What is a Sump Pump?
A sump pump is a kind of emergency pump that collects water accumulated in water collecting sump basin (which is usually located in the home basement – the lowest point in the house) and redirects it away from your property.
Most sump pumps can cover the entire basement or foundation of your home which is necessary during heavy rain floods and pipe bursts. Every sump basin contains a “float switch” – when the water level gets higher to a certain point, the pump turns on automatically to pump the water up and out – away from your house. Sump pumps are meant to protect your homes from unexpected flooding and rain storms. That’s why it is imperative to take a proper care of this plumbing device in order to avoid some unpleasant issues like water on the floor in your living room or discoloration of your home foundation.
Flooding does happen in Pomona Valley and the surrounding areas. A sump pump is something you need installed and fully operating before the start of rain season. The sump pump installation will protect your home from serious damage and prevent the immense risks involved with a flooded basement. Flooded basement is a pretty serious condition because not only does it damage the foundation of your house, you also lose valuable storage space and might face mold problems.
Sump pump installation is a practical step to take for the well-being of your home and family. At Pomona Valley Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning – a reliable and experienced plumbing contractor – our knowledgeable technicians can install the sump pump for you (whether at work or at home) and ensure a dry and safe environment free of excessive moisture or mold. This basement moisture will affect the whole house sooner or later.
Sump Pump Testing
In order to keep your sump pump in a good working condition, you should have it tested on a regular basis – once every couple of months.
The procedure of sump pump testing is pretty simple – just pour a few buckets of water into the sump pit and see if your sump pump starts working. If it does, your testing and maintenance are done for now. If it doesn’t, get your sump pump fixed asap – a sudden rainstorm might flood your basement if the sump pump is broken.
If you do not know where your sump pump is located or it is not easily accessible, our expert plumbers at Pomona Valley Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning can help. Having over 50 years of experience in plumbing industry and being available full service, our technicians are more than able to test your sump pump and make it fully prepared for even the worst weather conditions.
Sump Pump Repair
A clogged toilet or a slow drain is a nuisance but you can live with it for some time. If you have a sump pump problem, it is urgent that you get your sump pump repaired right away, because you never know when the next rainstorm hits. It might be too late to repair your sump pump when you squelch through a layer of standing water in your basement. To avoid that entire hypothetical nightmare is easy – just call sump pump repair services and have routine maintenance of your sump pump afterwards. That way your home will be ready for any unexpected circumstances and you will be calm and happy when it rains, enjoying the weather.
To get quality installation, repair and maintenance services for your sump pump, contact Pomona Valley Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning and we will assist you in the whole process!