Sump Pumps

Installation, Maintenance & Repairs

A sump pump is a submersible pump that sits at the bottom of a hole or pit at the lowest point in your basement. Rain water is funneled into a drain system at the base of the foundation. Water finds its way into the underground drain pipes and is directed into the sump hole. The sump pump, which is controlled by a float switch, removed the water by pumping it to the nearest storm drain or into your backyard. A sump pump only turns on when water inside the sump pit reaches a certain level.

Sump Pump Installation

Sump pumps can be either hard wired into a home’s electrical system, or plugged into an outlet. Metro Plumbing can install a pump with a battery back up- so incase you lose power during a storm, the pump will still work.

Sump Pump Maintenance & Repair

Test your sump pump on a regular basis to make sure it will operate when the next storm rolls through. Test it by pouring a bucket of water into the sump pit. The pump should turn on, remove the water from the pit and shut itself off once the float is satisfied.

Be sure to remove and dirt, sand, gravel and any other debris to ensure proper operation of the pump. Also make sure that the discharge line is free from blockages.

ConsiderĀ A Battery Back Up

Sump pumps work the hardest when we get large amounts of rain. Since storms can cause temporary power outages, it’s important your sump pump has a battery back up. Contact Metro Plumbing today to discuss a variety of battery back ups 651-766-8686