Pedestal)
    • Horsepower
    • Head Pressure
    • Voltage
    • Cord Length
    • Battery Backup and Alerts

    Pedestal vs Submersible Sump Pump

    Pedestal Sump Pump

    A pedestal sump pump, also known as an upright sump pump, sits above the pit/sump on a “pedestal.” When water collects in the pit, a float activates the motor to pump the water away. Pedestal sump pumps are easier to access and simpler to maintain and repair. Unfortunately, they are much more conspicuous and typically can’t handle as much water as submersible models.

    Submersible Sump Pump

    As the name implies, submersible sump pumps are submerged in the water that collects in the sump. Instead of using a pipe, water gets drawn directly into the unit. Submersible units used special water sealing to protect the electrical components.

    Since they are underground, they are much less conspicuous and create less noise. The airtight lid also helps keep moist air from entering the basement.

    Battery Backup Sump Pumps

    We recommend having a secondary battery backup sump pump installed to take over in case the main sump pump fails. During heavy storms and power outages, you want to make sure a battery-operated backup can automatically switch on if necessary. This is especially important if the basement has been converted into a living space.

    Your backup sump pump can operate for around 12-50 hours before the battery uses up all its power.

    Choosing and Caring for Your Sump Pump

    A sump pump will keep your basement dry, but only if you hire the right professionals to install, repair, and maintain it. Once you have a sump pump and battery backup installed, make sure to check the valves and test them regularly.

    The plumbing professionals at The Rooter Works can help you choose the right pump type and make sure it runs reliably for years and years. We’ll show you how to properly test the units so water never flows into the basement.

    Whether you need a new sump pump, a secondary backup pump, repair or maintenance, you can count on The Rooter Works for friendly, professional service. Call us today for current specials.

    For Quality Plumbing at a Fair Price, Call The Rooter Works at 614-766-8371