Sump Pump Repair Experts in Edmonton
To your advantage, our team here at Butler Plumbing is comprised of sump pump experts who have the skills and expertise you need to get your plumbing problems fixed right the first time. If you’re looking for an Edmonton plumber with the right experience, look no further than Butler Plumbing.
Like you, we’re homeowners too, and we’ve been on the other end of water damage, flooding and sewer backups. We know they are no fun and they always seem to occur when you least expect them.
Once our team investigates the issue, we always give you fair, up-front pricing. Not only that, we’ll do the job at the price we quoted. It sounds like a simple concept, but we know that many plumbing companies and independent plumbers will give you the run-around on the actual costs and then charge you something outrageous.
We truly are different. We take pride in delivering quality repairs at affordable prices and hope, in doing so, to earn your trust. After we complete the repair, we’ll also explain the problem and help you implement techniques to prevent recurrence. That’s a big part of our service and one that’s unusual in the industry, but we know that you’d rather not pay and pay again for the same problem.Need your sump pump repaired? Contact Butler Plumbing today!
What is a Sump Pump?
Sump Pumps are used to remove water that accumulates in a sump pit. Sump pits are typically placed in basements or crawl spaces beneath a home. The purpose of sump pits is to collect water in one place and enable easy drainage to a different place, away from the home or building.
The sump pit is connected to the weeping tile system that usually runs the perimeter of the home. For that reason, it will be the first to fill with water, as the groundwater levels rise. If you are using an automatic pump (virtually everyone is these days) the pump will be activated and begin to pump the water outside of your property through the discharge pipe – away from your basement’s foundation. Once the water level recedes the pump will deactivate automatically.Maintenance for your sump pump required? Don’t wait any longer, contact us today!
Sump Pump Installation and Repairs
Sump Pit Installation
Sump pit installation will be the first step to installing a sump pump. We will need to dig a hole in the lowest spot of your basement floor or wherever water accumulates regularly. During the installation of the sump pit it is important that we do not jeopardize the basement foundation, so typically a sump bin will be placed away from the interior basement walls.
Once this hole has been dug out, we will install a sump pit or sump basin as they are sometimes referred to. The sump pit is a large plastic bin that allows the accumulation of water and houses the sump pump.
Like any equipment with moving parts, sump pumps will wear out over time and will need to be replaced. There is no general rule on how often a sump pump should be replaced since it depends on how often the pump operates.
It is important to test your sump pump regularly to make sure it will operate when the next big downpour occurs. Test it by pouring a bucket of water into the sump pit. The pump should turn on, remove the water from the pit and shut itself off in a matter of seconds.
You may also have what is called an ejector pump in your basement. It is designed to pump sewage to an overhead sewer or septic field. It should have two pipes coming out of a sealed cover. One pipe is the pump discharge to the sewer and the second is a vent usually going out through the roof.
Backup Sump Pumps –Battery and Non-Battery/Electrical
If your primary sump pump fails, having a backup sump pump installed will ensure that your home doesn’t get flooded. Non-battery powered backup sump pumps are connected to your home’s power grid. If the power should happen to go out, such as during a strong storm, a battery-powered backup sump pump will keep working to protect your basement. This will ensure that your home doesn’t get flooded.Get in touch with us today! We can help you with all your sump pump needs!
Why Should You Choose Butler Plumbing?
Butler Plumbing provides sump pump maintenance service: cleaning sump pits, preparing sump pumps for the rainy spring or fall periods of the year, check-ups of the check valves, discharge system and pump itself.
Our technicians are prepared to take the sump pump apart to clean it properly. This will prevent your main drain from backing up and flooding your basement, which can be very costly. When calling Butler Plumbing, just ask for sump pump maintenance service and we will be happy to service you.Contact Butler Plumbing. We will come out to your house to do a full maintenance on the pump at your convenience.