Everyone has heard the old joke, “If you don’t like the weather in the Midwest, just wait a few minutes and it will change.” Of course the joke isn’t very funny when you’re dealing with the impacts of a wet spring and the inevitable wet basement! Even if the weather changes, you’re still left with the water!
WIREONE has been helping homeowners tackle their sump pumps and water mitigation systems for more than a decade. If you’re pump won’t switch on or has become unreliable, we will present you with a variety of options that will get your system running again, on time, and on budget!
Sump pumps work almost every day moving water away from your foundation to keep your house from flooding. They are usually located in your basement in the lowest point in the floor in a hole called the sump hole. Any water that flows into your basement will make its way to this lowest point. Your sump pump hooks up to your wastewater drain. When water enters your basement, the pump pulls it away from your foundation into your wastewater system and keeps your basement from flooding.
There are two main types of sump pumps that are most commonly installed in people's homes; submersible and pedestal. Both types work fundamentally the same way. Inside there is a float that rises as the water level rises. Once the water is above a certain level the pump is triggered to turn on, sucking the water in and releasing it out of your home.
Both types of sump pumps need electricity to function, which means you need a reliable electrical connection, and a power backup should a storm knock out your supply. A battery backup keeps your sump pump running when the power goes out, as does a second pump that is powered by batteries.
Electricity is dangerous enough to work around - electricity and water combined are even more dangerous! Never try to work on your sump pump without the assistance of a professional electrician. At WIREONE, we take home safety seriously. During your residential service call, we will provide:
If you need assistance with your sump pump, we’ll inspect your system, discuss the problems with you and suggest the best ways to move forward, with a variety of pricing options and strategies to fit every budget. We’ll also make sure that your home is as safe and dry before our job is complete.
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