Sump Pump Service Waldorf, MD
Professional sump pump repairs and installations in Waldorf Maryland.
Between the heavy rains & winter snow, a flooded basement is an all-too-real threat to homeowners in Charles County, MD. A properly functioning and highly efficient sump pump is a necessity to shield your home from potential flooding that can occur and the massively expensive repair costs to rectify it. Sump pumps act by removing water from your basement in the event of a flood. By pumping water out quickly they also help with other moisture related issues such as mold, mildew, and rot. Here at A Better Plumber & Air Conditioning we provide fast & affordable sump pump installation & repair in Waldorf, MD and throughout Charles County!
Schedule your fast & affordable sump pump service in Waldorf, MD today by calling (301) 278-8786
Our Sump Pump Services Include:
- Sump Pump Installation in Waldorf
- Sump Pump Repair in Waldorf, MD
- Submersible Sump Pump Installation & Repair
- Pedestal Sump Pump Installation & Repair
Say Goodbye To Flooded Basements For Good With A New Sump Pump Installation
For well over a decade the team here at A Better Plumber & Air Conditioning has led the charge in residential plumbing in Waldorf and it’s surrounding areas. We have installed hundreds, if not thousands, of residential sump pumps for our customers. Whether you are currently experiencing a flooded basement and don’t know where to turn, or are looking to prevent future flooding, our team is here to help. We have the tools, resources, knowledge, and experience to quickly & affordably perform your sump pump installation in Waldorf today!
Types of Sump Pumps
There are two types of sump pumps that we can install or replace for our customers, submersible & pedestal pumps. Below we have outlined each type:
- Submersible Sump Pumps – Installed underground, submersible sump pumps stay relatively out of sight and out of mind. They run quietly, are efficient, and are the most commonly utilized pump type. This means that most homeowners are not even aware that that they have one! Since they have a long lifespan and take up very little space they are perfect for homeowners with small basements or minimal space. The one drawback is the price. They are slightly more expensive than their above ground counterpart.
- Pedestal Sump Pumps – Utilizing two main components, pedestal pumps are the above ground alternative to submersible pumps. The standalone motor and hose unit work by feeding water into a sump pit. They are lower in initial cost but are not without their drawbacks. Mainly, their lack of power when compared to submersible units, and their greater utilization of free space.
Save Money by Repairing Your Old Sump Pump
We find that most homeowners allow the sump pump installed in their basements to go unnoticed and without maintenance for years. This can lead to unexpected failure when they need it most. We usually find that after heavy rainfall, or once snow begins to melt, the calls for flooded basements spike. Many homeowners have a hard time figuring out what’s changed that would cause their basement to flood. The answer is usually a broken sump pump.
Fortunately for you, and the residents of Charles County Maryland, you do not need to spend a ton of money installing a brand new sump pump! Call A Better Plumber & Air Conditioning before you replace your old unit and let us see if your unit is a good candidate for repair.
Below is a list of some of the most common sump pump issues we encounter.
First up is the float. The float is essentially the key element in operating a sump pump. It is the trigger that tells the pump to switch on the motor when water is present. When water begins to fill the sump pit, the float rises with the water level in turn notifying the motor that it is time to pump. To quickly and easily check if the float is the issue with your pump slowly pour some water into the pit. If the float rises with the water level and the pump switches on, you can cross this off the list of issues causing your sump pump to functioning improperly.
Another common issue we see that can be easily rectified by your average homeowner is debris build up within the sump pit. Even if your sump pump seems to be functioning as it should, cleaning out the pit should be part of your regular sump pump maintenance protocol. Every 6 months is a good schedule to simply inspect the pit and remove loose items and debris.
The Check Valve
When performing the “the float check” outlined above, take note of whether the pump is triggered (all good) or it water returns to the pit (all bad). If the pump doesn’t activate, you’ll need to replace the check valve. This is a simple and affordable sump pump repair alternative to replacement.
If you cannot seem to get the sump pump to function at all, it’s a good idea to check the electrical connections to ensure it’s pulling in electricity. Possible issues include a flipped circuit in the breaker box, & GFCI reset. If both are fine it is likely that a sump pump repair is not possible and it may be time for a new sump pump installation.