Residential Sump Pump in St. Petersburg
If your St. Petersburg home has a basement that keeps getting filled with water, you cannot in good conscience let it continue. The fact of the matter is, water damage is one of the biggest threats to your home. Nearly 50 percent of home insurance claims are made for water damage. If not taken care of immediately, excess water in your home can cause electrical hazards, expensive damage to your home’s structure and furnishing as well as lead to the growth of hazardous mold. If you are planning on selling your home someday, a history of flooding and water damage can greatly reduce the resale value. If you plan on staying, water damage restoration and mold removal services can become pricey.
If you want to reduce the damage being done to your most important asset, you need to consider getting a sump pump. 3 J's Plumbing has been installing and maintaining sump pumps in St. Petersburg for many years and as a result we’ve helped homeowners save thousands of dollars in water damage costs.
No home is immune to the perils of water damage, which is why if your home doesn’t have a working sump pump, you need to call 3 J's Plumbing today to correct it.
Why Sump Pumps Are So Important
If your St. Petersburg home has a basement, then you have likely had to deal with a flooded basement at least once. And if you already have experienced a flooded basement, you know that it doesn’t take much water to cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home’s carpeting, flooring, drywall and more.
A basement that collects moisture and dampness is a breeding ground for mold and mildew, which can cause throat irritation, coughing, wheezing, eye irritation and many other health problems, particular in children and the elderly.
When a sump pump is installed, it will collect the water that typically gathers in your basement or crawl space and divert it away from your home where it can’t do any damage.
3 J's Plumbing can install both pedestal and submersible sump pump, depending on what our experts believe is the best option for your home. Call us today to find out when we can install one in your basement and keep your home safe from water damage in the future.
Sump Pump Maintenance
Like any appliance, sump pumps will run smoothly for years and then suddenly malfunction, usually at the most inopportune time. Having your sump pump checked and serviced regularly can save you a lot of inconvenience.
Some of the most common sump pump problems our professionals encounter and resolve regularly include:
Most sump pumps rely on built-in sensors so that when the water level rises to a critical point, it activates the pump automatically. As the pump does its thing, the water level goes down. Once its reached a safe level, the pump shuts off. If, for whatever reason, your sensor doesn’t seem to be working, give a call and we’ll inspect and resolve the problem.
Power supply issues are common, which is why we recommend adding a backup battery. But even backup batteries can malfunction. When this happens, call us and we’ll examine the situation and carry out prompt repairs or a replacement.