Sump Pump Services in Columbus
Expert Sump Pump Installation & Repair
Water can come from the most unexpected places, such as after a storm when snow melts and seeps into your basement. Flooding is a problem in areas like Ohio where the water table is above the foundation of a home. The best way to prevent water damage in this situation is by installing a sump pump, most often in the basement. Legislation, including amendments to the U.S. Federal Clean Water Act in the late 1980s, has been passed to make sump pumps a requirement in homes where there is even a slight risk of flooding.
At Evolved Plumbing, our team of plumbers can provide professional sump pump installation & repair services throughout Columbus and the surrounding areas. Give us a call and we will help determine the best solution for your needs!
Pedestal Sump Pumps Vs. Submersible Sump Pumps
You have two types of sump pumps to choose between for your basement: pedestal sump pumps and submersible sump pumps. Both are about 2 ½ to 3 feet high, and both are similarly effective in keeping your space dry. So, which is best for your home?
Pros of a pedestal sump pump:
- Less expensive
- Easier to access and repair
- Longer lifespan
Pros of a submersible sump pump:
- Takes up less room
- More powerful
Because sump pumps are always in or, at the very least, near water, it’s a very good idea to install a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) on the outlet to prevent electrocution. This wiring is also recommended for rooms in the house where water is present, like bathrooms and kitchens.
Maintaining Your Sump Pump
In a place like Ohio where the water table is often above a home’s foundation, maintaining your sump pump is an important part of keeping your home dry. It’s typically recommended to check the equipment once a year, but if you find that your sump pump is running frequently, it may be best to check it even more often.
When we come to check on your sump pump each year, we will follow these steps:
- Clear away debris from the unit
- Examine the check valve
- Check the discharge line opening
Keeping your sump pump free of debris is integral to keeping it running. A clean sump pump will be more efficient and last longer, even if it’s working overtime. Hiring a professional plumber to maintain it gives your sump pump the best chance at doing its job well.