Sump Pump installation Toronto
It doesn’t take much water to cause thousands of dollars of damage. A moist basement can also lead to mold and mildew growth, bringing with it all its related health and breathing hazards. Do you have to much water in your basement, are you worried about water backup, then you need a sump pump and at New Canadian Drain & Plumbing we got you covered. A sump pump as seen in the diagram above is there to help with water backup and flooding. If you get excess water, most likely in the basement; a sump pump can help you. The pump is connected to an outlet in your wall and goes underneath the floor with a cover, so as to be out of the way and a place for standing water to go. When water enters your home the sump pump will trigger and pump the water to a dry spot away from the house or to a sewer connection for older homes.
A sump pump can save you from a high costing wet basement repair, let one of our Toronto plumbers help you with this project. Emergency plumbing can be expensive so plan ahead and save yourself the headache. One study from the Society of Home Inspectors found that over 60% homes deal with basement moisture problems. There are two basic types of pumps. The first is called a pedestal pump which is taller and not usually as powerful as a submersible pump. These are good for occasional uses and are easily portable. The submersible pumps are usually more powerful, heavier and are meant to sit permanently at the bottom of the sump hole, As seen in the diagram.
Maintenance on a sump pump is fairly routine. To make sure your pump stays in working order for years to come here are a few tips. Check the pump about once a year if no flooding has occurred, but if there has been flooding through the year then you would want to check the pump a couple times a year to make sure in working order. Also if there has been flooding make sure to check that there are no blockages, because that can make the sump pump overheat or just work less efficiently.