Sump Pump Installation
Covenant Plumbing offers sump pump installation for all of Bloomington-Normal. We promise professional service from skilled experts, leading to a trouble-free installation. If your sump pump is not working, or if it's time for a replacement as part of regular maintenance, call the experts at Covenant Plumbing for sump pump replacement.
What Causes Sump Pump Failure?
There are several factors that could cause your sump pump to fail. These include:
- Improper installation
- Issues with the switch
- Clogged lines
- Power failure
- Lack of maintenance
Quick and Affordable Sump Pump Replacement
Covenant Plumbing can replace your sump pump efficiently and for the best price. Across Bloomington, we offer:
- Sump pump replacement
- Sump pump repair
- Ejector pump replacement
- Battery back-up sump systems
- And more!
Repair or Replace Your Sump pump?
If your sump pump can be repaired, Covenant Plumbing will do all we can to repair it. Start with a free consultation to see whether the following issues can be most cost-effectively and reliably resolved through repair or replacement:
- A switch or float that won’t move
- Mold or mildew smells
- Loud whirring or whining when turning on or off
- Rusted components
- Failure to activate in the presence of water
Read more: Should I replace my sump pump?
If you depend on a sump pump to keep your basement from flooding, it’s important to have a backup sump pump system in place, just like it’s important to back up the hard drive on your computer. The most reliable sump pump available in the industry is still a mechanical device and can fail. A backup sump pump system greatly reduces the chance of flooding, but it's one of those things that most people don’t think about until it’s too late.
Read More: Why do I need a backup sump pump?
Two of the most common backup options available are:
Water-powered sump pumps are powered by the municipal water pressure coming into your home. The nice thing about this sump pump backup option is that you don’t have to worry about keeping a battery charged all the time, and if you have an extended power outage, you won’t have to worry about the pump failing.
The downside is that you can only use a water-powered backup sump pump if you have access to a municipal water supply. There is a cost involved also. When in operation, this type of pump will use one gallon of city water for every two gallons pumped out of your sump pit. You will be billed for this water usage.
We install an alarm on all backup sump pump systems so that you will hear a loud beeping when the backup sump pump is in operation.
Battery backups are the most common type of backup sump pump option. They consist of a battery, about the size and shape of a car battery, as well as a secondary sump pump that is mounted above the primary pump. The battery backup will run three to six hours non-stop if fully charged.
The downside of battery-powered systems is the maintenance required. You must test the battery to make sure it's charged and ready for operation frequently and replace the battery as recommended by the manufacturer (usually every three to five years).