If your home deals with flooding issues, due to rainwater or winter melt off or other reasons, a sump pump can be a lifesaver. This device will keep water away from your Manchester, NH home, limiting the chances of flooding. Paul The Plumber is your local sump pump expert. We can help with questions, repairs, and even installations of new sump pumps, all while providing service with a smile.
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How Do Sump Pumps Work?
A sump pump is a device that helps prevent your home from flooding. It collects water in a basin and pushes it outside of your residence. The collected water can be returned to a dry well or your city’s storm drains, but either way, the water is directed away from your home.
As water flows into the pit of your pump, it activates your sump pump by raising the pressure on a sensor or simply raising a float valve. The pump has an electric motor that turns an impeller to move the water within the basin. As the impeller pushes water away, more flows in to fill the now-empty basin, which forces water to move out through a pipe. The pipe has a check valve on it, too, to prevent the water from returning from that direction.
A sump pump can keep your home dry and flood free, even during the largest rainstorms or winter melting.
Signs Your Sump Pump Needs Repairs
Keeping your sump pump in good working order is the best way to make sure your house stays dry, no matter what mother nature unexpectedly throws your way. But sometimes your sump pump may need repairs, so it’s important to familiarize yourself with the signs of an impending problem, including:
- Power: Your pump won't turn on or has trouble turning off. This could be a problem with the float-actuated switch which can lead to more issues in the future.
- Odors: A strange smell coming from your sump pump could be a sign that the system is not venting properly or that there is a clog. Whatever the cause of the smell, you should contact an expert right away to avoid flooding your home.
- Noises: If you notice your sump pump making odd sounds, this is an issue that needs immediate attention as it often means a mechanical issue or a jam in your pump.
If you experience any of these issues in your Manchester, NH home, contact Paul The Plumber and we’ll help get your sump pump running like new once more.
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A sump pump can be a lifesaver when it comes to flooding issues in your home. It will keep the water out of your space and make sure that it’s sent somewhere that it can’t return. If you’re looking for a sump pump installation or repair, it’s important to use a professional.
Paul The Plumber can help you with all your sump pump needs. Whether you're looking to install a new pump, need repairs on an aging, existing one, or need to replace your current sump pump, our Residential Service Specialists are here with honest recommendations and service with a smile.