Sump Pump Installation services
When installing a sump pump in your Andover area home, you will need to know which type best suits your needs and home design. The two main types of residential sump pumps—pedestal and submersible—both pump out excess groundwater, but they provide different benefits because of the way each type functions.
Pedestal Sump Pump
Pedestal sump pumps are mounted above the well or sump basin, which makes the motor easier to access for maintenance. They are economical and ideal for smaller pits; however, they don’t usually last as long as submersible sump pumps and must be installed where the motor cannot get wet.
Submersible Sump Pump
Unlike the pedestal sump pump, the submersible pump has a sealed motor to allow the pump to be fully submerged in the sump pit. They tend to be more expensive than pedestal pumps, but they are quieter and ideal for finished basements. They are also safer for children and tend to last a lot longer than pedestal pumps.
Whether you need a pedestal or submersible sump pump installation, call Air Mechanical for any sump pump installation service.
Sump Pump Maintenance and Repair
Preventative maintaining for any type of sump pump is will help to minimize water damage and health effects from toxic mold growth or polluted groundwater. We also recommend installing a battery–powered backup pump to take over when there’s a power outage, particularly if you are away from home a lot. We can show you some ways to help maintain your pump, but you should also schedule a yearly inspection and cleaning with an Air Mechanical plumber.
If your sump pump is not working correctly, call one of our sump pump repair technicians to troubleshoot. Here are some troubleshooting tips to get you started:
If there’s been a power outage, make sure your sump pump is fully plugged in before you check the fuses. Take extra precautions if you have standing water around your sump pump, since there’s always the potential of electric shock and serious injury. If you have any concerns at all, call an Air Mechanical plumber before you try to troubleshoot a broken sump pump.
Float Switch for Submersible Pumps
If you have a submersible pump, it’s important to regularly check your sump pit to make sure that there isn’t anything that could clog the filter. The filter on most submersible models is not equipped to handle large bits of debris, and a clogged filter will cause the pump to work less efficiently. Additionally, construction material from an unfinished basement or other debris could cause the float switch to get stuck in the on position. When this happens the motor will run continuously and overheat. Try to clear out any foreign objects if your motor will not turn off, and if that doesn’t work, call Air Mechanical immediately.
We provide emergency repair services, and we’ll respond to your call as fast as we can. Remember that a failed sump pump lead to water damage without a backup system, so call us ASAP if your sump pump has stopped working.
The sump pump specialists at Air Mechanical are trained to install and repair pedestal or submersible sump pumps for residences throughout the area. Call us any time to make an appointment.