Sump Pump Services in Southeast Michigan
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Our Brighton, Plymouth & Howell Plumbers Can Keep Your Basement Safe, Clean & Dry
At AAA Service Network, we know that there is nothing more difficult than dealing with a flooded basement. Not only can it cause an incredible amount of property damage, but it is also a significant risk to your health, especially when it begins to foster the growth of mold. That is why it is so incredibly important to install and regularly maintain a sump pump. These tools are installed in the lowest parts of a basement or crawlspace and are used to remove standing water and keep the area dry.
Contact AAA Service Network online or call 517-548-5040 for sump pump installation or repair in Brighton, Plymouth, Howell, and elsewhere in Southeast Michigan!
Sump Pump Benefits
The four main benefits of having a sump pump installed include:
- A battery backup sump pump with a water alarm prevents a flooded basement.
- They can help prevent flood and water damage, especially when pipes burst or there are heavy rains.
- They can mitigate the threat of mold by keeping the area dry and rid of dampness.
- They can actually reduce the risk of an electrical fire starting.
Sump Pump Replacement
Replace your sump pump with a new pump that uses a fraction of the electricity of your old pump and is quieter too! If you have a sump pump that is no longer operating, then it is time for you to call in the professionals. No matter what type of failure you are experiencing, it is critical that you don’t hesitate to take action. Sump pumps serve too important of a purpose for them to be neglected!
How Long Does a Sump Pump Last?
Sump pumps typically last about 10 years or so depending on how often they are used, how much water your basement receives, and the amount of debris in the sump pump pit. A pedestal sump pump may last a bit longer than a standard model because it is less prone to damage from debris, as it sits higher in the sump pit.
When you need a sump pump replacement, trust our professional plumbing contractors at AAA Service Network. We offer sump pump service throughout Southeast Michigan, including sump pump installation and replacement. We also offer battery-powered sump pumps for emergency use during power outages, as well as backup battery sump pump replacement and installation services.
How to Test Your Sump Pump
It is a good idea to test your sump pump at least once a year to make sure it will protect your basement during wet weather, especially if the pump is more than a few years old. To do this, take a large bucket or a five-gallon pail of water to the basement and carefully pour it into the sump pump pit. When the sump pump float rises enough, it should turn the sump pump on and start removing the water. Check for any leaks in the discharge pipe and make sure the majority of the water is removed. A few inches at the bottom of the sump pump pit is normal.
Signs You Need Sump Pump Repair
You may start to hear the pump making strange noises, which could be a sign that some type of foreign matter got stuck in the pump. You may also begin to smell a strong odor, which could signal some backed-up material. If you see rising water in the pump, it may have stopped working altogether.
Repairs can be avoided with regular maintenance from a knowledgeable professional. A plumber can spot potential issues and resolve them before they turn into major (expensive) problems.
If you’re having issues with your sump pump, call a professional plumber in Southeast Michigan at the first sign of trouble. It’s better to be safe than deal with a flooded basement.
Schedule Your Sump Pump Service with AAA Service Network
Since 1976, the Southeast Michigan plumbing professionals from AAA Service Network have worked tirelessly to help with all kinds of services for sump pumps, from repairs to maintenance to installation. All of our repairs are backed by a one-year warranty, and we even offer services for when things break outside of normal business hours!
Get the help that you need today! Call AAA Service Network at 517-548-5040.