Sump pumps in Winnipeg are essential for keeping your basement dry. You need a sump pump to remove the water if you have a wet basement. The sump pump is usually located in the lowest part of your basement. Because sump pumps are essential in preventing water damage to your home, repairing, maintaining, and installing them is essential.
Furnace Repair Winnipeg provides excellent sump pump repair, maintenance, and installation services in Winnipeg. We have highly trained and experienced plumbers who can help you with your sump pump needs. We understand the importance of having a working sump pump, so we will ensure that your sump pump is repaired, maintained, or installed the first time correctly.
What Is A Sump Pump?
A sump pump is used to remove water accumulated in a sump pit. A sump pit is usually located in the basement of a home. The water collected in the sump pit is typically from rain or groundwater seeped into the basement.
Sump pumps pump the water out of the sump pit and away from home. It is essential because if the water is not removed, it can cause severe damage to the house, such as flooding or mould growth.
Types of Sump Pumps
The three most common types of sump pumps are:
Submersible Sump Pump: This type of sump pump is designed to be submerged in the water accumulated in the sump pit. The submersible sump pump is more durable than other sump pumps and can last for many years.
Pedestal Sump Pump: This sump pump is not designed to be submerged in the water. The pedestal sump pump is less durable than the submersible sump pump, but it is still suitable for many homes.
Water-Powered Sump Pump: This type of sump pump is powered by the water accumulated in the sump pit. The water-powered sump pump is the most energy-efficient, but it is not as powerful as the submersible or pedestal pump.
How Does A Sump Pump Work?
Sump pumps typically have two discharge pipes: a gravity discharge pipe and a pressure discharge pipe. The gravity discharge pipe removes the water from the sump pit when the water level is low. The pressure discharge pipe eliminates the water from the sump pit when the water level is high.
What Does Sump Pump Service Include?
- Test the check valve
- Inspect for leaks
- Check the float switch
- Inspect the discharge pipe
- Inspect the impeller
- Clean the sump pit
- Clean the sump basin
How Frequently Should You Clean Your Sump Pump?
As a general rule, if your sump pump removes water from your washing machine, it is advised that you clean it every month or every three months if it does not.
Signs Your Sump Pump Needs Repair
- Noisy operation: If your sump pump is making noise, it may be due to sediment build-up in the pump.
- Leaking: If your sump pump leaks, it may be due to a cracked housing or a loose impeller.
- Float switches becoming stuck: If the float switch becomes jammed, the pump won’t work. The switch may be clogged with trash or silt.
- The float switch does not turn the pump on: If it does not turn on, it may be because it is not adjusted correctly.
- Dust and debris are forming clogs: If you see dust or debris around the pump, this may indicate that the pump is not working correctly.
When Should You Replace Your Sump Pump?
Here are some of the signs that you should replace your sump pump:
The pump is more than ten years old: If your sump pump is ten years old, it is time to replace it.
The pump is not working properly: If your sump pump is not working properly, it may be due to a sediment build-up or clog.
The pump operates when the sump pit is empty: If your sump pump turns on when it is empty, it may be due to a faulty float switch.
Best Quality Service of Sump Pumps in Winnipeg
At Furnace Repair Winnipeg, we offer a comprehensive sump pump service that will protect your home from flooding. Our experienced plumbers will come to your home and inspect your sump pump, testing it for leaks, clogs, and other potential problems.
We’ll also clean the sump pit and basin and inspect the float switch, discharge pipe, and impeller. If we find any problems with your sump pump, we’ll make the necessary repairs. And if it’s time to replace your sump pump, we can help you choose and install a new one.
Call us today to schedule a sump pump service for your Winnipeg home. We’re always here to help, and we’re proud to offer the best quality service in the city.