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Sump Pump Installation, Maintenance and Repairs

A sump pump is designed to prevent flooding and leaking by removing water from basements, crawlspaces, and other areas under your home. It is usually installed at the lowest possible point, inside a sump pit. This is where groundwater is channeled from a drain system that surrounds the foundation of a San Antonio, TX, house. Normally, the pump turns on when a float switch is triggered, and it delivers the water to a nearby storm drain or well.

Importance of Sump Pump Maintenance

This is an important task because a sudden failure can mean water starts to pool up in the basement, and you may not realize it at first. Protect your home from the next rainstorm or groundwater intrusion by testing the device. You can have a professional service provider in Austin, TX conduct the test to ensure the system is working properly.

When a pump is tested, it should behave in the following ways:

  • The pump should automatically come on when you pour water down the sump pit.
  • The pump should then remove the water and turn off after a few seconds.
  • The float and check valve should move freely without any restrictions.

If the sump pit needs to be cleaned:

  • Physically remove dirt, gravel, and debris from the area.
  • Clear the discharge line opening so water can flow out of the basement or crawlspace.
  • Contact a plumbing expert to professionally resolve the problem.

Call a Professional for Repairs and Sump Pump Replacement

Christianson Air Conditioning & Plumbing in San Antonio and Austin, TX can fix any equipment that fails. A sump pump naturally wears out over time. There are many factors that affect how long it lasts, including the frequency in which it operates. Our personnel can perform the necessary checks, if it’s not working properly, and determine how to repair it or make replacements when needed.

We’re Experts in the Installation Process

When it comes to installation, you don’t want to take chances. That’s why Christianson is the right choice. We can install your pump by wiring it to the electrical system in your house, and install battery backup so the system operates even if there’s a power outage. Power can go out at the most inconvenient of times, as is the case when a heavy rainstorm causes both a blackout and water to encroach on your home. If desired, the pump can be plugged into an electrical outlet as well. Most sump removal systems are electrical, but there are also water-powered backups that operate on water supply pressure. They’re effective at preventing water damage during extended periods of power loss.

Contact Us to Address Any Water Pumping Issues

Christianson is a leader in San Antonio, TX when it comes to plumbing, sewer repair, and sump pump replacement. We can retrofit old homes with a pumping system. Even if your newer home already has one, our expert technicians can provide maintenance and inspect the system if there seems to be any trouble. If this is the case, contact us by calling 512-246-5400 in Austin, TX, or 210-651-1212 if you live in San Antonio.


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