SUMP PUMP REPAIR
PORTLAND OR – VANCOUVER, CAMAS & LONGVIEW WA
For persons living in homes that are prone to gathering moisture, or in flood-prone areas, owning a sump pump is a common practice. While the cost of purchasing a sump pump may seem expensive, it is often far more costly to not have a functioning sump pump.
The benefits of using a sump pump go beyond protecting a home’s foundation from damage and deterioration because of prolonged exposure to standing water. It can also help to prevent the formation and growth of mold and mildew which is not only unsightly but can also cause health problems for the occupants of the home.
The sump pump accomplishes these benefits by carrying excess water away from the home’s foundation. These pumps can save homeowners thousands of dollars in damages as well as thousands of hours of restorative work after flooding occurs.
Do I Need Sump Pump Repair?
Determining if repair is needed rather than replacement is not always easy. A sump pump that is not functioning efficiently can be as costly as having no pump at all. Water that is not fully removed, but allowed to remain can become stagnant and develop into a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, mildew and other unwanted fungi.
The type of pump involved may be a factor to consider when looking at sump pump repair. That is because it is typically more expensive to repair a submersible pump than a pedestal type pump.
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Is Sump Pump Replacement a Better Idea?
Sometimes it is better to replace rather than repair. If the pump is more than 7 to 10 years old, it may not be cost-effective to repair. Sump pump replacement should be performed by a company experienced in doing the job. Remember, in addition to the cost of the pump, there will be charges for the labor involved with the installation.
When considering the type of pump to be replaced, it is a good idea to be aware of the types of pumps available:
- Submersible Pump: These types of sump pumps are made to work underwater within a specially prepared pit for the pump.
- Pedestal Pump: These types of pumps are also installed in the pump pit, but the motor is located on the outside of the pump.
Repair and replacement of sump pumps should be performed by experienced professionals to ensure a quality completion of the job. Having a working sump pump will be an incredible benefit to your home.