24/7 Rooters provides sump pump repair and installation services in Morris, Middlesex, Bergen, and the Greater Northern New Jersey area. Sump pumps are a common fixture in homes in low-lying areas frequently found in New Jersey. Heavy rains and rapidly melting snow can cause flooding, leading to the need for a sump pump in a basement or crawl space.
A study by the American Society of Home Inspectors revealed that more than 60 percent of homes in the United States have water damage. Most likely, an even larger percentage will have to deal with a flooded basement at some point.
How Do Sump Pumps Work?
The purpose of a sump pump is to remove standing water quickly to avoid damage to your home’s foundation. A sump pump is placed in a pit in the lowest part of your basement or crawl space. As the pit fills up, an automatic switch is triggered to turn on the pump, moving the water out of the pit through pipes and away from the foundation of your home. A one-way valve keeps water from returning to your home.
Why Do Sump Pumps Fail?
Sump pumps can fail for a variety of reasons. Here are some of the most common ones:
- Power loss or outage
- Overwhelmed pump
- Clogged sump pump
- Frozen or clogged discharge pipe
- Switch problems
- Sump pump runs all the time
- Improperly installed sump pump
- Lack of maintenance
At 24/7 Rooters, we will evaluate your sump pump to determine the problem and repair it in a timely manner. Sump pumps generally last from seven to ten years. If your sump pump is more than ten years old, it is recommended that you replace it to ensure maximum efficiency.
Our professional staff has over 25 years of experience maintaining sump pumps. 24/7 Rooters also provides Sewer Line Repair and Lead Pipe Replacements in the Northern New Jersey area. For a quote on a sump pump repair or upgrade, call us today!