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Sump Pumps

Sump Pumps - Installation, Maintenance and Repair

Most people shrug their shoulders or ask Google to clarify when they hear the term “sump pump.” The sump pump is your main line of defense when a water problem happens in your house. The sump pump lives in a pit on the lowest level of your home. As the various water sources from the house end up in this pit, the sump pump discharges this water to the appropriate drain. Ground water from the footer drain system, floor drains, furnace condensation lines, water softeners and filtration systems all empty into this pit. Sump pumps prevent flooding in your home; however, even the sump pump can fail you. We recommend you have a battery-powered backup pump in case of emergencies.

Call Glasmeier Plumbing for sump pump maintenance and updates. Do not overlook such an important part of your plumbing system. If your home is older, there's a good chance you need a new sump pump. Older pumps may discharge water into the sanitary sewer, which can overwhelm the city’s sewage treatment and is against code. We can inspect your system and update it according to current regulations. We will also maintain your sump pump, expanding its life span. Dirt, gravel, sand and other debris can clog your sump pump and cause it to malfunction, so we recommend having it checked once a year to promote good performance over time.

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Technological advances have created more sump pump options. There are newer, more reliable pumps that can notify you with a message to your smartphone when the backup pump has been engaged. This system warns you of a potential problem before it has a chance to wreak havoc. A quality sump pump can protect your home for years to come, so contact our plumbing experts to talk about your sump pump options.