Sump Pump Installations

Sump Pump InstallationsLast updated: October 31, 2017‘ Sump pump installations are an important safety measure used to prevent a basement or ground floor (if the house does not have a basement) from flooding. It is most often used in houses and neighborhoods where flooding is a common problem. It is commonly used in areas where the basement is below the water table, and water seeps into a house due to drain water rising, which can cause major damage to your home.

How a Sump Pump is Installed

There are three main components to sump pump installations: the sump pit, the actual pump, and a discharge pipe. The main idea of a sump pump is to pump out water out of the pit via the pipe when the water level rises to a certain point.

The first step is creating a pit in which to install the sump pump. The pit can vary in size but is usually around the size of a garbage bin. A pit that size is dug at the lowest point of the basement (or ground floor) or where water accumulates. The sump pump is installed inside the pit and connected to an outlet. The pump is then connected to a discharge pipe that leads outside the house, preferably somewhere water can slope down.

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How the Sump Pump Works

The premise of sump pump installations is quite simple. As the water level rises, the pit fills with water. Similar to how the float in toilets works, the float rises as the water level rises. Once it reaches a certain point (below the surface of the basement), the float rises and activated a switch that turns on the pump. The pump starts pushing the water out through the discharge pipe and out the house. The pumps should typically be connected to a one-way valve to prevent water from flowing back to the pump. Once the water level recedes, the float falls down turning the pump off. An elegant solution to fixing a problem that can cost tens of thousands.

Choose Plumber.ca For Local Sump Pump Installations?

Plumber.ca is an industry leader that has been helping home and business owners with their plumbing needs for over 25 years. Our knowledgeable and professional service technicians are hired based on experience. They have done sump pump installations several times over the years. They know all the ins and outs, tips and tricks to get any job done. From time to time, as with any technology, sump pumps require a bit of maintenance. While most problems can be solved by yourself, it is a good idea to call a professional to take a look just to be on the safe side. We will send out our experienced staff whenever you have any issues or need some help with maintaining your sump pump. Along with sump pumps, there are other solutions to fixing your flooding problems, such as the installation of Backwater Valves. Call us today for more information and find out what is the best flood prevention method for you.


Here are our popular service areas for local sump pump installations:

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  • Toronto Plumbers – (416) 433-1111
  • Acton Plumbers – (905) 691-5555
  • Ajax Plumbers – (905) 391-4444
  • Aurora Plumbers – (905) 717-7000
  • Bolton Plumbers – (905) 867-6666
  • Bradford Plumbers – (905) 868-5000
  • Brampton Plumbers – (905) 867-6666
  • Burlington Plumbers – (905) 483-1000
  • Etobicoke Plumbers – (416) 433-1111
  • Georgetown Plumbers – (905) 691-5555
  • Hamilton Plumbers – (905) 869-8000
  • Markham Plumbers – (416) 433-1111
  • Milton Plumbers – (905) 691-5555
  • Mississauga Plumbers – (905) 601-8000
  • Newmarket Plumbers – (905) 868-5000
  • Oakville Plumbers – (905) 483-1000
  • Orangeville Plumbers – (519) 938-1111
  • Richmond Hill Plumbers – (416) 433-1111
  • Scarborough Plumbers – (416) 433-1111
  • Uxbridge Plumbers – (905) 391-4444
  • Vaughan Plumbers – (416) 433-1111
  • Whitby Plumbers – (905) 391-4444

*If your town or city is not listed above please call the nearest local phone number to you as we have local plumbing professionals in many additional locations. Thank you.


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