The sump pump is the primary defense against the buildup of water in your basement and crawl space. Water is drained into the sump pit via your Drain Tile System and then ejected safely away from the home. It is important to make sure your sump pump is working properly and to replace the pump before it breaks down.
A reliable sump pump is the best way to keep your basement dry. Flooding can lead to serious mold problems, to be sure, but a damaged foundation can have adverse effects on the rest of your house. Your home is a huge investment, and a sump pump system is one of the best ways to protect it from unnecessary water damage.
If your home doesn’t already have a sump pump or it just isn’t working properly, we’re here to help. From excessive moisture, flooding, and structural damage to mold, mildew, and more, take the preventative maintenance necessary to avoid these pesky issues. With basement sump pump installation services from The Real Seal, you’ll have dry grounds for many years to come.
We’ve all been there or know someone who has. A pump failure in the middle of the night has their basement flooding and they need to call the plumber out for emergency service. And WOAH was that expensive. Just like any Emergency Service, it costs a lot more than the normal repair would if done preventatively.
We recommend replacing Sump Pumps between the 5-7 year mark. Cast-Iron, American-Made Sump Pumps can even last past 10 years. Here’s the thing though; you always find out how long it lasts once it stops working. And you always find out it stops working when your basement floods. So, act proactively! The costs are minimized when done before there is an emergency.
There are different sizes and types of pumps. We ALWAYS recommend a submersible, cast-iron Sump Pump. The typical sizes are:
A 3-year parts and labor warranty comes standard with all of these pumps. A Quiet Check Valve is also installed with each of these pumps. A Quiet Check Valve is a one-way flow valve that allows the water to be pumped out, but not drain back in. Essential for each installation, it is important to have a quality check valve to eliminate the “clunk” sound often associated with Sump Pumps. That sound means your Check Valve is bad!
It is also important to have the size of your Sump Pit evaluated. It is not always adequate to house the size pumps you may want or need. Be sure to have a qualified professional come out BEFORE it is an emergency to give you an evaluation.
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Often referred to as the “spare tire” or “seat belt” for your car, a Battery Backup System could be your last defense against injury/damage to your basement and everything in it. There are many different types of Battery Backups, and they can be found in big box stores, plumbing stores, and even online. We’ve all heard it before, and it is important to repeat it here:
YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR
Not all Battery Backup Systems are created equal and may times they are mis-labeled and mis-advertised. Side-by-side comparisons have shown these lesser, cheaper units failing time and time again. Worse yet, the pump that comes with the system is much too small to handle even the normal water that comes into your Sump Pit.
A Battery Backup is more than just a backup for the power going out. It is also a secondary pump to allow for a stop-gap if the Primary Pump fails. Additionally, it will kick in if the Primary Sump can’t keep up. Some of the problems associated with lesser backup pumps are:
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Basically, it does everything but make breakfast for you. With the monitoring at hand, you could be in Italy and still know what is going on with the system.
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