Sump Pumps & Sewer Pump Checks & Installations
Sump pumps are very common and an important part of your home’s basic needs here in Edmonton.
We all know what can happen when a sump or sewer pump stops working: your basement can quickly start to fill with water causing damage to personal effects, walls and flooring.
- Sump Pump Installations
- Sump Pump Repairs
Worry Free Plumbing & Heating Experts can check to ensure your pumps are functioning properly and ensure the water level of your sump pit is kept down to a minimum level.
Pumps need to be checked on a yearly basis (minimum).
Sump pits should be kept clean and debris-free to allow the pump to effectively remove water from your pit. Stones and debris can cause a clog within your sump pump causing your pump to malfunction or burn out.
We offer a wide selection of sump pumps and sewer pumps for all applications, whether it’s a home or business. We can also install a sump pump and sump pit in an existing home if you are considering added protection for your basement or you are having water seep through your basement floors or walls.
Prevent Water Damage to Your Basement
Water damage of any form is an inconvenience for home and business owners. The costs, both in loss due to property damage and repair, can be exponentially high.
Monitoring water systems in and around your home is essential to avoiding accidents resulting in damage and health risks.
Sump pumps are reliable mechanical units used to remove accumulated water typically found in basements and they work to resolve dampness around water tables above the foundation of homes. For the most basic understanding of its mechanism, water filters into the sump pit by way of drains or soil and the sump pump pumps water out of the pit and away from the house to keep the basement dry.
It is evident why keeping basements and crawl spaces dry is important. Flooding can result in significant property damage and even dampness can cause mold or mildew, which can compromise the air in the home and complicate breathing.
How Sump Pumps Work
Sump pumps must be far into the ground; they are placed inside of a sump pit, a hole that contains gravel, at the deepest part of your basement.
When the pit is filled with water, the pumps turns on and it moves the liquid out of the pit and away from the home. Pumps are usually activated automatically through a float activator or pressure sensor. The former works much like the one your toilet tank and the latter, as its name suggests, activates upon the pressure of the water. Residential sump pumps run on electricity and is powered by household current. As a result, they do not require any further underground wiring.
Types of Sump Pump
There are two types of sump pumps: submersible and pedestal.
- Submersible sump pumps are designed with motors that are completely submerged in water and its oil seal provides strong cooling and lubricating support. The design is complimentary to the preservation of the pump itself. The pump is at the bottom of the pit thereby, which has a noise-cancelling effect when it is running.
- Unlike the submersible kind, pedestal sump pumps keep the pump out of the pit and away from the water. Instead, an inlet pipe is extended to the bottom of the pit to remove the water. Pedestal sump pumps tend to make a lot more noise because they are not submerged in the pit as the submersible type.
As previously mentioned, we offer a wide selection of sump pumps and sewer pumps for all applications, whether it’s a home or business. We can also install or repair a sump pump and sump pit in an existing home