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When you have a serious flooding problem in your home, a powerful, high-quality sump pump (sometimes even two or three) could be the answer to your water woes.
What Is a Sump Pump?
That’s a great question! A sump pump is located in your basement, either beneath the floor (if it’s a submersible pump) or above the floor. After water has collected in your sump basin, your sump pump discharges it to the outdoors.
Sump pump installation typically takes place at the lowest point of your basement. Without one, your home can be negatively affected during Michigan’s rainy season and when the snow melts. At Matheson, we offer state-of-the-art sump pump installations and repairs to protect your home from water damage.
Does My Home Need a Sump Pump?
Here is a list of important ways a sump pump protects your home from flooding and water damage:
- Keeps basements or crawlspaces dry
- Prevents mold and mildew
- Alerts you when the water level is too high
- Stabilizes the soil
- Adds value to your home
Sump Pump Installations
Our crew is highly skilled when it comes to sump pump installations. You can select from a variety of pumps and our plumbers will help you choose the sump pump that’s just right for your home and your needs. Regardless of the choice, a sump pump will help protect your home from water damage.
Sump Pump Repairs
Like any piece of equipment, a sump pump will wear out over time and need repairs. If you find your sump pump is not working properly, our expert plumbers can make sure your system is repaired to like-new condition.
Sump Pump Maintenance
Regularly testing your system ensures your sump pump will be operational during the next big downpour. Regular cleaning ensures the openings are free of obstructions so that water can be properly pumped out. Our team will be happy to help with your maintenance needs.
Tips on Choosing a Sump Pump
- Choose a submersible model over a pedestal if there’s enough space in your sump basin. With a submersible pump, your sump pit can be covered with a lid, which reduces pump noise and prevents debris from getting into the pit. A lid also can help keep moist air from entering your home.
- Opt for a cast iron core instead of plastic because cast iron helps to dissipate heat to the surrounding water. This increases the lifespan of your pump.
- To minimize clogs, choose a pump with a no-screen intake design paired with an impellor that can handle solids up to ½-inch in diameter.
- Make sure the switch is mechanical, not a pressure switch, and the float is solid to prevent it from becoming waterlogged and fail to switch off. This can result in your pump burning out.
- Look for a sump pump with an alarm that will warn you when the water reaches a certain level.
Find Out If a Sump Pump Installation Is Right for Your Home
Our skilled plumbers can size up your home and give you an honest assessment on whether a sump pump is the answer to your flooding problems. To get started, call us at 248.971.2994 or fill out our convenient online form.