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Sump Pumps

If your home or business is located in flood zone then, you will need a sump pump. A sump pump is a simple device that draws water through inlets and expels the water through a discharge hose away from your home. Installing and ensuring the proper function of a sump pump can save you thousands of dollars in repair and replacement costs.

Sump pumps should be serviced regularly, or at least once a year, in order to spot any problems early before they turn into a disaster. A properly working sump pump can save the home owner thousands of dollars if it prevents a basement or crawlspace from being flooded. However, a sump pump can only do this if it is working effectively.

Sump Pumps

A sump pump system has one function, to remove unwanted water from a specific area. There two types of sump pumps: submersible and pedestal. Submersible sump pumps have motors that can submerged under water. Pedestal sump pumps have motors that are not meant to submergible. The pedestal sump pump motor is located outside of the sump pit to protect it from getting wet. FIX-R-US skilled tech can repair, replace or Install and protect your investment. Call Now!

Pedestal Pumps

A pedestal pump is much different than a traditional submersible sump pump because the pedestal sump pump motor does not get submerged in the water. This is helpful to prevent any malfunctions in your motor. Pedestal sump pumps are electrical pumps. They use a motor that activates when water reaches certain levels. Pedestal sump pumps are ideal for situations in basements and crawl spaces that need to frequently drain water. This type of sump pump is relatively inexpensive but noisier than other types of sump pumps. Both submersible and pedestal types are equipped with a float-controlled switch that triggers the pump when water in the sump reaches a preset level, and both must be connected to a discharge line.

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Submersible pumps are one of the more common and widely used sump pumps. They're usually smaller than the popular pedestal pump and stand only about 12 inches tall. Standard home models generally have a 115-volt motor offering between 1/3 and ½ horsepower. Submersible pumps are used for many applications, including pumping water out of water wells, drainage, sewage pumping, keeping basements dry (sump pump), extracting oil from oil wells and aquariums.

A plumber places a submersible sump pump in the hole and connects it to the pipe. When the water level hits a certain height in the hole, the sump pump turns on and pumps the water from the hole out to the ditch or sewer and thus prevents the basement from flooding. Over time, the pump or the motor of the sump pump wears out and the submersible sump pump must be replaced.

Fix-R-US can not only repair or replace the sump pump, we will also test to ensure that it will operate properly when the next big downpour occurs. Call not and protect your biggest investment.