Sump Pump Repair
Expert Sump Pump Repair in Potomac, MD
O’Connor Plumbing can handle all your sump pump repairs in Potomac, MD. Call us today!
The smallest sump pump defect can result in extensive water damage to your basement. If your sump pump doesn’t work, basement flooding can ruin your belongings, cause structural damage, increase humidity levels, mold growth, and give rise to termite infestations.
Metal appliances located in the area, like your furnace and water heater, are highly susceptibility to corrosion, and your wall coverings may start peeling.
If you detect an issue with your sump pump, you need a professional repair solution immediately.
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What Does a Sump Pump Do?
As the low-lying points in your building, your basement or crawlspace is highly susceptible to flooding during a rainstorm or when the snow on your property melts. The most effective way to prevent basement flooding is to install a sump pump in the lowest point of your basement in a sump pit.
The sump pit fills with water through natural migration before it can overflow to the basement floor and cause a flood. As the water flows into the pit, this sump pump pumps the water out of the hole and away from the property where it cannot cause damage.
If your sump pump has a defect, the sump pit will fill with water and overflow. Immediate professional repair is necessary to prevent water damage and unnecessary costs.
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Common Sump Pump Problems
Your sump pump’s capacity has to be sufficient to remove water from the sump pit. Generally, there is a safety factor of 1.5. For example, if there is an inflow of 20 gallons of water per minute, you need a sump pump with a capacity of 1,800 gallons per hour (60 minutes x 20 gallons x 1.5).
If the sump pump’s exit hose freezes, the ice will form a blockage, and the pump will not be able to remove the water from the sump pit. The pipe can also burst, and the leak can cause water damage in the vicinity. In this case, we will repair and freeze-proof the tube.
If the float switch used to turn the pump on and off jams, the sump pump might start running non-stop, or it may not switch on when the water level rises. Several things can cause a float switch defect. We can fix switch defects or replace broken parts.
Sump Pump Clog
Sump pump clogs typically occur when there is debris accumulation in the sump pump. Dirt in the sump pump can also cause the pump’s mechanical components to become clogged. Over time, clogging can affect the pump’s performance.
Do you have a problem with your sump pump? Contact us to schedule an inspection.
Sump Pump Maintenance
How often do you go down to your crawl space or basement to check on your sump pump? Lacking sump pump maintenance is one of the most common causes of basement flooding.
At O’Connor Plumbing, we recommend that you inspect your sump pump before storm season to ensure that it is working correctly.
Our sump pump maintenance services include a thorough inspection and cleaning. We also test the pump and float switch to ensure that it works reliably.
Prevent flooding and water damage to your basement with O’Connor Plumbing’s professional and reliable sump pump repair services in Potomac, MD. Call us today at 1-833-RIGGO44 to schedule a sump pump repair.