Sump Pump Service

Keeping the underground area of your home dry is important. Sump pumps are essential where flooding is a frequent occurrence, however, any home or building can have moisture issues in their basements or crawlspace.

Older homes are especially likely to deal with moisture problems as they are often without the drain systems and moisture barriers used in newer construction. Installing a sump pump in these older homes can help alleviate moisture and water damage.

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Sump Pump Installation and Sizing

You want to be assured you have the proper sump pump working for you so you don't discover water in your basement. There are two kinds of sump pumps – submersible and pedestal. The pedestal type can have an above ground installation on your basement floor while the submersible type is more common and sees an installation in a hole in the ground below your crawlspace or basement floor.

The pedestal type is obviously more accessible for maintenance, repairs or replacement. However, the pedestal type cannot handle a large volume of water removal. They are not near as powerful as the standard submersible pump. Being located above ground can create a noise issue. When a pedestal pump turns on they are much louder than that of a submersible pump. This can be an issue if you use your basement frequently as a living space.

Choosing the proper location for a sump pump is very important for its effectiveness as the location needs to be where water or moisture is most likely to collect. The location must also provide proper access for pumping the water out and away from the structure. Our professional plumbers at Windsor Plumbing have years of experience installing sump pumps. We can select the ideal location for your pump.

Pumps also come in different sizes. A pump that is too small, will overwork the engine and can cause the motor to fail. Selecting the right size for your needs is another critical decision which we can advise you on.

Sump pump installation crawlspace

Basements aren’t the only place for installing sump pumps. A home built on a crawlspace is more likely to have a moisture problem. Moist environments breed mold. Mold can send spores into the air you breathe in your home, becoming a health risk. A sump pump with a proper drainage system can help keep your crawlspace dry and free from mold.

Sump Pump Repair and Maintenance

Just like any mechanical device, sump pumps require maintenance and sometimes repairs. It is important to test your pump periodically to be sure that it is operating properly. You don’t want to find out your pump isn’t working when water begins to seep through your basement walls or when you discover the water heater leaking. Windsor Plumbing can do a periodic maintenance check on your pump to ensure that it is working correctly. For these same reasons it is helpful to have your water heater serviced as well.

Sump Pump Replacement

Windsor Plumbing can provide sump pump replacement if your sump pump is malfunctioning or has quit altogether.  Sump pump replacement is also in order when you determine that the current pump is not adequately sized. An addition or remodeling will cause a need for a larger sump pump, or simply the result of the original pump not being sized properly when installed.

Basement sump pump replacement

Sometimes, Windsor Plumbing receives calls to provide sump pump replacement in the basements of homes or other buildings. Many times, this is for the reasons listed above – a pump that isn’t working or upgrading for accurate sizing. Other times, property owners simply choose to be proactive in replacing a pump just because of its age. Just like any appliance in your home, a sump pump has a limited lifespan. This is especially true if it hasn’t received regular maintenance. Furnaces tend to quit working during the coldest week of the year because they are forced to work harder. The same can happen with sump pumps. The true test to a pump is when they have to run constantly to keep up with the water flow.

Sump pump testing

Windsor Plumbing has been installing sump pumps in new homes and replacing them in existing homes for decades. We are experts at selecting the right location and the proper pump size for each residence. We will be happy to schedule a maintenance call to test the existing sump pump in your basement or crawlspace. This simple test provides added peace of mind to the homeowner when flood season comes. Or, when downpours of rain fill the ground around their home due to a clogged downspout drain.

We suggest testing of the sump pump as part of a home inspection prior to purchase. If sump pump testing was not part of your home inspection, it isn’t too late. Reach out to schedule testing of your sump pump today.

Sump pump service from Windsor Plumbing

Windsor Plumbing has been servicing the plumbing needs in the Columbus, Ohio area for decades. Developers, contractors, property management firms and property owners are all part of our customer list. Our strong relationships with our customers was developed over time. We are consistent in our performance and keep a step ahead of the competition when it comes to the use of technology. We are your best choice when it comes to sump pump installation, replacement or repair. Windsor Plumbing can also service all your other plumbing and sewer pipe needs, whether commercial or residential.