Water in your basement is a big problem, particularly if it accumulates regularly. A little dampness in the basement can lead to mold or even structural damage to your foundation.
If your home’s basement is below the local water table’s level, water can accumulate. In some cases, your property may be prone to flooding even if the general area surrounding your home is not.
Installing a sump pump is a reasonable precaution to take if you experience basement flooding.
Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC is proud to offer several great sump pump products to our Massachusetts customers. Our plumbing experts know how to install, repair, and maintain all makes and models.
It only takes a small amount of accumulated water in the wrong place to damage your Westford, MA home and compromise your comfort. You can trust our team to offer practical solutions on how to eliminate it.
How Sump Pumps Work
Although you have probably heard of sump pumps, you may not be familiar with how they operate. Sump pumps work to remove water that accumulates in your basement. The pump connects to your main drainage system, or it may simply direct the water into a subsidiary drain that travels away and downhill from your home.
You install a sump pump within a sump pit at the lowest point in your basement, where water tends to collect. When rising water reaches a certain level, the pump turns on and starts draining the water.
Types of Sump Pumps
There are two main types of sump pumps:
- Pedestal sump pumps—these stand upright and are installed above the water level.
- Submersible sump pumps—these are installed within the sump pit itself, allowing the water to cool the pump during operation while muffling operating sounds.
Both types of sump pumps have their benefits. Pedestal sump pumps are easier and cheaper to maintain and repair because they are generally more accessible. Submersible sump pumps, on the other hand, are quieter and can be more effective in an appropriately sized pit.
Always have a backup plan for your sump pump in case you lose electricity. Consider installing a sump pump with a battery backup, or hook it up to your emergency generator. This will keep your pump running during the toughest storms when the power is most likely to go out.
Sump Pump Repair and Maintenance
While sump pumps are typically sturdy, they can break. If you ever have an issue with your sump pump, call us. We offer 24/7 emergency repair services for your convenience.
Whether we handled your initial sump pump installation or not, we have the skills and equipment to repair and maintain all makes and models. Ask about our Ultimate Service Agreement designed to meet your preventative maintenance needs.
Call Your Sump Pump Experts
Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC provides full sump pump repair and maintenance services in the Westford, MA, area. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of sump pumps, or you need someone to take over the care of your current system, call 978-431-2906 or request service online today. We value your comfort and your well-being.