Residential ump Pump in Clearwater
No home is impervious to flooding. This is especially true if your Clearwater home has never been adequately waterproofed. But even those that have received all the necessary sealants to keep water from wreaking havoc in their home could still suffer in the event of heavy rain, nearby flooding or if you have a basement that is located below the water-table level.
When a home gets flooded, the costs associated with the damages caused by flooding can be astronomical. The best protection for these types of situations are preparedness. And the best way to keep your home dry in the event of flooding is to have a sump pump on hand to dispose of the water in an easy fashion.
If you want to make sure that your Clearwater can bounce back from the perils of flooding, contact 3 J's Plumbing today to inquire about our sump pump services. Our licensed, insured and experienced team can help you with any sump pump issues you require with the excellent customer service we’ve become known for.
What Is a Sump Pump?
A sump pump is a device that removes water from homes, particularly basements, where the foundation falls below the water table. When water accumulates after a torrential downpour, for example, it collects in what is called a sump pump basin. Then the sump pump moves the water to a location where it is unlikely to do any damage, preventing it from leaking into your home. This is incredibly important because whenever water and moisture is allowed to collect in your home, it cause mold to grow, which is very hazardous to your health.
There are two main types of sump pumps: pedestal and submersible. A pedestal sump pump sits atop a pedestal to keep the motor above the basement floor. It doesn’t require the same waterproofing as the alternative, which typically means it’s cheaper but it can also be prone to overheating. A submersible sump pump, meanwhile, is constantly submerged in water so that it stays cool even when operating at maximum capacity.
Which one is right for your home? That depends on a number of different factors, but one of 3 J's Plumbing’s residential plumbers can help you make an educated decision after carrying out an assessment of your home.
Installing a Sump Pump
If your home isn’t already equipped with a sump pump and you want to make sure your home is protected in the event of a flood, 3 J's Plumbing can carry out a sump pump installation. Here are the steps we take when tasked with a sump pump installation:
- We dig a hole through your basement floor
- A sump pump basin is lowered into the pit
- Filter fabric is installed to keep your sump pump safe from debris from entering the plumbing device
- Once it’s submerged, we’ll test it to make sure it’s working properly
- We then custom lay pipes that work to guide water out of your basement and away from your property, preventing any kind of flooding or water damage
After we have installed a sump pump, 3 J's Plumbing’s plumbing professionals are always available to provide repairs or maintenance as necessary. Just drop us a line whenever you’re stumped.