Sump Pump Service in Toronto

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Sump Pump Installation and Repair Services in Toronto

If your residence’s basement is below the city’s main water supply line, you’re at a high risk of flooding during storms. Basements in these areas are usually dark, poorly ventilated areas where you can fall victim to rising water levels. This stagnant water then transforms into a breeding spot for rodents and bacteria. To help the residents of Toronto fight flooding basements, Santos Water Service & Drain brings you one of the most efficient solutions – a sump pump.

Sump Pump Service in Toronto
Sump Pump Service in Toronto

What Is a Sump Pump?

A sump pump is a pump placed inside a sump pit. It can be submerged beneath the water and performs the essential drainage function. It is the soul of the sump system for drainage during rain emergencies. The sump pump system comprises three major components: a sump pump, a sump pit, and a discharge pipe.

Once the water level rises, it fills the sump pit. This pit is connected with a ‘weeping tile’ system that runs around the whole house—this is why it fills first. Soon, the groundwater level will start rising, and the sump pit will be loaded with water.

Once this happens, the automatic sump pump activates and begins pumping the water out. The water pumped by the pump is taken out of your property with the help of a discharge pipe. As soon as the water level recedes, the sump pump deactivates.

A sump pump may be required in a thunderstorm. Often, there is a risk of a power outage during thunderstorms. To keep the pump working even in the absence of power, we ensure a dedicated battery backup for the pump. With the help of a battery, a sump pump can work effectively even when there is no electrical power.

A sump pump plays a fundamental role in your home’s drainage system. If the pump is not maintained efficiently, it can break down. We also provide sump pump repair services when required.• Some common types of maintenance checks a person can carry out to maintain the sump pump are:

Some common types of maintenance checks a person can carry out to maintain the sump pump are:

  • Test the working of your pump every time before the rainy season begins.
  • Disconnect the plug and thoroughly clean your pump every year. First, use rubber gloves to collect debris.
  • Check the pipes for leaks. If there are leaks, you can fix them with water-resistant adhesives or have the faulty pipes replaced.
  • Have a close look at the electrical connections.

Sump pumps don’t need regular maintenance. According to our experienced plumbers, the following issues can crop up in a sump pump:

  • Weird Noises: The pump can make some odd noises if the vent or the pump is damaged due to the excessive backflow of sewer water.
  • Always Running: If the pump never stops working, then either of the two reasons may be the culprit. Either the pump is trying to pump out excessive water or has suffered a breakdown.
  • Failure during thunderstorms: Sump pumps can fail, mostly when they are under too much stress. This is why plumbers advise installing a backwater valve.

Installation of a Sump Pump in Toronto

The installation of a sump pump is carried out in the following steps:

First, our reliable plumbers will dig a hole for the sump pit. The sump pit is the primary step in installing a sump pump.

This hole for the sump pit is dug at the lowest spot of the basement floor or wherever the water accumulates the most. Once the digging process is complete, we install the sump pit (also known as the sump basin). It is a plastic bin carrying water and the sump pump.

After placing the sump basin, we install the pump inside it and make way for the discharge pipe.

Toronto homeowners suffer from flooded basements every year.

Due to the flooding complications, now is the time to find a sump pump repair near you.

Need of a Sewage Ejector Pump?

A sewage ejector pump creates a smooth path of drainage for both solids and liquids. Sometimes, a proper drainage system cannot be installed just because the main drain is at an inappropriate height.

A pump will be handy since gravity won’t work in our favour here. It pushes the water to the appropriate drain, ensuring the proper functioning of the installed fixtures.

Our clients may need clarification about which pump they should install. We can provide advice regarding an ideal sewage pump for your home. Generally, the sewage pumps we install have the horsepower in the range of 0.5 and 1.

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Santos Water Service & Drain provides the best solutions for day-to-day drainage and plumbing. Our plumbers are well-trained and experienced professionals accustomed to all kinds of problems plaguing residential and commercial plumbing systems. Contact us today today to learn how we can help with your sump pump-related needs.