Replacing or Repairing a Sump Pump
Do you suspect that your sump pump needs to be either repaired or replaced? The process of repairing or replacing a sump pump isn't overly difficult; complications usually only arise if you wait too long. A malfunctioning sump pump can cause an extraordinary amount of inconvenience and damage.
How to Tell Whether Your Sump Pump Needs to Be Replaced
Most sump pumps will last a specific amount of time, but if you purchased your home with the sump pump already in it (or simply lost track of when you bought it), you might not realize that your sump pump is nearing the end of its usable life. Often, the first sign that your sump pump is going may be water rising within your basement. If you've had your sump pump for more than a decade, it's likely that you're going to need to replace it — not repair it — fairly soon. If your sump pump is newer, such as five or six years old, it may be able to be repaired instead. Repairing a sump pump that is more than 10 years old usually isn't worthwhile.
Repairing a Sump Pump in Las Vegas
If a sump pump has broken down before it needs to be replaced, it's often an issue with the seals or piping. The sump pump detects the rising of water levels in order to initiate, and when it does so, it transfers water away from your home's foundation. The sump pump may not be properly turning on or detecting water levels, or it may just need to be resealed. Regardless, these fixes are usually fairly quick to do. Still, if you've been having problems consistently, you might just want to get a new sump pump; they're fairly inexpensive.
Choosing and Installing a New Sump Pump
Our technicians can help you choose the sump pump that is best for your needs. As with other elements in your home, the technology for sump pumps does change over the years — but not as much as for many other appliances. Consequently, you can often simply replace your old sump pump with a model that is very similar. We can also help you select an energy-efficient sump pump to ensure that your utility bills stay low and that your home remains eco-friendly. Installing a new sump pump takes only a matter of hours and shouldn't be a significant inconvenience!
If you aren't certain whether your sump pump needs to be repaired or replaced, contact us today! Our experienced, certified technicians can come to your home and determine how long your sump pump can reliably last.