Sump Pumps

Flooding in the basements and crawlspaces of homes is a serious problem that can create long-term water damage and short-term loss of many valuables. Unfortunately, flooding is common during the rainy season and in the spring when the snow melts. There are different approaches you can take to avoid flooding in your home, such as making sure you have a good set of rain gutters. But perhaps the best defense against flooding in a basement or crawlspace—and a good defense against moisture build-up in general—is to have professional plumbers install a sump pump.

If you are interested in a sump pump for your house, or you have a sump pump that isn’t working correctly, let the licensed plumbers at Baxter Comfort Solutions take care of everything. We provide many indoor plumbing installations and other services in Baxter, IA and throughout the “golden circle” between Ames, Des Moines, Newton, and Marshalltown. Whether you need a sump pump replacement, repairs, or other work, you can trust the job to us.

The Advantages of Sump Pump Installation

A sump pump consists of an electrically–powered water pump and an excavated pit where water collects (the sump). When water enters the sump, the motors of the pump turn on automatically and draw the water from the pit and send it into the wastewater system or a well. This prevents flooding that can come from weather conditions or busted pipes, protecting a house even when no one is there. A sump pump is also useful for houses built on property with high water tables. Moisture can easily seep into the basements of these homes and create problems with high humidity, mold growth, wood warping, and structural damage.

Types of Sump Pumps

There are two basic sump pump types for replacement and installation. A plumber can help you pick the best type to serve your home:

  • Pedestal sump pump: This pump sits above the sump on a pedestal. A pipe runs from the pump down into the pit, and a float activates the pump motors when water enters it. The pump draws the water up through the pipe and then forces it into the wastewater system.
  • Submersible sump pump: As the name implies, this pump is set down in the sump itself and turns on when water rises up to its intakes. The motors pull water through the intakes and push it up out of a pipe and into the wastewater plumbing.

We Offer Sump Pump Repair and Maintenance in Baxter

Any appliance that is in contact with water is at a risk of a malfunction. Before the rainy season starts, test your sump pump by pouring water down into the sump. If it isn’t working, call for our repair technicians to fix it. If we can’t fix it, or we think that a sump pump replacement is the best course, we’ll advise you on getting a new one. We also offer regular maintenance for sump pumps to provide you with the reassurance that your home will be well protected through the coming rains.

At Baxter Comfort Solutions, we want to make you a customer for life, and we’ll see that you have the best possible experience when you contact us for sump pump service or any plumbing work you need in Baxter, IA.

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