Union County Sump Pump Replacement
Emergency Sump Pump Repair Services in Cranford & the Surrounding Union County Areas
If you’ve ever found yourself with excess water in your basement or cellar, you probably relied on a sump pump to help remove the accumulated water from your home. If you didn't have a sump pump, you probably wish you did at the time. Sump pumps are the unsung heroes that can make the difference when disaster strikes. That’s why it’s crucial that your sump pump is always working to the best of its ability. However, they need to be monitored and replaced periodically. Our reliable and experienced team at Chapman Bros. Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning can help you protect your home from future damages with our sump pump replacement and repair services.
With our plumbing technicians, you can count on:
- 24/7 emergency services
- Over 150 years of experience in the industry
- 0% financing options
When to Replace Your Sump Pump
A sump pump, on average needs to be replaced every 7 to 10 years. Since it is located in your basement, it's likely that you pay it no mind until it's too late. To prevent water damage, it's important that you are aware of the warning signs of a failing pump.
Our Union County sump pump installation plumbers recommend that you replace your sump pump when:
- The pump won't engage: Many things can cause the pump to fail to engage. If the pump has a loosely fitting lid, dirt, dust, and other debris can get in and build up over time, forming a clog. Additionally, the float can rust or dirt will build up around it, causing it to jam.
- The pump continues to run for excessive periods of time or constantly: If you've noticed that your pump seems to run continuously, it could be that the pump's water pumping capacity isn't enough to properly displace the water filling the pump.
- Your pump is nearing the end of its lifespan: If your pump is 7 years old or older, it's time to start considering a replacement. The last thing you want is for your sump pump to fail before you replace it, leading to your basement flooding and costly water damage.
- There is visible rust around your pump: When your pump begins to rust, it can lead to clogs which inevitably lead to pump failure.
When we arrive at your property, we will thoroughly inspect your pump and determine if a repair or a replacement would be the best course of action. We will always prioritize repairs over full sump pump replacements, should they be possible.
How Long Can Sump Pumps Run Continuously?
Sump pumps do burn out eventually. If your sump pump is running continuously there may be a problem. How long a sump pump can run is dependent on the amount of water that is coming into the sump pit and the quality and age of the sump pump. Sump pumps running at full efficiency can run for 20-24 hours straight. Sump pumps at a lesser quality can run for 6-18 hours straight.
Primary Sump Pumps & Water Power Backups
It’s important to always have a backup plan. Especially when not having one may result in a flooded basement. During major storms, a power outage can cause a sump pump to stop working. Other times, the primary sump pump may be too small to handle the job at hand. Having a backup can help mitigate the damage during an emergency.
One reliable option is the water-powered backup. This pump uses water pressure to siphon water out of the pump. For every gallon of city water they use, they eliminate two gallons of water from your home. Water power backups are convenient because they work as long as you have water pressure and don’t require routine maintenance or battery replacements.
Preventative Care Saves Time & Money
Testing your sump pump regularly can help ensure that your pump will be there for you when you need it most. Routine care can help detect issues before they grow into major headaches. Our dedicated team at Chapman Bros. Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning has the experience to know what to look for and to make sure your pump is rid of any dirt, rocks, or other debris. We will also check to make sure the discharge line is clear so that water can move through it freely.
Schedule a Sump Pump Service Today
As one of the longest-running plumbing companies in New Jersey, we have seen a lot of plumbing problems and have provided countless solutions. We understand the need to have a trustworthy resource when your sump pump needs to be serviced. That’s why we not only offer quality work and dependable technicians but strive to be here for you in every way possible. Trust our family-owned company with all of your sump pump replacement and repairs in Union County.
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