sump-pumpVirginia is a beautiful place a lot of the time. However, all areas have patches of bad weather. Whether it’s torrential rains or a rapid snowmelt in the winter, we can wind up dealing with a lot of water quite suddenly in this geographic region. Sure, we may not get hurricanes like they do down in the southeast, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t face trouble associated with large amounts of water. That is precisely why you should have a sump pump installed in your home.

Sump pumps have one job to do, and one job only: to pump water out of the lowest level of a home. Flooding is a serious concern, and it can lead to a lot of different problems in a home. Be sure to contact a member of our team as soon as possible if you do not currently have a sump pump in place. When we install and service your sump pump in Chesapeake, VA, you can count on the device to function precisely they way it was designed.

How Does a Sump Pump Work?

A sump pump is not necessarily the most complicated system in your home. But that doesn’t mean that it is not vitally important. A sump pump is installed at the lowest point in your home, where water is going to collect naturally when your home floods. It is installed in a sump pit, either below the water line or, in the case of smaller pits, upon a pedestal that sits over the pit.

When the water level rises to a certain point, the sump pump will activate. A float switch triggers the sump pump to cycle on when the water hits that point, and it won’t shut back down until the water falls below this set level. You don’t have to worry about starting your sump pump on your own. You do, however, need to worry about ensuring that it is able to operate properly.

Schedule Professional Sump Pump Services

A sump pump, like a whole-house generator, is one of those systems that doesn’t see much use on a day to day basis. That means that you may not be aware of problems with your sump pump until the worst possible time: when you need it the most! Professional plumbing services are the only way in which to guarantee the reliability that you deserve from your sump pump.

Our plumbers will make sure that your sump pump is ideally located and properly excavated. We’ll make sure that your sump pump is capable of handling the type of demand that your home may face, and we’ll inspect it regularly to ensure that it is in fine working condition. Remember that water damage from flooding is just the start of the long list of concerns associated with this scenario. Damp conditions also create a breeding ground for mold, bacteria, and other biological pollutants.

Pro Tip!

Invest in a battery backup sump pump. That way, you’ll be able to keep your property dry even if the power should go out!

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