Sump Pump and Ejector Pump Services
Have you ever walked into your basement and think to yourself; ‘When did I install a swimming pool down here?’ A flooded basement is every homeowner’s nightmare. The cost of repairs and replacements and cleaning up the whole mess can take a toll on your pocket. Flooded basements will damage not only the structure and foundation of your home, but also the precious mementos or the valuable appliances, equipment and tools you store in your basement. Without proper precautions your basement can easily flood during the rainy season. Basement floods can be due to several reasons including:
- Major ground water seepage
- Improperly installed bathrooms
- Poor waterproofing in basement
- Improper or poorly done construction
- Excessive rainfall
- Major snow melts
Luckily, flooded basements can be avoided with the installation of a sump pump and ejector pump. The plumbing experts at T. Webber Plumbing are here to help.
Sump Pump Solutions
A sump pump is an awesome device to have in every home. It will help keep ground water, excessive rain or snow melt and water seepage due to poor waterproofing from flooding your basement. How the sump pump works is by draining water that enters your basement into a basin through the use of a pump. The sump pump is working around the clock, continually monitoring water levels. Once the water has a reached the maximum capacity the sump pump will pump that water out ensuring it does not enter your basement. You have two choices for sump pumps:
Both of these options work well in preventing floods – we will guide you in choosing the best pump for your home. We also recommend that you have a backup pump installed to prevent a flood in the event of power failure.
Common Sump Pump Problems
Like any other household appliance proper maintenance of sump pumps is essential to keep them running properly and efficiently. Here are some issues that can arise if you do not properly operate or maintain your sump pump:
- Clogging in the pipes
- Motor failure
- A pump that is too small for your basement
If you experience any of these issues, call the experts at T. Webber today. We’ll get a technician out to your home as soon as possible to help resolve your issue.
Ejector Pump Solutions
Basement bathrooms are often near by the plumbing that takes sewage out of your home. Since water cannot always be routed in the way we want it, you’ll need a mechanism to help move it around. Ejector pumps provide enough power to move the sewage to the pipes that lead out of your home. Ejector pumps also grind the waste to make everything flow easier.
Common Ejector Pump Issues
Many people will toss a lot of things down the toilet that just simply don’t belong there. If it looks to big it probably is. Ejector pumps grind the waste to make it easier to route it to the sewer system. It is common for basement bathrooms to clog due to improper use. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be conscious of what you are throwing down your toilet. Here are some items that belong on the trash and not in your drains:
- Sanitary items
- Excessive toilet paper
Don’t wait until your basement floor is a foot below water, call T. Webber today to protect your home from a costly basement flood!