Sump Pumps

Sump Pump Service California

Sump pumps are a special type of pump designed to prevent basements from flooding. Not all homes require a sump pump, but if your residence requires one, there are a few different options available. California, in the USA is also on the low lying areas and residences have higher chances of using sump pump.

What is a sump pump?

Sump pumps are installed in basements of homes that are susceptible to flooding. The pump itself is usually installed in special pits known as sump pits. Sump pits are not necessarily large; they are usually lined with gravel and measure around half a meter deep and wide. Water drains into the pit through drainage systems or through the soil, and the pump directs it away from the building.

Homes in California that need sump pumps

Sump pumps services are common in residences that are situated in low-lying areas, built in an area under the water table level or in regions that receive heavy snow that melts quickly.

It is more common than not for homes to require a sump pump. Even homes in California, USA that are not at a high risk of flooding can benefit from having a sump pump, as a small flood can cause a significant amount of damage. Apart from avoiding flooding, a sump pump can help reduce dampness in basements and in turn the growth of mold and mildew.

Your home may need a sump pump service if you live in an area prone to flooding or if your basement is constantly moist and subject to mold.

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Installation and maintenance

Sump pumps should usually be installed by a licensed 141 Restoration technician. The installation process involves routing an outlet pipe, lining piping and digging a sump pit. Maintenance may involve checking the ground fault circuit interrupter that the pump is plugged into, checking the pump, and testing the pump to check that it starts. Pumps may need to be cleaned once in a while, as rubble or debris can collect in the grate at the bottom. The vent hole may need to be checked and cleaned as well.

Types of sump pumps

Sump pumps are usually activated by a pressure sensor or float activator when the sump pit is filled with water. They are connected to pipes that run to a drainage spot outside the home. However, some pumps are manually operated and do not have an in-built sensor.

Sump pumps typically come in two designs.

  • The submersible design sits in the pit and comes in a waterproof casing. The outlet is on the top of the pump and the actual pump is situated at the very bottom of the device.
  • The Pedestal pump is the second type of design. The pump is situated outside the pit and the device uses an inlet pipe to draw the water out of the pit and into the pump. Pedestal pumps tend to be less expensive than submersible pumps.

141 Restoration Can Help

Whether you are faced with an emergency situation regarding your existing sump pump system, our residential plumbers are available after hours, even round the clock, and will be there within the first hour as soon as you get in touch.

For scheduled preventative maintenance or make safe services, 141 Restoration can provide you with the expertise you need – available immediately in the USA. Reach us on our toll-free number +1(877)264-0340.