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Do You Need a Sump Pump for Your Home?

For someone who grew up in a home that never needed a sump pump, you could easily go for decades never learning about it. However, for homes with any amount of moisture in their basements, a sump pump is absolutely vital. A sump pump’s role is to also halt flooding from becoming more severe and disastrous.

Our professional team at Parobek Plumbing provide sump pump services in Bastrop, Smithville, Flatonia, and Elgin. Our plumbers have extensive training and experience to provide you with services that are precise and through. We ensure long-term solutions and promise your 100% satisfaction. We pride ourselves on the high-quality professional service we provide at a reasonable cost.

Whether you need a sump pump installed or your current equipment is experiencing issues, schedule an appointment with us for the reliable help you need.

What Is a Sump Pump & Why Are They Necessary?

Sump pumps are devices placed in the basement to remove water in homes susceptible to flooding. If your basement never floods, you never need a sump pump. If it does flood, having a sump pump is the difference between business as usual and thousands of dollars of damage. Excess water accumulates in the sump basin and is then pumped somewhere less harmful, such as a dry well or storm drain. Even if your basement is not at risk of substantial accumulated water, if it sits below the water table in your area, the dampness that accumulates can itself cause problems like rot and mold. A sump pump can keep your basement drier and prevent damage to the foundation, your possessions, and your health.

Different Types of Sump Pumps

While they all have the same primary goal, sump pumps come in several forms to accomplish it. They range in cost, effectiveness, and visibility, so you can tailor your sump pump choice to your basement and aesthetic preferences.

See below to learn more about the sump pumps available to you:

  • Pedestal sump pump- The least expensive type. As the name suggests, the pump itself sits above ground on a pedestal, so it will be fully visible in your basement once installed. The easier installation and lower cost are countered by its somewhat reduced efficiency compared to other options, functioning best with smaller basins and requiring replacement quicker. If your moisture problem needs to be addressed but is not too serious, a pedestal pump is a good option.
  • Submersible sump pump- The more permanent version of a pedestal pump. The motor in this pump is fully sealed so water cannot damage it and placed within the sump basin itself, almost entirely under your basement floor. It operates more quietly than a pedestal pump, works with larger basins, has a longer operating life, and is far less obvious visually. Submerged pumps are a better option for a finished basement where the exposed, loud motor of a pedestal pump is not desirable.
  • Sewage sump pump- A specialty type of pump if you have home sewage lines below the main line of your area. Since the sewage from your bathrooms and kitchen cannot reach the main line through gravity alone, the sewage pump adds some additional necessary force to remove it from your home.

In addition to the main sump pump systems, many homeowners appreciate the peace of mind of a backup sump pump. These backup systems usually run on either battery power or with force from the municipal water supply to ensure some level of activity even if the power goes out to your main pump. For example, a bad storm might come with heavy rainfall and also knock out the power for a few hours; a backup sump pump can ensure your basement does not flood in that timeframe before the main pump comes back online.

What Are Some Common Problems with this Device?

As with all moving parts, sump pumps can have issues that prevent proper function. The most common problem is a power failure, addressed by either having a home generator to provide power or a backup sump pump that can hold the line until the electricity returns.

Sometimes, the switch in the sump pump that tells it when to pump the water out of the sump basin can become stuck, preventing the pump from activating. This is most common with inexpensive sump pumps with cheap switches. If the pump you purchased was insufficient for the job at hand, it might simply become overwhelmed. Consult an expert to make sure the pump you are installing can work as hard as you need it to. Pumps can also lose effectiveness over time, so a pump that was strong enough in years past might not be up to the task now. Finally, in cold winters, an improper discharge system can allow water to freeze within the pipe. This blocks the pipe and prevents any water from actually being removed from the sump basin, eventually flooding your basement.

Need a new sump pump in Bastrop County? Call (512) 361-5440 to schedule your next replacement with Parobek Plumbing.

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