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Have a Sump Pump Installed for Winter

Monday, October 10th, 2016

We’re moving into fall, which means a number of things as far as getting your home ready for the next few months. One of those things is prepping for the possibility of flooding. It’s highly unlikely that your home is going to be submerged anytime soon. But catastrophic flooding is not necessary in order to inflict widespread water damage to certain parts of your home. Read on to find out how to keep your home safe from flooding with a sump pump.

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Why You Might Want to Install a Sump Pump this Fall

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Here in Phoenix, we don’t exactly have to worry about snowfall in winter. One thing that we do occasionally deal with (if we’re lucky) is rainfall. Now, rain may be considered a blessing in a desert climate like ours, but it can also bring a number of problems along with it. Flooding is a very real issue for people with basements or crawlspaces, even during more moderate rainfall. So, if you have a part of your home that may be especially vulnerable to flooding, you should take a look at installing a sump pump this fall. Read on for more information about sump pumps, and how they protect your home from flooding.

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The Benefits of Sump Pumps

Monday, June 29th, 2015

It may seem strange to talk about flooding in the middle of a desert, but there are actually plenty of people in Arizona who experience flooded areas in different parts of their homes. You don’t need to have your home completely submersed in order to suffer water damage, and flooding in even an area like a crawlspace can be very expensive to fix. If you have a number of nooks and crannies that are occasionally exposed to things like storm runoff, especially if they are located at or below ground level, you should take a look at what a sump pump can do for you.

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Pedestal vs. Submersible: The Different Types of Sump Pumps

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

If you are concerned about excess moisture in your home gathering in the basement, or you have worried about flooding damage due to a broken pipe or other plumbing accident, you should give serious consideration to calling a professional plumber to install a sump pump. Sump pumps remove water that gathers in a central pit (the sump) in a basement or other area of a home and then use impeller pumps to place it the wastewater system or a well. The Sunny Plumber has team members experienced with installing and servicing sump pumps in Glendale, AZ, so give them a call when you think it’s time to have a sump pump put into your home.

You will have to consider what type of pump to install. Your plumbing professional will help you make the best choice. There are two basic models you will consider, pedestal and submersible sump pumps

Pedestal sump pumps

These sumps pumps are placed above the sump on a—you guessed it—pedestal. A pipe runs from the sump pump down into the sump, and the motorized impeller pump draws the water up into the unit. Pedestal pumps are easy to service since they are not down in the water, and they will usually last for many years without major issues. However, they tend to use more power than submersible pumps and are not in general as energy efficient.

Submersible sump pumps

Just as the name implies, a submersible pump is placed down in the sump itself, submerged in the water. The impeller pumps draws water directly into the unit through intake valves, and the pump then pushed the water out through a pipeline leading from the sump. Submersible pumps consume less energy to do their job. However, they can suffer from more repair needs because of the continual presence of water, and they are a bit trickier to service.

Unless you are a plumbing professional, it’s difficult to determine which type of sump pump is ideal for your home. That’s why you should always contact experienced plumbers, like those at The Sunny Plumber, when you are interested in a sump pump installation for your home. We have many years of experience with servicing sump pumps in Glendale, AZ, and we will help you make the best choice for your home’s needs. Contact us today to arrange an appointment.

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Benefits of Having an Expert Install Your Gilbert, AZ Homes Sump Pump

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Is your home prone to flooding? Are you having difficulty with the latest bout of bad summer weather? Whether your home is below the water line, on a slope, or just seems to invite water into your basement or crawlspace, an expertly installed sump pump in Gilbert, AZ can ensure that your home is protected. Flooding can happen at the most inopportune times: when family is visiting, during a birthday party, or in the middle of the night. A sump pump sits in the lowest part of your basement or crawlspace and pumps water away from the site once it reaches a certain level. It sounds simple, and the process certainly is, but the installation needs to be carried out by a professional for it to work properly. Call The Sunny Plumber today for help with sump pumps in Gilbert, AZ.

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Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of having a professional install your sump pump.

  • Performance. You need your sump pump to perform well during major flooding in your home. Without this peace of mind, it’s simply not worth having one. By making sure that your sump pump is installed correctly by an expert plumber, you give yourself the advantage of its protection. It needs to be properly sized and located. Without a pro installation, your sump pump may simply not perform according to its manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Reliability. The entire principle of having a sump pump in your home rests on the fact that it’s only used occasionally. In order for your sump pump to be reliable, it should be installed by a professional and routinely maintained to test for operational effectiveness.
  • System longevity. One of the greatest risks with all types of DIY projects is that because of their sometimes wonky installation, the equipment simply does not last as long as it should. Your sump pump is no exception. In many cases, improper installation is the primary reason for poor long-term performance.

Thinking of upgrading your home with a professional sump pump installation?

Call The Sunny Plumber for help with your Gilbert, AZ homes sump pump.

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