AK Water Works Sump Pump Service
The role of a sump pump
The role of a sump pump is to re-route water away from the lowest point of your house's foundation and prevent flooding in your basement. Sump pumps are critical during heavy rainstorms and work to decrease flooding in your basement caused by overflowing water from a separate plumbing concern. If your sump pump quits working, it is imperative to identify the cause and get it fixed quickly before the next rainstorm to prevent significant damage to your house.
For sump pump repair in the Warren or Youngstown area, call AK Water Works at 330-574-1507.
Types of Sump Pumps
There are two main types of sump pumps popular in the Youngstown / Warren, Ohio area.
Pedestal Sump Pump
A pedestal sump pump is installed above the sump pit and allows for hassle-free access for servicing and periodic testing. Pedestal sump pumps have a longer life-span than submersible sump pumps.
Submersible Sump Pump
A submersible sump pump sits out of sight in a well or sump pit. This sump pump can be more expensive than pedestal pumps, but they are also more powerful and can efficiently remove larger debris.
Your sump pump is either hardwired to your electrical system or plugged into a wall outlet. Since these power sources can fail in a storm, sump pumps are typically furnished with battery backup power. If your sump pump does not have a battery backup, AK Water Works can help get you set up with a battery backup for your sump pump.
Other essential truths about sump pumps:
A sump pump is turned on by a float switch, and the switch is activated when the water reaches a pre-determined level. When the float reaches this level, the sump pump starts to remove water into a nearby storm drain, outdoor area, or well.
It is essential to gear up sump pumps with battery-powered water-level alarms. This precaution can help ensure you are informed of flooding in case the pump starts to breakdown or overflow.
Common Sump Pump Problems & Solutions
We recommend that all of our clients have their sump pump checked every year to guarantee it is operating correctly. Not only do our services detect any issues, but they will also help prevent possible future accidents from happening. Unless you have experience managing a sump pump, it can be challenging to discover the potential cause of the issue. However, neglecting the problem not only puts your system in jeopardy but can allow for damage to your residential or business property.
Common Sump Pump Concerns Include:
- Incorrect setup
- Blocked pumps/parts
- Basin overfilling with water
- Pump constantly runs
- Stuck switch
Our Sump Pump Services Include:
- Sump Pump Diagnostics and Repairs
- Sump Pump Installations
- Battery Backup Replacements
- Battery Backup Installation
- and more
Locally Owned Sump Pump Repair Service
If your sump pump is not working as it should, you might require sump pump repair, and AK Water Works can help. Before the next rainstorm, call AK Water Works for professional pipes repair work by courteous plumbing professionals. Do not wait until your basement is filled with water-- call us today at (330) 547-1507.