What is a Sump Pump?

The name gives it away. A sump pump is a small pump that is installed in a pit (sump) in your basement or other underground space for the purpose of preventing flooding and keeping the area and your home dry. It doesn’t dry out your basement; rather, it directs excess water to a nearby storm drain.
Did you know that at least 60% of homeowners have moisture problems in their basement? The higher the moisture and humidity levels are, the higher the likelihood of mold and mildew growth. A sump pump is your guard against these home disasters.

Benefits of a Sump Pump

  • Prevents flooding from rainwater
  • Protects against sewage backups
  • Keeps basement humidity levels low
  • Reduces the risk of mold and mildew growth
  • Keeps floodwater out of basement
  • Improves indoor air quality by reducing humidity levels

With a sump pump, you can reduce these water and moisture related problems in your home:

  • Wood rot
  • Wood-destroying insects
  • Insects and animals that are attracted to stagnant water
  • Mold and mildew
  • Electrical damage and potential fire hazards

Do Sump Pumps Work?

Yes, of course they work. But… if you have a power outage in the area and you don’t have a battery backup, your sump pump won’t be able to function. Talk to your sump pump specialist about a battery backup for your sump pump.

Check out this Sump Pump Diagram below:

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How much will this cost me?

You may think that the upfront costs of installing a sump pump aren’t worth it, but eradicating mold or fixing the effects of a flood are far more expensive. The average sump pump installation costs between $300-$500, while the average cleanup and mold remediation for a flooded basement will cost $1,000 or more depending on the damage involved. In other words, a sump pump pays for itself over time by preventing costly repairs.
Watch this video to learn about the different types of sump pumps available to you:

When to Call OnTime Service

OnTime Service are your sump and sewage pump experts in Hoover, AL and the surrounding area. Our plumbing services include full-service repairs, installations, and inspections. If your sump pump isn’t working properly, it’s time to call the professionals.
An OnTime licensed plumber will be able to locate where the problem lies and offer the best solutions and repair. Even if there isn’t a current hiccup, annual maintenance extends the life of your sump pump.
If you’re interested in purchasing a new sump pump, or need a professional plumber to inspect your current system, OnTime Service is guaranteed.

Give OnTime Service a call to schedule your annual heating inspection at  (205) 872-1944 .
Our experienced team of technicians is fully trained to handle any heating system. As always, we will troubleshoot your home and give you straightforward pricing options before any work begins.
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