Springfield, IL Sump Pump Repair and Sump Pump Installation

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MB Heating & Cooling | Sump Pump Install

Why Are Sump Pumps Important?

In homes with crawl spaces and basements, sump pump installation is a must! When groundwater levels rise during periods of heavy rain or melting snow, water naturally moves to the lowest point around it. As crawl spaces and basements sit below ground level, they are prone to dampness and can even flood.

Sump pumps deliver protection against water damage. The sump pump sits in the sump pit, which is a hole that extends below the flooring to create a collection point for water. The sump pump turns on when water levels in the sump pump reach a certain point to direct water away from your home through its drain lines.

Flooding in basements and crawl spaces cause extensive damage for homeowners – the sump pump is a tool used to mitigate this risk and protect the home. If you don’t have a sump pump and are tired of your basement being underwater, we can take care of that as well.


Signs Your Sump Pump Isn’t Working

A sump pump is useless if it is unable to perform when you need it to. Avoid a basement flood or water damage caused by sump pump failure when you recognize the early warning signs that your sump pump needs repair or replacement:

  • Rattling or grinding noises indicate worn bearings, or damage to the impeller
  • Excessive vibrations are also a sign of impeller damage
  • Sump pumps don’t last as long when they aren’t in regular use – if it rarely runs, early replacement may be needed
  • Float switch malfunctions cause constant running which wears out the sump pump
  • Irregular cycling indicates wiring malfunctions or an improperly positioned float switch
  • When a sump pump runs for long periods, it’s a sign the unit doesn’t have the horsepower required to manage water volume or drainage distance

Quality Sump Pump Repair Service

Sump pumps can fail at any point and for many reasons. A failure can be caused by a float switch break or if the float switch sticks. The intake screen in the sump can become clogged if the water exceeds the sump pump’s ability to remove the water, or the sump pump develops airlocks. As with all mechanical equipment, sump pumps sometimes break down. If yours starts acting up, rest assured that our highly skilled plumbers repair all makes and models quickly and affordably.


Affordable Sump Pump Installation

Generally, you shouldn’t need to replace the sump pump until it’s rated lifespan. However, it is important to keep up with maintenance to ensure the system works for as long as possible and to give your service professional a chance to catch any looming issues.Don’t risk flooding or water damage in your home – turn to MB Heating & Cooling for quality sump pump repair and replacement services. If your existing sump pump shows signs of impending failure, contact us to get a new unit in place to protect your home.

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