Sump pumps remove water around your foundation from your basement so that it won’t seep into it, or cascade into it. In case you are unsure whether, or not, you have Sump Pumps, there are a few things you can do. Most likely, if your house is on a slab (no basement), it does not have one. The pipe coming through the wall of your basement or crawlspace should be at least 1.25″ in diameter. These are the discharge pipes of your unit.
Typically, your property’s basement will have a hole or pit for the pump to sit in. Homes with finished basements often have these issues, but unfinished basements that absorb water during heavy storms are also susceptible. Generally, a sump pump is connected to either an electrical or water supply. In areas with frequent power outages, you may also opt for a battery-backed sump pump.
Repairs & Installations of Sump Pumps
Elevated Comfort specializes in sump pump repair, maintenance, and replacement services for residents and businesses throughout Northern California, including Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Windsor, Healdsburg, Larkspur, Petaluma, Mill Valley, and Novato. In addition to sump pump installations, we also do drainage system installations. Costs for sump pumps, labor, and parts may vary, but we are committed to providing high-quality work at an affordable price. We guarantee our work and your satisfaction!
Ejector Sump Pumps
If you require more than gravity to remove wastewater from your home to the outside sewer line or septic tank, a sewer ejector, also known as a sump pump ejector, can help. Bathrooms, laundry rooms and other plumbing fixtures that are located below the main sewer line or septic tank usually need sewer ejector pumps.
Sump pumps with ejectors are also used to transport waste to septic tanks (these are sometimes called “septic ejector pumps”). The services we provide include maintenance, repair, and replacement of sewer ejector pumps. Additionally, if you have problems with the grading of your sewer, we can install a sewer ejector pump.
Replacement & Maintenance for Sump Pumps
Regardless of whether it was professionally installed or not, it is recommended to replace a sump pump every seven to ten years. Water from your drains is collected by sump pumps and directed away from your house. Such pumps are usually located on the basement floor in basins. It is important to maintain your sump pump regularly to guarantee that it will work properly when needed. Sump pumps typically require maintenance once a year, but you should consult your manual for specific instructions.
Sump Pumps FAQs
Installing a sump pump typically costs between $638 and $1,987 or $1,258, depending on the brand. Submersible sump pumps typically cost between $100 and $400, while pedestal models cost between $60 and $170. The installation cost ranges from $45 to $200 per hour.
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Sump pumps should be replaced every seven to ten years, on average. If it's older than that, you'd experience significantly lower returns on investment if you repaired it rather than replaced it.
To prevent buildup and other problems, sump pumps should be maintained every three to four months. In order to increase the lifespan of the unit, a more thorough maintenance procedure should be performed each year.