A sump pump can offer you invaluable peace of mind in knowing that your home is protected against flooding and water damage. Typically housed in a special pit below or within the basement or crawl space, sump pumps pump excess water out of the basement/away from the foundation of your home. While not every home needs a sump pump, you may want to consider having one installed if your home is prone to flooding or susceptible to significant water damage.
Interested in sump pump installation in Orange County or the South Bay? Call Power Pro Plumbing Heating & Air at (800) 260-7187 to schedule an appointment today!
How Do Sump Pumps Work?
There are two main types of sump pumps: submersible sump pumps and pedestal sump pumps. A submersible sump pump is generally entirely hidden, as it resides inside the sump tank. A pedestal sump pump, on the other hand, typically has a long, exposed pillar that extends above the tank. With a pedestal sump pump, the motor is mounted on top of this pillar.
Both submersible and pedestal sump pumps operate in generally the same way:
- The pump is installed at the lowest point of the basement or within a crawl space underneath the house.
- A system of drain tiles carries excess standing water (after a flood, burst pipe, etc.) to the sump tank (also known as the sump pit).
- Once the tank has filled to a certain level, an automatic switching device turns on the sump pump, which begins moving water out of the tank and away from the house via a pipe or hose.
- Once the water level in the tank has decreased to a certain level, the pump automatically turns off.
Do You Need a Sump Pump?
As previously mentioned, not every home needs a sump pump. However, if you live in an area that is prone to flooding or your home has a finished basement, you should consider having a sump pump installed. You may also wish to have a sump pump installed in your home’s basement or crawl space if you wish to protect your home from unexpected flooding events, such as a burst pipe or sudden increase in rainfall. Though relatively unusual in Southern California, one heavy rainstorm could result in extensive, costly damage to your home’s foundation.
Contact Power Pro Plumbing Heating & Air Today
We have more than 30 years of industry experience and have been serving home and business owners throughout Orange County and the Greater Los Angeles Area since 2002. Our certified plumbing technicians can help you determine if your home would benefit from a sump pump and if so, can assist you with new sump pump installation. We can also replace your existing sump pump if it is old, outdated, or no longer working properly.
Contact us online or by phone at (800) 260-7187 for sump pump installation in Orange County and beyond! Free estimates are available.