Brownsburg Sump Pump Services and Repair QUALITY PLUMBERS WHO PROTECT YOUR HOME Sump pumps are one of the hardest working systems in a home, but most people do not even realize they exist. Or, if they do know about it, they don’t take the time to check it. That is because they are not as visible as faucets, drains, and toilets. However, it is important that homeowners look at their sump pump and make sure that they work properly, especially as winter settles in. WHAT IS A SUMP PUMP? A sump pump is a tool that helps prevent your home and basement from flooding. It is the last line of defense when water starts accumulating. Sump pumps are usually installed at the lowest point in the building. It detects water that gathers in a sump basin. Triggered by a float switch, the pump expels water when it reaches a designated level. This helps prevent the water from causing damage to your home. The sump pump commonly comes in two forms, a pedestal and a submersible. The pedestal sump pump is usually designed to work in smaller areas. If taken care of properly, it can last up to at least 15 years. The submersible sump pump is better suited for basements. It has a motor and can last up to at least 20 years. HOW EXPENSIVE IS SUMP PUMP INSTALLATION? Sump Pump Installation can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. The sump pump installation specialists at Summers of Brownsburg strive to provide stellar installation for an affordable price. Summers matches or beats the prices of competitors in the area. Affordable sump pump installation, with quality customer service and care. Why would you trust anyone else for the installation of your pump? Call our specialists for a free quote. HOW OFTEN DO YOU NEED SUMP PUMP MAINTENANCE? Sump pumps are typically pretty reliable, but regular maintenance can help them last longer. Here are a few ways to keep your pump in good condition: Make sure the pump is plugged in to a working ground fault circuit interrupter outlet and the cord is in good shape. Ensure the pump itself is standing upright. They can sometimes tip over as the result of normal vibrations during operation. Every so often, pour a bucket of water into the pit to make sure the pump starts automatically and that the water drains quickly. If the pump doesn’t start, give us a call at (317) 742-6699! Remove the submersible pump from the pit and clean the grate on the bottom. Check that outlet pipes are connected tightly and draining at least 20 feet away from your foundation. Make sure that the vent hole in the discharge pipe is clear. HOW LONG UNTIL YOU NEED A SUMP PUMP REPLACEMENT? Sump Pumps are the last line of defense when it comes to basement flooding, so don’t you want to make sure that your sump pump is in working order? If your sump pump is beyond repair, it may be time for a sump pump replacement. Although a properly maintained sump pump can last up to 20 years, many homeowners don’t take proper care and need to replace their sump pump every few years. The average life expectancy for a sump pump is about 10 years, so if your sump pump is over 10 years old make sure it’s inspected to ensure it’s in working order. Why allow water to harm your home? Call Summers™ Plumbing Heating & Cooling (Brownsburg) today! THE SUMMERS DIFFERENCE At Summers™ Plumbing Heating & Cooling (Brownsburg), we understand how harsh winters in Avon can be. That is why we believe that people should be prepared! We offer a variety of sump pump repairs and services to make sure that your home is prepared for the darkest storm. Sump pump services we offer: Battery backup Installation Replacement Repair Battery replacement If you need a new sump pump or want to maintain your current one, contact our Zionsville plumbers today. We can help evaluate your system and offer the best plan for you. Call today at (317) 742-6699 to schedule an estimate.