Sump Pump Plumbing in San Francisco
One Souce Plumbing and Rooter is a Sump Pump Installation, Maintenance & Repairs professional serving the San Francisco area.
FYI – Did you know? Sump pumps will solve most basement flooding and leaking issues as they are designed to remove the water from basements and crawlspaces.
What is a Sump Pump system?
Your home’s sump pump is an important piece of equipment on your property. Any homeowner with a basement knows how valuable a sump pump is during the rainy season. The sump pump system is responsible for preventing your basement from flooding during excess rains which may cause water damage on your property. In order to ensure that your home is protected from flooding, however, it’s important to make sure that your sump pump is working properly all year-round.
The groundwater surrounding your home’s foundation is channeled into a perimeter drain system found at the foundation. The sump pump removes the excess water by pumping it to the nearest storm drain or dry well or a cleared area. A sump pump turns on only when water inside the sump pit reaches a pre-determined level.
Most homes are now equipped with sump pumps, but some older homes can be retrofitted with a sump system to prevent flooding. One Source Plumbing Rooter is an expert at sump pump installation and repair.
At One Source Plumbing and Rooter, our San Francisco technicians are proud to offer comprehensive sump pump services, including all needed tune-ups, repairs, and new sump pump installations for any home. We provide same day service, and emergency service available.
Sump Pump Maintenance
Test your sump pump regularly to make sure it will operate when before the next rainy season occurs. Test your sump pump system by pouring a bucket of water into the sump pit. The pump should turn on by itself, remove the water from the pit and shut itself off. Ensure that the float and the check valve move freely in the system.
To clean your sump pit, you should always remove any dirt, sand, gravel, and foreign debris which will decrease the pump’s efficiency and prolong its usage span.
Simply do the following:
- Check the sump pump’s electrical side – After locating the sump pump in your basement, crawl space, or mechanical room, unplug its two cords from the electrical outlet. Next, plug in only the pump cord and make sure you can hear the pump running. Then, plug both cords back into the outlet.
- Check the pump’s mechanical performance – Remove the lid from your sump pump and pour a decent amount of water into the system. The pump switch should immediately turn on and begin removing the water.
- Clean the outdoor pipes and surrounding area – Locate the pipe that catches the water that drains from the sump pump and carries it outside. Observe the opening and ensure that no debris, dirt, or other items are blocking the pipe.
Sump Pump Replacement and Repair in San Francisco
Like any equipment especially with moving parts, sump pumps will wear out over time and will need to be replaced or repaired. If your sump pump is not working as it should be, call in the experts at Once Source Plumbing and Rooter to assess the situation and provide you a free estimate. Our San Francisco plumbers will also help you with any basement leaks which may need repair due to a broken sump pump. A properly working sump pump can offer homeowners unmatched peace of mind when it comes to keeping your basement water and damage free during the rainy season. If your pump isn’t working as it should, or you’d like to have a new one installed, you can rely on One Source Plumbing and Rooter in San Francisco to the job.