The Two Types of Sump Pumps
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Knowing what types of sump pumps exist can help you choose the right one for your basement, and can help you get the right repairs from a licensed Cincinnati plumber when your system gives you trouble. There are two types that are widely used today: pedestal pumps and submersible pumps.
These sit on top of a basin. They are air-cooled, so they require sufficient airflow to keep them from overheating, making them less than ideal for smaller basements.
As the name implies, these sit inside the sump pit and function using a quieter, waterproof motor. Regardless of the type of pump you have installed in your basement, it’s always a good idea to have a battery backup in case you experience a power outage during a severe storm. Having backup power will ensure that the pump is able to effectively do its job when you need it most.
How to Tell If Your Sump Pump Needs Repairs
If you have found your basement or underground level flooded or wet, you may have a problem with the sump pump. If your sump pit is too full or the sump pump is making strange noises (whirring, clacking, grinding, etc.), you’ll want to call in a technician.
The pump has to be in good working order to provide the kind of results you need, because rain can come in quickly resulting in a broken pump, and then you’ll be faced with a basement full of water. If the pump loses power due to a burnt-out motor or damaged electrical components, then you need to call for repairs. If the pump has been used heavily and is bogged down by leaves and other debris, call to have it cleaned before it ends up breaking down when you need it.
Sump pumps are designed to last between 5 to 10 years, and any pump that is older than 10 years should be regularly serviced – or replaced. Sump pumps with tethered switches will last longer than those with vertical switches.
Our Sump Pump Services
Apollo Home offers sump pump repair, installation, and replacement throughout the greater Cincinnati, OH area. While the typical life span of a sump pump is 10 to 15 years, there are occasions when it may require some repairs. That’s when it’s time to give us a call!
Sump Pump Installation & Replacement
Sump pumps are vital to keeping your basement dry during periods of rain, winter snow, and other flooding incidents. While it can be a DIY project, it’s usually best to hire a professional to install a new unit or replace an existing one.
Apollo Home offers emergency and same-day sump pump installation and replacement services in the greater Cincinnati, OH area. Call us today at contact us online for prompt, trustworthy service.
Sump Pump Repair
Sump pumps typically fail due to age or usage. Putting off repairs can have catastrophic consequences. Common signs you need sump pump repair include:
- Strange noises
- Excessive vibrating when running
- Irregular cycling
- Visible rust
- Bad or unusual odor from basement
Apollo Home’s dependable technicians are available to take care of all your Cincinnati, OH home’s sump pump repairs. Call us today at contact us online for prompt, reliable service.
Sump Pump Maintenance
Sump pumps should be regularly inspected by a licensed plumber to ensure they are working properly. Key components should be tested and the water level should be checked to make sure it’s not unusually high. The pit and pipes leading away from the sump pit should also be checked for clogs and debris.
Apollo Home is dedicated to helping you maintain your Cincinnati, OH home’s sump pump and keep it working right all year long. Call us today at contact us online for fast and effective service you can trust.
Frequently Asked Questions About Sump Pumps
To schedule sump pump repair, installation, or replacement services for your Cincinnati, OH home, get in touch with Apollo Home today!
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