Tacoma Sump Pump Installation & Repair
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Due to the wet and soggy nature of the PNW and Tacoma area, sump pumps are very commonly applied to homes. A sump pump is a mechanism used to eliminate water that has collected in a sump basin. During the winter season when the rain is at its heaviest, it’s good to have a means of flood prevention such as this. If you have a basement that floods regularly, or your home’s foundation is below the water table, you may need a sump pump. Sump pumps are made to send otherwise unwanted water to a location where it is no longer a problem.
There are two basic kinds of sump pumps. The pedestal variety has the motor which is mounted above the sump, where it is easier to service but is necessarily more exposed and conspicuous. The other is the submersible pump, in which the motor has been mounted inside of the sump, having been sealed to prevent any possible short circuiting.
At Harts Services, our team of Tacoma sump pump specialists can help you identify your home's unique needs. Contact us today to get started with a free estimate!
Choosing the Right Pump for Your Home
There are several things to keep in mind as you move forward with selecting the sump pump that is right for your needs:
- If applicable, and if you have space, select a submersible pump. This will mean that the sump pit can be lidded. Another upside to this kind of pump is that it will reduce any noise, and prevent any detritus from falling into the pit. A tight fitting lid will also prevent moisture from being introduced into your home, which in turn will reduce the risk of mold.
- Consider selecting a pump that has a cast iron core rather than a plastic one. The cast iron will help dissipate and diffuse the heat to the surrounding water, which in turn can extend the life of your pump.
- Choose a pump with a no-screen intake to reduce the risk of clogs.
- Choose a mechanical switch over a pressure switch if possible, and a float that is solid so it does not become waterlogged and fail to switch off.
Another thing to consider when thinking about sump pump installation is whether to install a secondary pump. If you have converted your basement into usable living space, or is used to store valuables, installing a secondary pump right next to the first might be a good idea. With the use of a backup pump, you will be comfortable knowing that your basement is safe even if the primary pump fails.
You might also consider making your backup pump battery operated. In the event of a power outage, a battery operated sump pump can operate functionally usually for no more than two days, though this can depend on the demand. The importance of having a sump pump in the Pacific Northwest cannot be overstated. Whether for a home or a business, a sump pump will help keep the ground from becoming unstable due to water saturation.
Call Harts Services Today
Reach out to our team today at (253) 285-1771 to get started with a free estimate. Our Tacoma sump pump experts have everything you need to ensure the reliability of your system!