Sump Pump Installations and Repairs Near Cleveland, OH
To keep your basement and surrounding foundation free from water, particularly during the rainy season, you must have a properly functioning sump pump.
Even if you don’t have regular flooding, a sump pump can be a useful addition to any home basement. The smallest amounts of water on your basement floor can do extensive damage to your belongings and your home’s structure. Small amounts of water can also lead to mold and mildew, creating an unhealthy environment for your family.
Basements in counties surrounding Cleveland and Akron may experience flooding for a variety of reasons, including:
- Leaks or cracks in basement walls
- Poor yard drainage
- Overflowing gutters or plugged downspouts
- Sewer line backup
- Failure of an older, or outdated, sump pump
Sump Pump Installation
Most new homes are built with a sump pump, but if you find yourself moving into an older home without one, we highly recommend you have one installed to keep your basement clean and dry. There are a few different types of sump pumps to choose from. After an inspection of your home and family needs, our plumbing technicians can recommend the best type for you, but we’ve listed some of the most common types below.
Pedestal pumps, or upright pumps, have an exterior motor that is never submerged in water. Because they’re not submerged, these types of pumps typically last longer and are easier to repair.
Heavy-Duty Sump Pumps
Heavy-duty sump pumps have motors with large horsepower and are intended for home basements located in high water tables, or areas prone to flooding near rivers or lakes. They are also commonly used to accommodate year-round, constant water flow or longer piping that discharges excess water.
Submersible Sump Pumps
Submersible sump pumps are placed in the sump pump reservoir where water gathers. Once the pump detects water, the motor turns on.
Battery Back Up Sump Pumps
Because sump pumps are highly mechanical and will fail eventually, we recommend a battery backup sump pump. We especially recommend these sump pumps if your home or small business is in an area prone to flooding.
The battery operated sump pump operates in the event that your first pump fails. As powerful and effective as the primary sump pump, battery backups switch on automatically when triggered by certain conditions.
Sump Pump Repairs & Maintenance
Sump pumps may run frequently due to water drainage issues or weather conditions, such as heavy rainfall and spring melts, so they constantly need to be maintained. We recommend this equipment be examined yearly.
Sump pumps can stop working or require service for a variety of reasons. Our plumbing technicians can help you diagnose common issues such as clogged with debris, improper filtration, electrical issues, etc.
Call today to schedule a routine maintenance appointment: 216-749-3478.