Roto-Rooter Sump Pump Replacement—Tips and Tricks for Success

Roto-Rooter Sump Pump Replacement—Tips and Tricks for Success

The biggest problem with basement flooding  is there is nothing wrong with the plumbing system in the home. A lot of flooding is caused solely by the wet ground surrounding the foundation of a structure. When the topsoil gets too saturated with moisture, water will quickly start collecting in basement spaces close by. As the underground water levels rise and fall, basement flooding will come and go. This touch-and-go problem is extremely hard to deal with, unless you have a  sump pump. This pumping unit will make sure that there is never enough water to flood your basement space. We’ve provided a quick guide for installing a sump pump system.

Use the following guide for sump pump replacement:

First, find out if your existing sump pump works by pouring a full bucket of water into the sump pit.  If the pump is operating correctly, the pump will turn itself on, remove the water from the sump crock and turn itself off.

  1. The pump should be able to keep up with the flow of incoming water. If it can’t you may require a more powerful sump pump or there is a problem with the check valve or the pipe that carries away the water.
  2. If replacing a pump by yourself, be sure to follow the instructions to the letter. One tiny mistake could prevent the pump from operating properly.
  3. Don’t risk a basement flood, hire a licensed plumber to do the job right. One major advantage to this approach is that the work will be covered under the plumber’s guarantee.
  4. Consider having the plumber install a battery-operated backup sump pump that will continue working even in the event of a power failure.
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