As North America’s Largest Residential Plumbing & Drain Service Provider, We Know Sump Pumps!
A properly installed and maintained sump pump will solve most basement flooding and leaking issues. As residential plumbing experts, Roto-Rooter’s team of Toronto area plumbers can inspect your property and install weeping tile around your home’s basement foundation that will catch ground water and runoff water from around and beneath your basement foundation and direct it into a sump pit or well. A modern, efficient electric powered sump pump will discharge the collected water out of the pit or and into the city storm drain or out on the property, away from the foundation based on local code requirements.
Perform Regular Sump Pump Testing.
It is very important to test your sump pump often to ensure it is working properly. You can test our sump pump by either filling up your sump pump pit or well with water from a garden hose or a bucket. Your sump pump should turn on when the water reaches a level below the flood line, discharge most of the water from the pit and shut itself off in a matter of seconds. Soon all water will be discharged. Some water in the bottom of the pit is normal and can help trap smells and gasses. If flooding is occurring in your basement, and your sump pump pit is not filling up with water, your weeping tile may be blocked or broken. You can test your weeping tile by running a garden hose to your window wells and turning the water on. Eventually, this water should make its way to your sump pump pit. If you suspect a blocked or broken weeping tile or are experiencing poor water drainage or pooling around your foundation, call Roto-Rooter immediately.
Consider a Backup Sump Pump Power Source.
If your home or business experiences a power failure or disruption for an extended period of time, if your power source short circuits a backup power source like a generator or a heavy duty marine battery can power your sump pump and protect your basement from flooding and water damage. Ask our Toronto Roto-Rooter plumbers about the best back up solution for your property.
When to Replace Your Sump Pump.
As with any machine, especially those that come into contact with water, your home’s sump pumps will eventually wear out and break down over time, and the more often it runs, and the longer it pumps, the sooner it will break down and will either need to be repaired or replaced altogether. If your sump pump is not turning on as often as it should, if minor flooding is occurring, or it fails to discharge a sufficient amount of water, it may be time to call Roto-Rooter.