Sump Pump Installation in Indianapolis
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The purpose of sump pumps is pretty easy to understand. If you have one, you can typically find it in a space below ground level in your home. While not every home needs one, most homes with a crawlspace or basement do need a sump pump.
Need sump pump installation or repair? We are ready to help. Call our Indianapolis plumbers at (317) 900-4513.
What You Need to Know About Sump Pumps
Here are four simple facts about sump pumps to help you understand their purpose or function:
- Rain or natural ground water can enter your home through a perimeter drain. This water can fill a pit in your basement, and your sump pump works to remove water by pumping it out into a dry well or a storm drain.
- A sump pump is usually required in homes that have space below ground level, such as a basement or a crawlspace. Without a sump pump, this space typically floods when it rains heavily. Your sump pump can help prevent this flooding by pumping water out before it reaches the top of the sump pit.
- Every sump pump eventually fails at some point in its lifetime. For example, if your power goes out, your sump pump won't work. This is why we recommend having a battery powered backup sump pump in addition to your primary sump pump. This can help prevent flooding in your home if there is a heavy storm and you lose power.
- You can test that your sump pump is working correctly by dumping water in it. You can hear the pump kick on and begin pumping out water. It's always a good idea to check that your sump pump is working in the spring before the heavy rains to prevent your basement from flooding.
At Hope Plumbing, we recommend Zoeller® pumps and battery powered backup sump pumps. Zoeller® is a reliable and affordable brand that is completely manufactured in the USA. Each pump is tested by hand to assure its quality. We typically install a 1/3 horsepower sump pump in standard situations. Our Indianapolis sump pump specialists can also install homeowner provided sump pumps and backups should our customers choose to use these instead.
Call our office at (317) 900-4513 to schedule an appointment or inquire about our sump pumps.