Here at Apex Plumbing, Heating, and Air Pros, we specialize in sump pump replacement and repair in Columbus, OH. Whether you're moving into a brand new house and need to get your first sump pump installed or you're looking for sump pump repair, we've got you covered. We'll handle all the nitty-gritty details so that you don't need to worry about plumbing and can go back to your daily life with minimal disruption.
Nearly 60% of homeowners have moisture issues in the basement, which can lead to mold and mildew growth. To ensure your basement remains dry during heavy rains, call Apex Plumbing, Heating, and Air Pros and ask about a sump pump installation in the Columbus Metropolitan area.
A sump pump is your home’s first line of defense against water during heavy rains and flooding. Moisture in the house can cause a host of problems including high humidity, mold and mildew, musty-smelling air, wood rot, electrical damage, and the influx of pests. If you live in an area that receives heavy rainfall, call us to find out how a sump pump installation can protect your valuable property.
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What Is a Sump Pump?
Sump pumps are pumps you install into a pit, or sump, in the basement or underground space to prevent the area from flooding. While sump pumps don’t dry out a basement if it’s already wet, they prevent water from flooding in case of heavy rain.
Sump pumps are necessary for people who live in areas that get severe storms and heavy rain that can overwhelm storm drains. When drains become overwhelmed, that excess water often finds its way into people’s basements.
If you’re at all concerned about basement flooding, you need to consider a sump pump installation. And if you already have one installed, make sure it’s ready to do its job by performing regular sump pump maintenance.
When Do You Need a Sump Pump?
You might be wondering whether you need a sump pump or not.
Consider the answers to the following questions.
- Does your basement have a history of flooding? If so, there’s a good chance it will flood again.
- Does the area in which you live get lots of rain, storms, and snow? If so, the possibility of flooding is ever-present.
- Is your home in a flat or low-lying area? If so, it’s in a prime spot for flooding.
- Do you have a finished basement? Finished basements often hide drainage problems until the damage is done.
When Do You Need to Get a Sump Pump Replacement?
A sump pump's main function is to push water away from your property so that it doesn't flood during times of bad weather. It also keeps the basement area dry in order to prevent the growth of mold and mildew, both of which can compromise the structural integrity of the home and can be quite costly to remove. However, much like any other device in our homes, sump pumps need to be repaired every so often and replaced once they're past their time. If your sump pump is not working properly, don't delay getting in touch with your service provider as having a malfunctioning sump pump put you at risk of flooding
Is it time for a sump pump replacement or sump pump repair? Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you notice any of these issues:
- Loud noises or vibrations
- Doesn't run properly
Add a Sump Pump Battery Backup for Flood Prevention Peace of Mind!
While a sump pump will do a great job of protecting your home from flood damage during a severe storm or plumbing problems, what happens if the power goes out? Sump pumps depend on electricity, and during extreme weather, blackouts are not uncommon. If your home loses power, your sump pump will be unable to do the job it was designed for.
This is why many sump pump owners opt for a battery backup. With a properly installed battery backup from Apex Plumbing, Heating, and Air Pros, your sump pump will have a "plan B" for power. Give yourself the peace of mind that your basement, valuable possessions, and home are safe from water damage even during a power outage by asking our team more about having a battery backup installed!
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Simple Tips for Sump Pump Maintenance
The sump pump is one of those devices that are like insurance -- it’s better to have one and not need it than to need one and not have it. Since the sump pump is responsible for protecting your home against flooding and water damage, it’s crucial that it work when needed.
Since sump pumps often sit for months without activating, it’s wise to conduct routine maintenance to ensure it’s ready to go if the need arises.
Every 3-4 Months
- Clean the pump inlet screen.
- Check the power cord and make sure it’s connected to power.
- Dump a bucket into the sump to test that the pump turns on.
Once a Year
- Remove the pump from the sump to clean and inspect it.
- Clean out the sump.
- Check to see if the bearings need lubrication.
- Check the power cord to make sure it’s connected to power.
- Dump a bucket into the sump to make sure the pump activates.
- Call a professional plumbing contractor for a sump pump checkup.
Certified Sump Pump Replacement and Repair in Columbus
Here at Apex Plumbing, Heating, and Air Pros, we put a premium on customer satisfaction. We strive to meet and exceed expectations every time so that our loyal customers know that they can always rely on us for all their plumbing needs. That's why we only work with highly-trained plumbers who always keep up to date with the latest developments.
We offer free consultations for all services because it's important to us that we enable our customers to make informed decisions with no pressure. We value integrity above all and we put a lot of emphasis on our 5-star satisfaction guarantee. We never try to upsell or suggest unnecessary services to our customers and we're always clear about our recommended services and transparent about our pricing.
We also replace and repair sump pumps in:
- Grove City
- Upper Arlington
- Surrounding Areas
Apex Plumbing, Heating, and Air Pros is the best company to contact about your sump pump replacement and repair in Columbus? Please get in touch with our team today for a free consultation!