NJ and PA Sump Pumps
Standing water in the basement is something that most Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey homeowners dread. It can be very damaging and unpleasant, so you will the problem fixed as quickly as possible. An effective and efficient way of keeping your basement dry is a sump pump.
If your home suffers from basement flooding, call Resolve Rooter to discuss whether a sump pump is the right solution for your home. We have years of experience with fixing basement flooding, and our expert New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania plumbers will be able to analyze your problem and tell you the best sump pump for your needs.
How Sump Pumps Work
Sump pumps are important because they protect your home against sudden rises in water levels. A change in your water table or severe storms can lead to water making its way into your basement. A sump pump is a reliable solution to keeping your basement dry.
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Sump pumps are usually installed in a pit in your basement. The sump pit is located where the water table is highest, ensuring the flow of water beneath your foundation into the pit.
When the water reaches a certain level, the sump pump will turn on and automatically move the water through an outlet. It is important to note that the outlet should not be directed into your municipal sewer because it is against many towns’ regulations. If you have an older sump pump and suspect this is the case, call a New Jersey plumber to examine your setup.
Another important component of a typical NJ and PA sump pump is the backup battery. Though your sump pump is usually powered by your electrical system, during a storm the risk of a power outage is high. Since storms are a common cause of basement flooding, a backup battery is essential to keep your basement dry during severe weather.
Sump Pump Options in Edison, Princeton, Union NJ and Eastern PA
When you decide that you need to have a sump pump installed in your home, you have two different options. You can get a submersible unit, which is sump pump that is tightly sealed to prevent electrical shortage and placed in the sump pit. Since they are submerged they are a little harder to reach for maintenance, but they are less intrusive if you have a finished basement. The other type of sump pump is a pedestal sump pump, which is installed above the pit. It’s obviously much more visible, but it is also easier to reach for maintenance.
New Jersey and Eastern PA Sump Pump Maintenance
Sump pumps do not need a lot of maintenance, but they do need to be cleaned on a regular basis to continue to work efficiently. Dirt buildup in your sump pump can cause float switch malfunctions, such as your switch getting stuck on the "on" position, causing the motor to run continuously. Clogged filters can cause your system to shut down completely or make it use more energy to pump water out of your basement, so you should make sure that nothing is blocking the water in your sump pump. For professional Eastern Pennsylvania or New Jersey sump pump maintenance, give Resolve Rooter a call today!
Whether you have a sump pump or you are thinking of having one installed, you should make sure you talk to a licensed Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey sump pump expert like Resolve Rooter. You want to make sure that your sump pump is working efficiently, obeying local regulations, and effectively keeping your basement dry. Resolve Rooter is available 24/7 for any of your New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania sump pump needs. Never hesitate to call us for any emergency plumbing repair!