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Professional Sump Pump Repair & Replacement
You might not think much about a sump pump for your home, but it can save you lots of money by protecting your home from flooding. Allen Services specializes in all things sump pumps in Fort Collins. We offer sump pump repairs, sump pump replacements, and sump pump installation for home and business owners. Our experienced team can help you find the best sump pump for your needs. With record rainfall in Colorado, failed sump pumps have been responsible for leaving many basements flooded. Don’t find yourself spending lots of money on flooding cleanup. Get in touch with our team today to request sump pump service.
What Are Sump Pumps?
Many homeowners, unfortunately, don’t find out what sump pumps are until it’s too late. Sump pumps are devices that sit in your basement. They’re typically located beneath or above the basement floor. Sump pumps pump out water that is collected in the sump basin. That water is discharged outside of your home. The sump pump is submerged in a sump pit which is dug at the lowest point of your home. The job of a sump pump is to prevent your basement from flooding. Most of the time, sump pumps don’t do anything. They’re only there in case of heavy rainfall or other sources of water. The pump is turned on when the sump pit is filled with water, and the sump pump float switch is activated. The sump pump removes water from the pit, preventing the groundwater level from rising into your basement and causing flooding. Some people consider a sump pump to be a type of flood insurance.
The Benefits of Sump Pumps
If you aren’t sure if you need a sump pump for your home, it helps to consider the benefits. If your basement has a chance of being flooded, it makes sense to invest in a sump pump. Think of a sump pump as a minor investment with significant advantages. Learn more about some of the benefits of having a sump pump installed in your home:
- Defending your basement against flooding
- Protecting the paint and wall coverings against peeling
- Safeguard basement appliances, including washing machine, dryer, freezer, and more, from corrosion
- Reducing the growth of mold, mildew, and fungus
- Discouraging termites and various insect invasions
- Improving indoor air quality
- Keeping your home’s foundation intact
- Making your basement drier and comfortable all year
- Providing you peace of mind no matter the weather
- Meeting a requirement for homeowner’s insurance
Choosing the Right Sump Pump
There are multiple types of sump pumps, and our team would be happy to help you choose the right one for your basement. If you have a serious water problem, such as a high water table, and live in a rainy area like Fort Collins, you’ll need a sump pump. If your sump basin has enough space, you should opt for a submersible sump pump instead of a pedestal pump. Submersible pumps are covered with lids which reduces noise and stops debris from falling into the pit. The airtight lid also prevents moist air from coming into your home. Purchase a sump pump with a cast iron core and not a plastic one. Cast iron will lengthen the life of the pump by dissipating heat to the surrounding water. A no-screen intake and an impeller that can handle larger solids will minimize the chance of clogs. Choose a mechanical switch as opposed to a pressure switch. The float should be solid so it won’t be waterlogged, resulting in failing to switch off and burning out the pump. You may want an alarm that alerts you when the water reaches a particular level.
Sump Pump Repair & Maintenance Services
If your home does have a sump pump, we would be happy to consult with you about whether you should have one installed. We also offer sump pump repair and maintenance services to ensure your sump pump continues to work correctly. We recommend having your sump pump inspected once a quarter as part of your sump pump maintenance plan. In the meantime, you can perform monthly tests of your sump pump. The sump pump drainpipe moves water from the inside to the outside of your home. That drainpipe can become clogged if there is excessive buildup, so inspect to see if it needs to be cleaned. Check for any signs of damage because sump pumps require electrical components to work. Common problems include mechanical failures such as stock floats or check valves. You can test your sump pump by pouring a bucket of water into the sump pump pit. Our sump pump plumbers can take care of any sump pump issues you encounter.
Why Choose Allen Service?
We know you have options when it comes to sump pump installation, repair, and maintenance in Fort Collins. The team at Allen Service specializes in all types of plumbing services, including emergency plumbing, kitchen plumbing, bathroom plumbing, water heaters, pipe leak repair, remodeling, and more. Contact us today to request service.