Fort Lauderdale’s Best Sump Pump Repair, Replacement & Installation Services
Sump pumps prevent flooding and structural damage to your home, and they are located at the lowest point of the property, usually inside. In northern states, that means the basement. In most Florida homes, that typically means the bottom floor or garage.
There are two styles of pumps, submersible and pedestal. Submersible pumps remain underwater in a basin. The basin fills up during a flood. Pedestal pumps have a motor above the water and also sit in a basin. Sump pumps are important for buildings at or below sea level such as many of the homes in South Florida.
Since most homes in Fort Lauderdale are near sea level, these pumps can prevent flooding during heavy rainstorms. With the advent of climate change and hurricanes and other severe weather events, these units may be more important than ever.
How Do Sump Pumps Work?
They redirect water away from your home and into the municipal wastewater system. If your home has a basement, these pumps help reduce the amount of moisture that accumulates. Without a properly working pump, your basement or first floor can flood more easily.
If you need a new pump, leave the installation to the professionals at bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of Fort Lauderdale. This provides expert placement and set up of your system. Proper installation prevents expensive repairs due to flooding and other issues. Also, it takes less than a day to finish the installation.
Common Issues with Pump Systems
Improper installation can cause a pump to malfunction and business and homeowners may discover an overflowing basin if the pump clogs up. If the pump works continuously, you may need a larger motor or to have a professional plumber fix a poor installation.
This pump system may be the hardest working part of your home’s plumbing system, even if you never realized it was there. Due to the relative anonymity of this vital system, problems with sump pumps often go unnoticed until it’s too late. After you install a new pump, schedule annual inspections to ensure that your pump doesn’t let you down in the future.
If it makes sense to make repairs on the pump, our plumbers will do so efficiently once they arrive at your home. Sometimes, it makes more sense to replace older models with newer systems designed with energy efficiency in mind. A broken pump means moisture is accumulating inside the home and that your backup for flooding in the event of a heavy rainstorm may not work properly when you really need it.
Installing these units can be complicated and require specific knowledge of plumbing systems. For example, it takes specialized training to find the lowest point of the home and to decide whether to use the submersible or pedestal pump for the best results at your home or business. It makes more sense to call bluefrog Plumbing + Drain, so we can send our top-notch technicians to handle the installation appropriately.
Even if you consider yourself handy around the home, this complex system requires specialized training and experience. We highly recommend that you use professional plumbers who do this work on a daily basis in South Florida. Besides, how long would it take you to figure out the system and install it properly? Keep your weekends for projects you really enjoy and let us come and complete the installation within one day.
Sump Pump Replacement or Repair
Pumps can often be repaired by replacing malfunctioning parts. However, you may need to replace older models that have outlived their extended lifespan. Timely replacement can prevent structural damage and keep the pump system working optimally.
This hardworking pump doesn’t often fail or require repair. However, it sometimes requires attention from a qualified bluefrog Plumbing + Drain technician.
Here are some common reasons that require repair to your system:
- Clogged pump
- Basin overfilling
- Pump doesn’t shut off
- Improper installation
- A stuck switch
Unless you or someone in the household has been trained to deal with some pumps, we recommend that you call our professional plumbers to schedule an appointment. Let the experts do what they do best and enjoy a long lifespan on this important appliance.
Contact Us for Service in Fort Lauderdale and the Surrounding Areas
To schedule sump pump installation, maintenance or repair, contact bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of Fort Lauderdale, FL, at (954) 743-0404. We will inspect your unit and provide an expert opinion on your best next step. We’ll be waiting for your call!
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