With a Sump Pump Installation
Your house should be your haven from the elements. A downpour shouldn’t force you to avoid certain rooms to stay dry. That’s where a reliable, efficient sump pump comes into play for many homeowners.
A sump pump collects water that surrounds the foundation of your house and pumps it away before it can seep into your basement. Not sure if your home has a sump pump? There are a few ways you can tell. If your house is on a concrete slab with no basement, you probably don’t have a sump pump. If you have a basement or crawlspace, look around the exterior of your home for a pipe at least 1–1/4” in diameter that comes through the wall. This is the sump pump’s discharge pipe. The pump typically sits in a preformed hole or a pit in the basement. Sump pumps are common in homes with finished basements but are also found in homes with unfinished basements that are prone to taking on water during heavy storms. Sump pumps are powered by electricity or water pressure. There are also battery backup sump pumps. These are a smart option if you live in an area with frequent power outages caused by severe storms.
In addition to sump pump installations, Proactive Comfort provides sump pump repair and replacement services for our friends and neighbors living in Manchester, Nashua, Derry, Concord, Dover, Rochester, Somersworth and surrounding communities.
When you hear your sump pump, that means it’s working to keep your basement dry. Normally, it runs in intervals depending on whether there’s water to remove. But if it’s continuously running and there’s no water in the pit, then something is wrong. It could be a float switch malfunction, a broken check valve or a clogged discharge pipe. Your sump pump might be cycling on and off too frequently because the basin isn’t big enough for the water collecting in your basement. Proactive Comfort’s highly trained plumbers can make all of your necessary sump pump repairs and suggest how they can be avoided through regular maintenance.
Sump pumps eventually wear out. Their life expectancy is somewhere between 7 and 10 years, and that tenure depends on how often they are used and if they receive regular TLC. There’s nothing worse than seeing a flooded basement because your sump pump unexpectedly failed to spring into action during a huge storm. When that time comes or you want to be one step ahead of a disaster, contact Proactive Comfort to schedule a sump pump replacement. You’ll sleep better knowing your finished basement hasn’t turned into an indoor swimming pool.