Sump Pump Installation
Basement and Crawl Space Sump Pump Install
Basements and crawl spaces can flood for a wide variety of reasons. Your basement could be experiencing runoff from rainfall or snow due to a compromised drainage system. The water table in your area may also be high, contributing to the compromised drainage system.
If you are experiencing flooding issues in your basement or crawl space, it may be in your best interest to hire a professional to install a sump pump in your home. A sump pump will ensure your basement and crawl space stay dry by channeling the unwanted water away from the basement.
For professional sump pump installation services in the Clackamas, Oregon City and Portland, OR areas, Simply Shocking is the leading choice. With over a decade of experience installing and serving the electrical needs of sump pumps in the Pacific Northwest, we know how to get the job done right the first time.
Sump Pump Replacement
Unfortunately, sump pumps can occasionally malfunction and die out over time. Problems can also arise from faulty installation and service of sump pumps as well. The most common issues with sump pumps include an overwhelmed and clogged pump and frozen discharge in the sump pump line.
Alternatively, the quality of your sump pump matters as well, because if you are experiencing a high level of flooding and have a low capacity pump, you may need to replace your existing sump pump with a new one to accommodate the level of water your basement and crawl space are exposed to.
Signs Your Sump Pump Needs to be Replaced
Warning signs that your sump pump needs to be replaced aren’t always obvious. To help you prolong its lifespan, or endure additional costs, watch out for the following signs:
- Pooling water in your basement or crawl space – water in your basement or crawl space is a definite sign that the sump pump has failed.
- Water above the float in the tank – when you look in the holding tank, there is a float valve. When water reaches the float valve, the sump pump should turn on. Water above the float valve indicates you sump pump has failed.
- Failed Switch – When electrical switch goes bad, the signal is not transmitted and the pump will not function. Switches can be fixed, but for a small amount, a new sump pump can be installed.
- Unusual noises – Over time, dirt and debris can clog the propeller. Strange noises within your pump is a sign of failure.
Rather than buying the wrong sump pump and regretting your decision later, call Simply Shocking to take care of your basement flooding and crawl space electrical needs. We have the expertise to recommend a high quality sump pump, and to conduct proper installation of the pump as well. In addition, we are happy to also undertake the servicing and maintenance of installed sump pumps too!