If you’re a homeowner, you probably never want to have to deal with water damage. Luckily, you won’t have to, if your Johnson City, TN, home is properly protected. Sump pumps work to remove excess or flood water out of your home. This can limit water damage and save you thousands in repairs. At Marc Francis Plumbing we are your reliable sump pump experts. From helping you with installations to repairing your existing pump, you can count on our expert staff to keep your home in the best shape possible!
Dealing with a plumbing emergency? We’re here to help! Our staff is always on call, 24/7, getting you fast solutions when you need them most.
How Do Sump Pumps Work?
A sump pump is a pump located in the lowest part of a home. It’s designed to keep the area under your home dry and free of moisture in order to prevent water damage. These systems often have a level that checks water levels around your home. When the rise above the normal check level, the pump cycles on, removing any excess water from around your home.
These systems work automatically and are often the difference between minor water cleanup and a whole home loss. Whether it’s flood water, a burst pipe, or even construction damage to a water main, you need a sump pump on and working in your home at all times.
Types of Sump Pumps
There are many different sump pumps out on the market today that cater to different needs and budgets. Consult with one of our plumbing experts to find out what kind of sump pump is best for your home and learn more about our sump pump installation and sump pump maintenance services.
- Submersible Sump Pump - A submersible sump pump’s job is to work while completely submerged in water. It’s located in the sump pump reservoir. It works by activating a motor that acts when exposed to water and can automatically shut off after the water has cleared.
- Pedestal Sump Pump - As you probably guessed by the name, pedestal sump pumps sit above ground and is never submerged in water. It works through a pipe system that transfers the excess water through a pipe and disposes of it back into the water system or through a well. Pedestal sump pumps tend to have a longer life since they are never submerged in water, decreasing the risk of the wear and tear that water tends to accelerate.
Sump pumps also come in different sizes that are made to tailor to every home’s needs so make sure to ask about our sump pump services and we will assist you in making the right decision.
Sewer line damage is often a cause of flooding around your home. Be sure to ask our technicians how sewer video camera inspection services can benefit your home.
Choose Our Plumbing Pros
The importance of a sump pump is not to be taken lightly, Most newer construction homes already come equipped with a working sump pump, while older homes need sump pump installation services.
At Marc Francis Plumbing, we provide sump pump installation, sump pump repair, and sump pump maintenance services to homeowners around the Tri-Cities! Don’t wait until your basement floods or you have another sump pump emergency! Instead, give us a call and work with our plumbers to find the ideal solution for your home needs.