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Lake Worth Sump Pump Service

Reliable Installations & Repairs

A sump pump is a submersible pump that protects your property from flooding and consequent water damage. The pump sits in the bottom of your sump pit, which collects water. That water is then pumped away from your home and into a drain system. Sump pumps are typically installed at the absolute lowest point of your property and turn on automatically when water is detected.

More often than not, a sump pump is hard-wired into the electrical system or simply plugged into a nearby outlet. Most sump pumps come with a backup battery system in case something goes wrong with the electricity. In regions like West Palm Beach and Wellington that experience frequent rainfall, a sump pump is a vital part of your plumbing system to remove excess rainwater.

Do you need help installing or repairing a sump pump? Call General Plumbing and Air Conditioning at (561) 771-0086.

Common Sump Pump Problems

Like most major fixtures and appliances, sump pumps can break down. This is usually the result of mechanical failures.

Some of the most common problems you may experience with your sump pump include:

  • An overwhelmed system: Sometimes, a single sump pump cannot handle all the needs of a large home or building. The pump may not be strong enough to displace the volume of water that pours in during heavy rains.
  • Turning on without water present: If the sump pump is actively working even though there is no water, it is almost certainly improperly installed. It’s also possible that the pump has not been properly connected to the drainage system.
  • Clogs: If the sump pump doesn’t have a lid, it may become dirty or even clogged over time.

    Routine Maintenance

    A sump pump, like any part of your plumbing system, requires careful maintenance to function properly. You can get started on basic maintenance by testing the pump’s performance. To do this, pour a bucket of water into the sump pit. The pump should automatically remove the water from the pit and then shut itself off after a few seconds. Furthermore, the float and check valve should work freely.

    You’ll also want to clean the sump pit. Remove any dirt, sand, or other accumulated debris. This will increase the overall efficiency of the pump and considerably extend its lifespan. You should make sure that the discharge line opening is completely free of any debris or obstructions so that water can be freely pumped through it. Allow the Lake Worth plumbers at General Plumbing and Air Conditioning to assist you with these maintenance tasks. A misstep could lead to costly repairs.

    Sump Pump Repair & Replacement

    Like most equipment that has numerous moving parts and is wired electrically, your sump pump will ultimately wear down over time and you will be forced to replace the entire system. There is no indication when the sump pump will begin to fail and need to be replaced, so it ultimately depends on how the pump operates at the time. Heavy use will often wear the pump down quickly.

    If you discover that your sump pump is not working as it should, it would be best to call in the professionals as soon as possible. Our Lake Worth plumbers can examine the system and replace it if repairs will not suffice.

    Protect yourself from heavy rains by installing and maintaining a sump pump. Contact General Plumbing and Air Conditioning at (561) 771-0086 for quality sump pump service today.

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