Sump Pumps & Back-up Sump Pumps
Flooding is a nightmare for residential and commercial homes. Even tame basement floods and/or sump pit build-up can cause excessive damage and require huge repair costs. For this reason, a functioning sump pump is an essential tool designed to solve most basement flooding and leaking issues in basements and crawlspaces.
Sump pits, which are typically the lowest points in basements or crawlspaces, can easily attract water from the perimeter drain system, drainpipes, and other water sources. Through a float switch, a sump pump serves to remove this excess water by pumping it to the nearest storm drain, dry well, or detention pond.
There are many different kinds of sump pumps optimal for specific circumstances. Nonetheless, it may be beneficial to look for sump pumps with the following attributes:
- Submersible pump (as opposed to a pedestal pump) with an airtight lid
- Cast iron core
- No-intake design and an impeller to minimize the chance of clogs
- Mechanical switch (as opposed to a pressure switch)
- Alarm that alerts homeowners when water reaches a certain level
A secondary, or a back-up sump pump, installed next to your primary sump pump is a good idea, especially if your basement doubles as a living space or if it has valuables in it.
Ace Plumbing, LLC offers sump pump installation, maintenance, repairs, and replacements for residential homes and commercial buildings in the Baltimore area. Our licensed and insured plumbers are committed to providing the highest-quality sump pump work, and we back every project with our comprehensive Customer Satisfaction Guarantee.
Whether you have flooding or leaking problems or you’re looking for a new sump pump, make sure to call the Baltimore plumbing professionals at Ace Plumbing, LLC, for all of your sump pump needs.