Maitz Home Services in Allentown, PA, offers residents top-notch sump pump services by expertly trained plumbers. We are a licensed and insured plumbing company with over 50 years of experience in the trade. You can count on us to bring you the finest products and workmanship you expect from a professional plumbing company. Call Maitz Home Services for an expert assessment of your current sump pump. We are always available to answer your questions.
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What is a Sump Pump?
Sump pumps are usually found in the lowest part of a house, such as a crawlspace or a basement. Their job is to keep the area under the house dry. They do this by steering away water that has entered the house to where it can be properly drained. Sump pumps are usually powered by electricity, and there are building restrictions they must comply with.
There are different kinds of sump pumps, and we carry them all. We will be happy to discuss which sump pump is right for your needs.
Types of Sump Pumps
The sump pump you choose will depend on the area where you live and how your home was built. There are many sump pumps from which to choose, with only four being the most common among property owners.
These are the four most common sump pumps used by property owners:
- Primary - a standard sump pump that pumps water away from the structure
- Battery Backup - are battery operated to keep your pump running if the power is out
- Combination - a standard pump and a battery-operated pump combined
- Sewage Pumps - for pumping sewage waste into the septic system
Within the primary sump pumps are two other types, submersible pumps, which are put underwater in a sump pump sink, and pedestal pumps which are placed with the pump motor out of the water, on top of your sump sink.
Call Maitz Home Services, and we will be happy to go over the sump pump options available for your home.
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Sump Pump Maintenance
Some property owners may not even be aware they have a sump pump. Knowing where it is, how it works, and how to care for it is essential to ensure your sump pump works at peak efficiency always.
Check your sump pump at least once a year. Ensure that the pump's GFCI is working properly.
Make sure that the sump pump is upright and its float ball is moving freely. Also, test your pump by pouring water into the sump pit. The device should activate to discharge the water.
If you don't feel comfortable doing your own maintenance, call Maitz Home Services for a professional sump pump inspection and tune-up.