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Sump Pump Installation & Repair in Valparaiso

Is Your Sump Pump Up to the Job?

Your sump pump does essential work. When there are heavy rains or high humidity, the pump keeps your basement and crawl spaces dry and prevents flooding. Because a sump pump is installed in the lowest part of your basement or crawl space and is installed in a sump pit, you may not think much about it. The pump will continue its job of moving water out of the pit and away from your home to keep things dry.

However, if your sump pump stops working or needs repairs, there could be trouble. Not only could you face flooding during the next major storm, but a wet basement is a breeding ground for mold and mildew. The only way to prevent these problems is to make sure your unit gets the care it needs from a professional Valparaiso plumber at Regional Plumbing Heating & Air.

Watch for these signs that your sump pump needs maintenance:

  • Foul odors
  • Loud or unexpected noises
  • Rising water or flooding around the sump pump

If you notice such problems, contact the skilled Valparaiso plumbers at Regional Plumbing Heating & Air today. The longer you wait, the more severe the problems can become. We work quickly and efficiently to get the issue resolved.

Don’t let your basement turn into a pond – call (219) 369-4461!

Caring for Your Sump Pump Between Appointments

There’s a lot a homeowner can do to prevent damage or problems with a basement sump pump. In between appointments, be sure to inspect the sump area for common issues.

Check the sump pit for any debris. Toys, rocks, or small items stored near the basin can fall into the pit and keep the pump from working properly. Also, pour a little water into the sump pit and make sure the pump turns on and clears the water quickly.

Sump pumps last about ten years and then need to be replaced. Keep your pump working smoothly with regular maintenance. Contact us for an appointment at (219) 369-4461 today.

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