Whether due to heavy rainfalls or large melting snow, the accumulation of water in the lowest level of your home can be a very serious problem. Damp conditions promote the growth of mold and other biological pollutants, and there is the wood rot and basic water damage itself to consider.
The good news is that there is a very simple way in which you can seriously reduce the risk of encountering such problems in your home. We offer sump pump repair and installation services in areas of Pennsylvania such as Philadelphia, West Chester, Havertown, Broomall, and Drexel Hill.
You stand to gain a lot with the use of a sump pump in Delaware County & The Main Line. Just remember that no mechanical system or plumbing equipment—the sump pump included—is going to operate as effectively or reliably as it should if it is not expertly installed and serviced.
We strongly urge you to schedule your sump pump repair and installation services with the pros here at Wm. Henderson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc., so that you won’t have to learn such lessons the hard way. If you need sump pump repair services in Delaware County & The Main Line, call Wm. Henderson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc..
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WHY INVEST IN A SUMP PUMP INSTALLATION PROJECT?
A sump pump installation or replacement project is a worthy investment, as it can help to protect your property from water damage and other problems that flooding can lead to.
Just remember, though, that there is really no point in investing in a sump pump installation if you do not also plan on investing in great sump pump repair services. You are not going to be using your sump pump every day—at least we hope not. You don’t want it to fail to activate when the water levels rise.
When you purchase a great sump pump, and schedule a sump pump installation appointment with our team of qualified professional plumbers, you can count on it functioning precisely as it ought to. In addition to sump pump installation and repair services, our team also offers other plumbing solutions such as garbage disposal repair, repiping, drain cleaning, and gas line repair.
WE PERFORM SUMP PUMP INSTALLATION & REPLACEMENT
The first step in ensuring that your sump pump works well is book a professional sump pump installation or repair appointment for your home in Pennsylvania.
This is not the type of job that you can handle on your own. The sump pump is installed in a pit, called the sump. There are different types of sump pumps, including pedestal models, and the more common submersible sump pump, which actually sits in the water in the sump.
Not only does scheduling your sump pump installation with us guarantee that you’ll have an appropriately sized sump pump of the right design for your needs, but also that it is installed properly every step of the way to guarantee its exceptional performance.
If you have an old sump pump that has broken down or just isn’t very reliable, we can handle the sump pump replacement as well.
SUMP PUMP REPAIR IN PENNSYLVANIA
Your sump pump is not going to require very much in the way of maintenance, though you may want to have it inspected from time to time to guarantee that it is functioning properly. If a sump pump repair is necessary, we will make sure that your sump pump is in prime working order by the time we leave.
If your sump pump is tested and won’t start–up when the water rises to the level of activation, it’s vital to schedule a sump pump repair appointment immediately. Our plumbers have the skill and expertise necessary to properly diagnose your sump pump repair issue and to see to it that your sump pump repairs are completed according to the most stringent of standards.
TYPES OF SUMP PUMPS
PEDESTAL SUMP PUMP
Pedestal sump pumps are not fully submerged in water. This type of sump pump is equipped with a motor that is installed above the sump pit in your basement.
Many individuals are hesitant to purchase pedestal sump pumps because they produce a large amount of noise while activated. This is caused by the exposed motor near the sump pit in your house. Although this type of sump pump is noisy, it provides a long and reliable life cycle of 20 – 30 years.
Since the motor of a pedestal sump pump is not submerged in water, water damage is a rare occurrence. In addition, it’s easy to perform repairs or maintenance on this type of sump pump because the motor is accessible.
Although pedestal pumps are easy to maintain, submersible sump pumps offer superior performance in wet areas. WM Henderson provides trustworthy and efficient sump pump repair and installation services to homes in West Chester and other areas of Pennsylvania.
SUBMERSIBLE SUMP PUMP
If you are looking to convert your basement into an office or family area, we recommend investing in a submersible sump pump instead of a pedestal pump.
Although this type of sump pump includes a high upfront price, a submersible system is engineered to produce minimal noise while it’s operating. This is because the motor of a submersible sump pump is installed within the sump pit in your basement.
While this type of pump produces a small amount of noise while it’s activated, the water in the sump pit functions as a barrier to noticeable sounds. On the other hand, the motor of a submersible sump pump is not easy to access for repairs because it is beneath the ground. However, many homeowners choose to purchase a submersible pump over a pedestal pump to save space in their basement.
Submersible sump pumps are preferred in wet areas of the country because they are equipped with high-power motors. Although a pedestal sump pump may feature a longer lifespan, this type of system does not perform well in areas that receive a large number of storms and rain.
To prevent water damage to the flooring, drywall, furniture, and hardware in your basement, we recommend investing in a submersible system. The staff at WM Henderson provides safe and trusted submersible sump pump replacement and repair services to homeowners in Coatesville and other areas of Pennsylvania.
SIGNS IT’S TIME TO PERFORM A SUMP PUMP REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT
Although it is normal for a pedestal and submersible sump pump to produce noises while operating, it is abnormal to hear grinding noises. Strange sounds may be an indicator of a malfunctioning impeller.
On the other hand, a loud motor may be a sign of a broken bearing in the motor of the pump. Is your sump pump producing a strange noise? The certified contractors at WM Henderson offer affordable and dependable sump pump repair and installation services to homes.
CONTINUOUS OPERATION SCHEDULE
If your sump pump is running continuously throughout the day, this is an indicator of an issue with the electrical switch or float.
This issue may be caused by a misaligned sump pump in the basin of your basement. Once the sump pump moves too far, this issue will negatively impact the performance of the float mechanism. On the other hand, it is not uncommon for the electrical switch to become disconnected from the power source of the system.
A sump pump will be unable to flush water from your basement without a functioning float or electrical switch. For example, it is not uncommon for vertical float mechanisms with brackets to break as they become older.
As the sump pump in your basement reaches the middle to end of its life cycle, the impellers may become crooked and misaligned. Once an impeller becomes bent, it will begin to cause damage to the shaft of the sump pump. If your sump pump is vibrating excessively while it’s activated, contact a licensed technician in your area to adjust the impellers on your sump pump.
On the other hand, it is not always easy to fix crooked or damaged impellers on a pump. Instead, your local contractor may recommend replacing the entire sump pump.
WM Henderson provides trustworthy submersible and pedestal sump pump repair services in areas of Pennsylvania such as Havertown, Newtown Square, Wayne, Drexel Hill, Broomall, and Springfield. Our team will perform an inspection of your sump pump to detect and diagnose the issue.
The sump pump in your house is not designed to activate and deactivate frequently throughout the day. If your pump is producing rapid cycles, this issue may be caused by a float switch that is installed incorrectly in the sump pit. When a float switch is operating properly, it will activate the sump pump when the pit becomes full of water.
On the other hand, a malfunctioning float mechanism may cause your pump to operate when there is only a couple of inches of water in the sump pit. Do not attempt to fix a broken float switch on your own. Immediately call a licensed plumber in your area to receive help.
If you’re having trouble activating your sump pump, this may be due to a wiring issue in your motor. Prior to calling a licensed plumber, check the electrical panel in your house to confirm there are no issues with a fuse or electrical breaker.
On the other hand, a malfunctioning motor may be caused by a frozen extension line. This pipe is engineered to flush excess water from the sump pit.
Once the extension line becomes frozen, the water will be unable to exit the sump pit. As a result, the motor of your sump pump will operate at a higher capacity. If the motor is forced to operate at this high capacity for too long, it will break. We offer sump pump installation and replacement solutions at competitive rates.
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