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Keeping Your Basement Dry
A sump pump is a small pump that is installed in the lowest part of your basement or crawlspace. It runs every time water begins to collect in a sump pit to keep groundwater from flooding into your home. When there are heavy rains or other sources of groundwater you will notice your pump turn on and begin moving that water away from your home.
Although small, your sump pump is an unsung hero in your home! Sump pump failure can lead to thousands of dollars in flood damage. Here at Trident Plumbing, our experienced plumbers are skilled in repairing and replacing sump pumps to keep your home nice and dry.
On average, a sump pump lasts for approximately 7 – 10 years depending on how often it runs. Keep in mind if your sump pump runs frequently, its lifespan might be shorter. There are signs that you can watch out for to determine if it might be time to replace your current pump:
The worst time to find out your sump pump is no longer working is during heavy rain. We recommend checking on your sump pump regularly to be sure it is still functioning properly.
Here at Trident Plumbing, we are knowledgeable and experienced in both sump pump repair and replacement. Sometimes a pump just needs a quick fix or adjustment to keep working to keep your home dry. Other times it is time for a new pump to be installed. Our goal is to always give you the best and most affordable options for you and your home.
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Whether your basement is finished or unfinished, we all have belongings we want to protect. Catastrophic basement floods can happen when a sump pump fails to run, when the power is out during a period of heavy rain, or when the discharge line outside gets clogged. A flooded basement can quickly cause tens of thousands of dollars in water damage.
We offer a few different options to ensure that your basement stays dry even during heavy rains and power outages. Battery backup systems can help protect any home in the event of a power outage. If you tend to experience prolonged power outages, and you are not on a well, we can install a water-powered backup system.
High water alarms will sound when the water in your sump pit reaches a level where flooding may occur in the event that your sump pump fails or is overwhelmed. This alarm can potentially give you time to react before disaster strikes.
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