Last Line of Defense!
Sump pumps in New Jersey are your last line of defense when it comes to keeping your basement and crawl spaces dry and keeping water away from your homes foundation. If you haven’t inspected your sump pump in the last 60 days or performed any maintenance on your sump pump lately we recommend that you check it out right away. Sump pump maintenance and repair is at the top of the list for preventing costly damage and the inconvenience of a flooded basement in your home.
The Main Reasons Your Sump Pump Fails:
- The sump pump float switch breaks or sticks.
- Water exceeds your sump pumps ability to remove the water.
- Sump pump intake screen becomes clogged.
- Your Sump pump develops airlocks.
- Power failures with no back-up power source.
- Circuit breakers trip and blown fuses.
- Sump pump impeller shafts break.
- Frozen sump pumps in our cold winters.
When your sump pump is working properly, water will fill up the sump pit hole and the pump will come on and begin pumping water into already existing drain pipes. This will take water away from your home’s foundation through your home’s main water drainage system and will prevent your basement from flooding. The sump pump either pumps the sub-surface water to an existing drain line if allowed by code, or it discharges by pipe to the outside of the home.
Most Sump pumps are wired into your home’s electrical system, and we always recommend a power backup in case you lose power in a storm, or during flooding conditions, too make sure you never have a flood in your basement.
Sump pump repairs: our experienced plumbers will check your sump pumps motor and all the other components that are important to make sure you avert a disaster in your basement or foundation. We service and sell all the major brands of sump pumps and backup systems used in New Jersey.
Sump Pump Systems, Parts, Problems, Cost:
Sump pump check valve: The sump pumps check valve keeps water in the sump pumps discharge line from returning to the sump pump basin whenever your sump pump shuts off. This is extremely important to avoid flooding in your home.
Sump pump battery backup: Similar to a Marine batteries and also important if you lose power. When the power in your home is on, this auxiliary battery will charge itself. If you have an emergency this backup system will use its DC power to turn itself on, and there’s enough power to run the sump pump for hours until the power comes on again.
Sump pump air lock: Your sump pump can develop air locks which are small pockets of air that surround the impeller on the sump pump and don’t allow the pump to push water up to open the check valve on the sump pump.
Sump pump alarm systems: These very simply have a water-sensitive tip that sets off an alarm whenever the tip comes into contact with water. We feel this is one of the most important additions to any sump pump. There are countless examples of homeowners who have averted disaster because of this simple alarm.
Sump pump maintenance: We’ll fill the sump pit with water to make sure your pump is operating properly, and then we make sure your sump pump is discharging water, and make sure the float in your sump pump is working. We clean the air hole in the sump pumps discharge line, and listen for any noises that may be coming from the motor in your sump pump. We only replace the battery on the back-up sump pump if we feel it needs it, but the battery usually works fine for around three years.
Sump pump discharge pipes: These pipes will become clogged over time and we’ll make sure they’re open so you keep water out of your basement or crawl space.
- Sump pump float switch: This switch activates the pump when water reaches a defined level. This switch is usually the first thing that goes wrong with a sump pump.