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sump pump repairsIf your home is in a place that has a high water table, is very flat, or at low elevation, a sump pump is an essential part of your home and keeping the sublevel portion of your home free from water damage. Sump pumps come in a variety of types and with various options, but have one job: to remove excess water from your home.

Sump pump repairs can take many forms. In some cases, the sump pump wears out or components fail, leaving your home and property susceptible to damage from excess water. The float that triggers the system initially could fail, leaving the system without an “on” switch. For this reason, it’s usually a good idea to have the pump off the very bottom of the sump, so that it avoids collecting debris and to pour water into the sump every few months to trigger the system and see if the float works as it should.

The pipe out of the sump pump usually delivers water to the city drainage system, and a one-way valve makes sure that water sent down that pipe cannot return. However, air can occasionally make its way into the valve, rendering it effectively useless. Checking these valves occasionally can save you on replacing damaged equipment; if not, more extensive and expensive sump pump repairs will be needed for the machine.

Having the right system for your space is likewise important. A pump that is too small for the potential amount of water or improperly installed will be unable to do its job and will overwork itself and burn out more often, leading to greater expenses in sump pump repairs or replacement. Expert advice and installation are essential for a sump pump, and this further ensures a professional knows the ins and outs of your particular system and home.

At Lee Kirk & Sons Septic, we’ve been a family business specializing in septic and waste disposal needs since 1959. We’re a state certified septic inspection company and specialize in repairs of all aspects of a septic or sump pump system. Whether it’s a new construction or a small repair, we have all your commercial or residential solutions at an affordable price!