Sump Pump Services Calgary

Reliable Sump Pump Services in Calgary

Sump Pump Services Can Save You Thousands Of Dollars In Damage

Water pumps are an important part of your home’s foundation. If you don’t have a sump pump your basement can easily fill-up with water at any time. It may be because of a storm or from sewage seeping into the water table. Whatever the cause, having a sump pump installed in your basement can save you from thousands of dollars in damage.

Having A Professional Like Tight Lines Plumbing Is Crucial

Any homeowner living in an area at risk of flooding should have a sump pump installed. Sump pumps pull water out of your basement and discharge it into your yard, preventing it from damaging your basement, furnishings, and other items you may keep in your basement.

If you notice dampness in the walls or floors of your basement, that means there’s a problem with the sump pump – and it’s time to call a plumber. Don’t wait until you have major water damage to find out that you need a professional service for all of your pipe-related needs.

Call us today to speak with one of our expert technicians about our sump pump services in Calgary. We can be reached at (403) 333-3286.

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Sump Pump Repair And Maintenance

Sump Pump Basics

A sump pump is a device that pumps out the water that collects in a basement or a crawl space. The primary purpose of a sump pump is to prevent basement flooding. These devices are most often found in basements and crawl spaces where there is little circulation of air, which means that water doesn’t evaporate back into the atmosphere as it would when it collects outside.

Since most basements and crawl spaces have floors that are below the ground surface, water tends to seep into them through cracks and drains over time. If that water isn’t removed continuously, your house will eventually flood with water that percolates through the soil from the surface.

When water starts flooding your basement, choosing the right sump pump can be a matter of life and death for your property, and the source of major headaches if you choose one that’s not right for you. But how do you know which one is best? You have to remember that every house is unique, so not every sump pump will fit. You can have the best sump pump installed on the market, but if it’s not the right fit for your house, it might not work as well as other sump pumps on the market.

In addition to securing your home and belongings from damage, properly functioning sump pumps can help prevent costly repairs to the foundation of your Calgary home. Basements that are prone to flooding, especially those without sump pumps installed, are at risk for water seepage into the foundation. This can cause cracks and potential structural failure over time. A failing sump pump will also use more resources than it needs to in order to raise the water that sinks into the basement floor.

When Do Sump Pumps Fail?

Sump pump failure is something that homeowners do not want to happen. Unfortunately, there are a number of issues that may cause a sump pump to fail:

  • Overworked sump pump

If the water starts coming in, the volume could go from a trickle to a torrent, overwhelming your sump pump and causing it to fail. You'll need a backup system for those times when you're getting significant water into your basement or cellar.

  • No water moving through sump pit

If there is no water flowing when the pump is activated -this could be because no water has entered the pit or that the pump isn't linked to a drainage system. Either way, it indicates a problem with the installation of the sump system.

  • A clogged sump pump

To keep your sump pump in good shape, it’s a good idea to either install a sump pit with removable cover or to use a cover that can be temporarily removed every few months for cleaning. Lids help keep the accumulated gunk from clogging up the pump. Plus, if you’re sealing up your sump pit, it will maintain the right humidity levels for you.

  • Clogged and frozen discharge lines

Sump pumps operate via two main components: the sump basin, situated below the ground surface, and the discharge lines, which carry collected water. If the discharge lines become clogged or frozen, they may cease to operate or function efficiently. This can result in backup of water in the basement.

  • Loss of power to sump pump

It goes without saying a reliable sump pump is an essential part of basements and commercial property that are below grade- but what happens when the power goes out? Basements can get wet fast in areas prone to flooding and a basement full of water isn’t just a big mess — it’s a threat to your family’s safety. A backup sump pump often can prevent basement flooding during extended power outages, when the primary pump fails or when it’s not enough.

Sump Pumps Can Save You From A Lot Of Costly Headaches But Yours Could Use A Tune Up To Make Sure It’s Working Optimally

Understanding how a sump pump works is especially important if you live in an area where flooding is a possibility. Sump pumps are only as effective as the maintenance that goes into them. To perform their designated task of keeping your home dry, sump pumps need to be well maintained and serviced annually and while sump pumps used to be relatively expensive, with the invention of smaller, more efficient models, they're becoming more affordable.

Superior Sump Pump Installations in Calgary And Surrounding Areas

The Value Of A Sump Pump

A sump pump is a critical component to your home’s foundation and basement waterproofing. They are designed to transfer water from your basement into exterior drainage systems, such as a drain tile or drywell.  The location for your sump pump should be determined by the grade of your lot and the amount of rain that falls in the neighborhood. It should be located as low as possible, but no lower than 1 foot below the lowest interior floor level. Sump pump installation in Calgary or surrounding areas should be done with a check valve to prevent contaminated water from flowing back into the basement and getting pumped out again.

If you are going to do it yourself…

Why hire a professional to handle sump pump repair? The average homeowner is not apt to be properly qualified to handle the repair and testing of this large, complex appliance. Further, a professional can address many issues that you might not even know about and can diagnose problems with ease that will save you a lot of money in the long run.

Consider Investing In A Quality Sump Pump Installed By An Expert. It Will Save Time And Money.

Maintaining your sump pump can be a costly task, which is one of the reasons so many homeowners choose to hire professional services. We are a company that specializes in this type of work and we do have access to special tools and equipment enabling them capable of handling any problem.

Sump pumps are designed to prevent a “flood event,” the kind that you don’t want to happen. The cost for repairing damage after an event can be quite high, and repairs can take weeks. It only takes once for a flood event to ruin a carpet, destroy your flooring and drywall, and damage furniture and other valuables in your basement. In most cases, a reliable sump pump system with regular maintenance services in Calgary and surrounding areas will help in preventing these situations from occurring.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q1) How does a sump pump work?
    A1) A sump pump is basically a water pump that takes water out of a pit located beneath your home's foundation. As the pit fills with water, the pump activates to pump the water out of the pit and away from your home's foundation.
    Q2) What sump pump do I need?
    A2) There are a number of different sump pump options when it comes to choosing a sump pump, but the first question you'll need to answer is: what size? This can be somewhat challenging to determine without knowing the dimensions of your particular system. Generally, 1/3 HP pumps and smaller units can be attached directly to the discharge pipe from your water heater.