Bethlehem Sump Pump Repair & Maintenance
Keeping Basements & Crawlspaces Dry in Easton, Allentown & Surrounding Areas
If you live in a flood-prone area or have a problem with flooding or dampness, you may benefit from a sump pump. Sump pumps are designed to remove water from the basement or crawlspace and direct it away from your home. Power Rooter Plumbing & Drain offers quality services for sump pumps in Bethlehem, Allentown, Easton, and neighboring Lehigh Valley communities.
Reasons to Install a Sump Pump
While a sump pump is not needed in every home, it can be indispensable for homes with moisture problems. Whether you have a problem with dampness or flooding, you could be at risk of mold growth, water damage, expensive repair costs, and structural damage to your home.
You may need a sump pump if the basement or crawlspace:
- Floods occasionally
- Has issues with moisture
- Feels damp
- Has a musty odor
If you need a sump pump or an old pump replaced, we can help you find the best pump with the power needed to keep your basement or crawlspace dry. There are many features, including backup power options to ensure that your pump continues to run, even when the power goes out. We can explain the different types of pumps and features to help you choose the best pump for your home.
How Sump Pumps Work
A sump pump is installed in a small pit that is dug into the floor of the basement or crawlspace. The pump has valves that sense an increase in water pressure or water level. When the water level reaches beyond the acceptable level in the pit, the pump automatically turns on. The pump removes excess water from the basement through a discharge line to keep it away from your property and prevent a flood.
Sump pumps are available in two different types: submersible pumps and pedestal pumps. A submersible pump has a motor and pump in one contained unit and is installed submerged in the pit or basin. This type of pump offers quieter operation and is best suited for homes with serious flooding concerns. Pedestal pumps have a motor that sits above the basin with a hose that runs down into the pit. The pump turns on when water levels rise and moves the water away from your home.
One important feature to consider in a sump pump is the backup system. Sump pumps are often needed during storms, but the power also tends to go out during major storms. Without power, the pump would stop working and the basement would be vulnerable to flooding. The options for backup systems include battery backup or water powered backup, which uses water pressure to move water.
Keeping Your Pump Working
If your sump pump stops working, we offer repair services for all types of pumps. Unfortunately, many people don’t know the sump pump isn’t working until it fails to turn on. Regular inspections and maintenance are important to spot problems and fix them before a disaster happens. We offer professional inspections and maintenance for sump pumps throughout the Lehigh Valley.
At Power Rooter Plumbing & Drain, we are your Bethlehem sump pump repair and installation experts. We service and install all brands of pumps for all applications. From residential sump pumps to sewage grinder pumps and even municipal pump stations, we have the power to do it all!
If you need help with your sump pump, please call (610) 557-3717 to request service in Bethlehem and the surrounding Lehigh Valley communities.
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