Sump Pump Repair
If your home relies on a sump pump, you know how important it is to keep it in perfect working order. When the water begins to rise, a malfunctioning pump could mean hundreds or even thousands of dollars in damage to a basement or cellar. If you think you are in need of sump pump repair, call a plumber immediately before disaster become unavoidable.
There are a number of different ways in which a sump pump could malfunction. The most common is also the easiest to fix. Most pumps measure the water level through a device called "the float." This is a small ball which floats on top of the water in the sump well. When the water rises high enough, it will trigger a lever which will begin the pumping mechanism. If either the lever or the float are not working properly, the water will continue rising without activating the sump pump.
Another common problem we see at Fischer Plumbing with sump pumps is an electrical malfunction. This type of sump pump repair can be particularly difficult, not to mention dangerous. In these cases, it is best to call a plumber with experience in sump pump repair rather than trying to handle it on your own. Even if you're a dedicated handyman, there is too much that can go wrong. When you mix water and electricity, the results can be deadly.
Like any type of drainage system, a sump pump can become clogged. Usually, some type of mineral deposit will form along the outlet or get stuck within the machinery. When a pump begins to preform at less than optimal output, it is usually a sign of some type of obstruction.
The repair of a sump pump usually only takes a few hours for a skilled plumber. Hiring a professional to come by and take a look at your pump can mean the difference between getting the job done in time for a big storm and struggling to fix it on your own as the water rises.
Proper maintenance of your sump pump is vital to keeping your home safe from the elements. By using your local plumber for repairs, you can ensure your basement stays warm and dry even during the rainiest months.