Sump Pump Replacement
CASE STUDY : SUMP PUMP REPLACEMENT
Some water intrusion problems are as simple as a failed sump pump. At Stop Leak, we specialize in replacing sump pumps. The first thing you should do if you don’t believe your sump is working is to test the pump. This can be done in several ways. First, make sure the pump is plugged in. If that is the case, test the receptacle with a known working electronic device such as a table lamp or radio. Make sure you plug the device into the exact same receptacle. If that works, you can remove the sump pit lid and reach into the bottom and raise the float. If the motor works when the float is raised, you are in good shape. If you don’t want to put your hand into the pit, you can fill the pit with multiple buckets of water until the float raises. The rising float will cause the water to empty from the pit. In the case that the motor seems to run but the water remains, the pump could be bad or the discharge line could be clogged.
Time to call in the professionals from Stop Leak. We will run the tests mentioned above and check the discharge line. If there is a problem, we will recommend installing a new (typically 1/3 horse power) sump pump, using either a ProFlo or Zoeller submersible pump. We will also install a new quiet check valve. Although small, this valve is a very important part of any system. When the pump stops pumping, it will close the discharge line, keeping the water above the check valve in the pipe, thereby minimizing the frequency of your pump running.
If you live in an area where you lose power frequently, we can install a battery back-up system providing you the peace of mind you want.
If you have a sump pump which is ten (10) years old or older, or if you just think there might be a problem, call the experts at Stop Leak. We will schedule an appointment at a time convenient to you and check things out.
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