A sump pump is a device that keeps your basement free of water seepage. A Sump Pump Installation is one of the easiest plumbing calls a homeowner can make to protect his or her home. Being underground, the walls and floors of your basement are subjected to groundwater penetration from the outside. If left unchecked, after a heavy rainfall water can seep through the foundation and make its way into your home. This can lead to structural damage, mold formation or even flooding.
If you’re in Toronto, the city even encourages sump pump installations through a subsidy program
Installed in the basement, a sump pump is connected to drains that wick water away from the ground outside. When enough water is accumulated inside the pumps basin, the pump is activated and water is pumped through a pipe to the surface outside.
Most sump pumps can be placed into two categories: submersible pumps and pedestal pumps. Submersible pumps are immersed within the water basin in which they pump water out of. Pedestal pumps on the other hand sit outside of the basin.
If you’re getting a new sump pump, it’s a good idea to get a hardwired electrical one with a battery backup. This way if there’s ever any electrical outages, say during a heavy rainstorm, you’ll still be protected.
If we’re honest, the process of a sump pump installation is backbreaking work. It’s one of the things you don’t want to make into a DIY project. Before installation even occurs you have to find an effective spot for the pump, then you have to excavate with machinery and so forth. With this in mind, even repairing one is a hassle.
Over the years we’ve installed plenty of sump pumps in all kinds of properties so we know what we’re doing. With every property being different, our experience over the years gives us the edge in determining the most efficient place and manner in installing your pump. If you have us do it you can be sure that you not only save time and energy, but that your sump pumps going to work.
If you’re thinking about installing or repairing a Sump Pump, call us today for a free, no obligation consultation or quote.
Licensed plumbers Toronto residents count on. As a plumbing technicians, we are here to protect your home and business, meanwhile saving your money for the long run.