Sump Pump Products & Services
What is a Sump Pump? Your Basement’s Best Friend
If you live in New Jersey, you know how common basement flooding can be. Water can be a nightmare for homeowners and cause damage to everything from your flooring to irreplicable personal items. Not to mention the money that goes down the drain to pay for clean-up and potential mold remediation.
Goodbye, Wet Basement
You don’t have to succumb to water in your home. Meet your basement’s new best friend, the sump pump. With a durable and well-installed sump pump, you can easily mitigate or avoid water damage completely.
How sump pumps work involves collecting water in a basin called a sump pit. The water is then pumped out of the pit and either into a lower point in your yard or to the city sewer depending on your city’s codes. Keep in mind that it isn’t enough to just have a sump pump in your basement, it needs to be maintained and replaced for optimal protection. If your sump pump is more than five years old, it’s time to consider replacing it to prevent a disaster from happening.
Types of Sump Pumps
A quality sump pump can ease your worries no matter what the weather is outside. It can also help keep your basement warm and dry all year round by preventing dampness, removing moisture, and controlling the humidity levels. Installing a sump pump also means preventing things like mold, mildew, termite infestations, and peeling paint. What can’t a sump pump do?
There are two main types of sump pumps, a submersible pump, and a pedestal pump. A submersible pump is installed underwater in the sump pit. While a pedestal pump sits above the sump pit, with the pump motor positioned outside of the water. Submersible pumps tend to be the more popular option because they take up less space in your house, make less noise, and work faster than a pedestal sump pump. On the other hand, pedestal sump pumps tend to be less expensive and last longer because their motor isn’t installed in water.
Additional types of sump pumps include those that do not require power to operate. These types of pumps rely on water pressure from your home to operate. Because these water-powered sump pumps do not rely on electricity, they are great for saving energy and can be relied on even if a storm knocks your power out.
A.J. Perri also installs Zoller water-assisted backup sump pumps. These pumps run off city water pressure and are critical in areas that lose power during storms. These pumps are mounted in the same pit as the standard pump and re-piped into the existing discharge. All code-compliant fittings and metering devices are included with installation.
Quality Basepump®, Blue Angel®, and Zoeller® Brands
At. A.J. Perri we have decades of experience installing and servicing sump pumps for our New Jersey neighbors, and your satisfaction is our primary goal.
We offer a comprehensive line of time-tested, high-quality sump pumps to meet your needs, including brands like Basepump®, Blue Angel®, and Zoeller®. We’ll dig the pit and install the basin and pump, as well as install the discharge piping.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why does my sump pump keep running?
Sump pumps are designed to switch on when the water levels in your sump pit reach a specific level. If yours is running even when it shouldn’t, it could be a result of a clogged discharge line, a malfunctioning float switch or a faulty check valve. There’s also a chance that it could be too small for the amount of water it needs to handle. If that’s the case, it may run for too long because it can’t remove water from the pit.
How do I know if my sump pump is working properly?
Signs that your pump is working adequately include turning itself on and off automatically during periods of heavy rain. If you’re hearing strange noises coming from it, it’s running non-stop or failing to activate when water levels are high, you might need to call us for sump pump repair services.
How do I keep my sump pump clean?
Regular maintenance is crucial to ensure your unit works as it should. This includes cleaning it by removing any debris from the sump pit and following the manufacturer’s instructions. Because of the safety concerns, it’s always a good idea to call our professionals for sump pump help that includes proper cleaning.
How much does a sump pump cost to install?
The cost of basement sump pump installation can vary a lot depending on a number of factors. These include the type of pump, the complexity of the process and where it will be installed. On average, you should expect to pay several hundred dollars. This is why it’s critical to contact our experienced sump pump installation company to ensure the job is done right.
Why is it important to hire professionals to service my sump pump?
Your sump pump is your home’s first line of defense against flooding and water damage. This means you need to be able to count on it to perform as it should. When you call us for sump pump installation in New Jersey and more, you can be certain you’ll receive the highest levels of expertise. Our technicians have the knowledge and skills necessary to diagnose and resolve any issues and make sure your unit is properly installed. Trusting our pros also helps prevent any safety issues that could result from trying to do the work yourself.
What are the most common sump pump problems?
There are a number of issues you may experience with your sump pump, including:
- Failure: Power outages, mechanical failures and clogged discharge lines can cause your pump to stop working.
- Float switch problems: If your pump’s float switch becomes stuck or malfunctions, it means your unit won’t switch on when it needs to. This puts your home at risk of flooding.
- Clogged discharge lines: Leaves, twigs and other debris can get stuck in your pump’s discharge lines, meaning it can’t remove water from the pit as effectively as it should.
- Incorrect sizing: Having a pump that’s large and powerful enough to meet your needs is essential. Choosing one that’s too small means it will have a difficult time keeping up with the amount of water entering your sump pit.
- Check valve problems: Your pump’s check valve is responsible for keeping water from flowing back into the pit once it’s been pumped out of it. If this component doesn’t function properly, water can flow back into the pit and force your pump to run continuously.
Given the importance of sump pumps for keeping your home’s basement dry and safe, you really need to put your trust in our professionals to keep it functioning as effectively and efficiently as possible. For more on sump pumps or any of our other products and services, please contact us. Don’t forget to ask us about our exclusive 100% Satisfaction Guarantee!