A pump is any device that aids in the movement of a fluid. Pumps move fluids down or out of pipes by displacing them. To move fluid, most pumps employ some form of compressional action. Naturally, these parts will wear out and break over time. You can trust the experts at Leto Plumbing & Heating to take care of your sump pump service and properly maintain it so that it works properly all year. Call our team today for a free estimate!
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Common Pumping Issues
A reliable sump pump is a homeowner’s first line of defense against a basement flood caused by a storm or a plumbing problem. When a sump pump malfunctions, it can exacerbate an existing problem or create floods. These are the most typical causes of sump pump failure:
- Overwhelmed sump pump
- Clogged sump pumps and switches
- Frozen or clogged discharged lines
- Power lost to the sump pump
- Sump pump running nonstop
If your sump pump isn’t working properly or needs to be upgraded, contact Leto Plumbing & Heating for a free consultation.
Where is a Pumping System Used?
A sump pump is typically installed in your home’s basement and is used to pump water out of your home and into another location, such as a storm drain. Although sump pumps do sit above your sump basin, they are often positioned beneath the floor of your basement. Sump pumps are very useful for people who live in flood-prone areas or in rainy locations. However, before deciding whether or not you need a basement sump pump, you should find out what type of sump pump is installed in your home and how much rainfall your town or city receives to see if you’re prone to flooding.
Signs That You Need Pumping Services
Because there are so many various types of sump pumps, always refer to your owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommendations on normal maintenance and servicing schedules. On most sump pumps, the following maintenance frequency is commonly recommended:
If your sump pump removes water from a washing machine, you may need to clean the pump on a monthly basis. It’s also recommended that the pump be unplugged before cleaning and that it is plugged back in afterward.
If your sump pump does not dispose of washing machine water, you should clean the pump once every three to four months.
Your sump pump should be deep cleaned at least once a year. You can do this by removing the sump pump and thoroughly cleaning both the pump and the pit.
A professional inspection of your sump pump once a year will help ensure your pump is working correctly and extend its lifespan. Leto Plumbing & Heating can handle any sump pump inspections and repairs for your home or business in Plainfield, IL.
Benefits of Professional Plainfield Pumping Services
Because your sump pump is a crucial piece of equipment for your home’s plumbing system, Leto Plumbing & Heating can keep it in top working order to provide you with complete peace of mind. Regular sump pump maintenance will provide the following benefits to home and business owners in Plainfield, IL:
- Extend the life of your sump pump equipment
- Protect your property from flooding
- Ensure your sump pumps are prepared to quickly solve flooding issues
Leto Plumbing & Heating can swiftly and efficiently check for problems. Regular sump pump maintenance will save you thousands of dollars in repair and replacement costs if it fails and causes floods and structural damage down the road.
Overview of Our Preventative Pumping Maintenance Services
Leto Plumbing & Heating specializes in sump pump installation, repair, and maintenance. You can rely on our staff for professional advice and help throughout the entire life cycle of your equipment, from installation to replacement. We take pride in our workmanship and courteous customer service, whether you are working with us for the first time or have been a client for many years.
Choosing, installing, and maintaining Plainfield, IL sump pumps is simple with Leto Plumbing & Heating. Contact us to learn more about sump pumps and how your pump can run more efficiently.
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