Sump Pump Replacement

Typically installed in a basement or crawl space to prevent flooding and water damage, a sump pump is a crucial device for homeowners or business owners in areas that are prone to flooding or heavy rainfall. A sump pump can be used to prevent water damage to a home's foundation, walls, and floors, but a malfunctioning one can be a waste of space. Test your sump pump installation regularly and schedule timely sump pump repair in Killeen to ensure your sump pump is there to rescue the day. Residents in the area can call Mr. Rooter Plumbing to request emergency sump pump repair any time of the day. We are also at your service when it’s time for your sump pump replacement in Killeen.

How Does a Sump Pump Work?

As we touched on earlier, a sump pump is meant to pump away excess water and moisture from low-lying areas of the building. This device is typically installed within a sump pit, which is a hole dug into the lowest part of the basement or crawl space.

The sump pump is designed to measure the water level in the sump pit and detect when it rises above a certain elevation. When the sump pump detects rising water levels, it activates and pumps the excess water out of the pit and away from the building.

Most sump pumps can also be activated manually, and some come equipped with backup batteries or are connected to generators to ensure they continue working even during a power outage, which is common during severe flooding.

Testing Your Sump Pump

You do not want to find out whether your sump pump works right in the middle of an emergency. Get in the habit of testing your sump pump by pouring a bucket of water into the sump pit. This should be done three to four times a year, especially before storm season. If the sump pump does not automatically activate, then investigate further or hire a plumber to repair the unit as soon as possible. Here are some things to consider:

  • Check the power supply and/or battery backup.
  • Inspect the sump pit and pipes for damage, debris, and blockages.
  • Make sure the float switch can move freely.
  • Ensure the pump is securely in place.

If you are looking for a uniformed plumber in Killeen to inspect or repair your sump pump, then call Mr. Rooter Plumbing to get in touch with a live representative.

Time for a New Sump Pump?

Whether it’s time for a sump pump replacement or a new sump pump installation in Killeen, the professional plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing are ready to help. We generally recommend a replacement when the sump pump is over 10 years old, or when repairs cost more than half the price of a new unit. If you do not have an existing sump pump, then we advise you have one installed as soon as possible. A sump pump can protect your home from water damage, mold and mildew growth, and excess humidity. Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing to consult with a knowledgeable member of our team today.

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