Sump pump installation & repair
Sump pumps are used to remove water that has accumulated in a water collecting sump basin. Water may enter the basement from excess rain or groundwater from the outside which a sump pump helps to mitigate. Sump pumps are also vital if there’s flooding in the basement. Sump pumps work to take the extra water out of the basement by sending the water away from the house and into a drain system or well.
Pedestal sump pumps vs. submersible sump pumps
Pedestal sump pumps have motors that are mounted above the sump, and separate from the water that is being held in the basin below. This option is louder, but less expensive because it does not have the buffer of the water to tone the noise down.
Submersible pumps function in just the opposite way – they sit under the water in the basin. Compared to the 25-30 year lifespan of a pedestal sump pump, submersible sump pumps only have a lifespan of about 5-15 years.
When to replace your sump pump
60% of homes actually suffer from underground wetness or water damage–and your home could be one of them. Sump pump repairs or replacements are expensive but could be avoided if proper maintenance is performed. If you’ve had your sump pump for more than five years, or you’ve noticed wet basement floors or pools of water, it may be time to have a qualified plumber come and inspect your sump pump.
Other basement services:
Our basement contractors offer a variety of services for residential & commercial basement/foundation work, including:
- Basement waterproofing
- Foundation repair
- Drain tile testing, installation and repair
- Egress window installation
Frozen sump pump
It’s important that you periodically check your discharge lines to ensure that they are working properly. Look around the area where the discharge line is emptied outside of your home. Be sure to remove any visible obstructions. During the winter months debris, snow, and ice can block the end of the line.
Selling your house? Call our expert contractors
Selling a house is hard work and if there are foundation or plumbing problems it can be even more of a headache. The Ihn Company specializes in inspecting & fixing foundation and plumbing. We also offer a 20 year transferable warranty on all foundations and a 1 year warranty on our plumbing. You can sell your home without worrying about a potential lawsuit.