In any home with a basement, a sump pump typically serves as the prime defense against flooding down below. Sump pumps operate at maximum power to churn the floodwater to an outside drain. Yet what if the sump pump keeps on running in the absence of flooding in the basement?
The decision to install a new sump pump or replace an old one is something many Michigan residents will have to make, particularly those who had to endure heavy rainfall and flood alerts this summer. Dundee Village in Monroe County, for example, was at a standstill in late June 2015 when heavy rains caused the River Raisin to spill and flood the entire area for two days. When your sump pump has kept running after a wet episode, you can count on a Michigan plumbing contractor like FLAME Heating, Plumbing, Cooling and Electrical to fix or replace it for you.
The type of noise emitted by the sump pump, along with its associated links, will help determine your contractor’s plan of action.
There’s often the possibility that the sump pump kept on running because some of its parts have suffered considerable wear and tear. Industry experts point out that sump pumps often have a service life of between five to seven years. When choosing a replacement unit, your contractor must take into account typical floodwater levels and check whether your house is in a certain kind of flood zone. Based on these factors, your plumbing contractor may, for example, recommend a sump pump that runs at 1/3 horsepower and processes up to 2,200 gallons an hour.
Nobody wants to see their basement sump pump conk out at the height of a flooding incident. Count on competent plumbers in Michigan, like those from FLAME Heating, Plumbing, Cooling and Electrical, for sump pump installation or replacement that gives you added peace of mind.
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