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Sump Pump Repair, Maintenance, and Installation in Eagle County, CO

If you’ve got a basement or any of your house is underground, it’s at risk of damage from groundwater. A sump pump can greatly reduce the risk that your basement will flood–but only if it’s maintained and working properly.

Davis Plumbing provides sump pump repair, maintenance, inspection, and installation services all over Eagle County, CO. This includes areas such as Vail, Avon, Edwards, Eagle, and Gypsum.

When you contact us about your sump pump, we do everything in our power to protect your home from water damage. We check your equipment and plumbing and recommend any necessary repairs to prevent issues down the road. If you already have damage from a faulty sump pump or plumbing, we can help with that, too.

What Is a Sump Pump?

It is typically installed in a sump pit, a specially constructed hole or basin that collects water from the surrounding area. When water enters the sump pit, the sump pump is designed to automatically activate and remove the water from the pit, pumping it away from the building.

Sump pumps are especially useful in areas with high water tables, heavy rainfall, or properties that are prone to flooding. By removing excess water, sump pumps help to protect the foundation of the building and prevent water damage to valuable belongings, electrical systems, and other vulnerable areas in the basement or crawl space.

During heavy rains, groundwater can seep into basements through cracks in the foundation, gaps in windows or doors, or other entry points. Sump pumps effectively mitigate this issue by collecting the water in the sump pit and pumping it out, either to a drainage system, a storm drain, or a designated area away from the building.

In addition to preventing flooding, sump pumps also help to control moisture levels in basements and crawl spaces. Excessive moisture can lead to the growth of mold, mildew, and the deterioration of building materials. By removing water, sump pumps contribute to maintaining a dry and healthy environment below ground level.

What Maintenance Does a Sump Pump Need?

Sump pumps, like all appliances and devices in your home, require regular maintenance to keep them functioning. Because they pump groundwater, dirt or debris can clog them up, and many people don’t realize this until the pump isn’t working properly and water floods into their homes.

Because this device is so integral to your home, especially if you live somewhere with a lot of rain or snow, we recommend servicing your sump pump every six months for regular maintenance and inspections.

Sump Pump Maintenances should include the following:

  • Cleaning: The sump pit and pump components should be thoroughly cleaned to remove any dirt, debris, or sediment that may have accumulated.
  • Testing the float switch: The float switch is an important component that triggers the sump pump to turn on and off based on the water level in the pit.
  • Check valve inspection: The check valve prevents water from flowing back into the sump pit once it has been pumped out.
  • Power supply examination: The power supply, including the power cord and any battery backup systems, should be inspected for any signs of wear or damage.
  • Pump performance testing: Should be tested to ensure it is operating properly. This can involve manually filling the sump pit with water to activate the pump and checking that it pumps water efficiently.
  • Lubrication: If your sump pump has any moving parts or bearings, they may require lubrication.
  • Battery backup testing: If your sump pump has a battery backup system, it should be tested periodically to ensure the battery is charged and functioning correctly.
  • Overall system inspection: A comprehensive inspection of the entire sump pump system, including the discharge pipe, fittings, and any additional components, should be conducted to identify any signs of damage, leaks, or potential issues.

Signs a Sump Pump Needs Repair

There are some noticeable signs that can cue you in when your sump pump needs to be repaired or replaced. If you notice any of these signs, contact a professional, like those at Davis Plumbing, to check out the device.

  • It’s making strange sounds or sounds other than a quiet humming noise.
  • It’s vibrating excessively, which may be a sign the impeller is damaged and off-balance.
  • It doesn’t turn on when you dump water into it.
  • You notice visible rust.
  • The motor isn’t running at all or is running too hard.
  • It runs constantly, which could be caused by being unable to handle the level of water present.

Replacing a Sump Pump

Most sump pumps need to be replaced every 7 to 10 years, though this varies based on factors such as the frequency of use and the amount of water it displaces. You can extend the lifespan of your pump with regular maintenance, but at some point, it will need to be replaced. We recommend sump pump repair services when they make sense, but once it becomes too costly to maintain the equipment, replacing it is often the most effective choice.

Davis Plumbing offers sump pump replacement in Eagle County, CO. We handle it all, start to finish, so you don’t have to worry. Our sump pump installers make sure all seals are watertight and that your pump is in working order.

Contact Davis Plumbing for Your Sump Pump Needs!

At Davis Plumbing, we like it when houses stay dry, and water is in the pipes where it belongs. That’s why we offer several plumbing-related services, including sump pump installation, replacement, and repair. Our sump pump contractors are at your service, and we can do more than just keep your basement dry.

We also offer services such as water heater repair, bathroom remodeling services, and plumbing appliance installation, making us your one-stop shop for your plumbing needs.

If you need a quote, have questions, or need assistance, contact Davis Plumbing today.

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