Our sump pump experts offer professional and safe repairs & installation services to protect your property from flooding. Additionally, we can assist you with your application for Whitby‘s Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program when you install a backwater valve or sump pump. Call Superior Plumbing today and safeguard your property.
Professional sump pump installation
Sump pump installation is an excellent solution to prevent basement flooding, and otherwise, it can ameliorate dampness by lowering the water table under the foundation. The pump is installed in a special sump pit in your basement. The appliance works automatically. This means you don’t have to switch the pump on and off manually – its mechanism includes a float (similar to one in your toilet tank) that regulates the operating mode according to the water level in the pit.
It is necessary to have an alternative power source for the sump pump to make it independent of the main electricity supply, which can fail in case of a severe storm. Mostly, diesel generator takes these functions. Such a couple will become a serious ultimate anti-flood protection for your household.
The usability of sump pumps reaches beyond flood emergencies. Normally operating, it can lower the moisture in your basement. Increased humidity can lead to fungus incubation. Fungus is a known disaster for residential property – it spreads dartingly and is incredibly hard to exterminate.
Who to call for sump pump issues?
If your sump pump float is damaged, clogged, or jammed, it may not signal the float switch to turn on or off when water levels start to change. And if your pump does not switch on or off by itself, it is time to call in the pros. You should always contact a licensed professional for sump repair service if you face one of the following issues:
- Noisy sump pump
- No water in sump pit
- Clogged pump and switches
- Sump pump running too much
- Missing or broken check valve
- Power loss
As a sump pump is a part of the initial drainage system, it deals with dirty water and can easily be blocked or clogged. Preventive sump pump cleaning in Whitby is our area of expertise. We use modern technologies and equipment to clean the unit without dismantling, so that saves your time and money quite a bit.
Essential maintenance also includes float switch and pump motor checkups. Problems with these parts happen rarely enough, but as you know, even a stopped clock is right twice a day. Unexpected motor wreckage during a storm may lead to dangerous consequences and demand a sump pump emergency service that will cost you a lot due to weather conditions.
If you experience any issues with your pump in Whitby or want it to be adequately maintained, we strongly recommend to contact us without delay.