Sump Pump Installation

As little as one inch of water can take hours to clean up and cause thousands of dollars in damage. A properly functioning sump pump is the best defense to prevent flooding.

Once you purchase a pump, you will be contacted same day to schedule your installation, appointment. Sump pump replacements are usually done same day. Backup pump installations are usually done within 2-4 business days.


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Sump Pump Installation

Basement flooding is caused by water buildup around the foundation. Improperly functioning drain lines, high Central Ohio water tables, and improper grading make flooded basements a very common thing occurrence here in Columbus,

A sump pump is the last line of defense against flooding. It pumps out water from the lowest section of the basement before the water level reaches the basement floor level. As the groundwater level rises, it is diverted into the sump hole. When the water reaches what is called ‘the critical level,’ the sump pump begins to pumps it out through a pipe that leads outside and away from your foundation.

Apart from the obvious damages to your belongings, flooding can also cause plumbing problems, a damaged foundation, or rotted wood, all of which can cause thousands in damage and severely reduce your home’s value. A sump pump can save you thousands of dollars in the long run by maintaining the value of your home and by protecting your belongings from water damage.

The sump pump has recently become more important – especially in newer homes. The Federal Clean Water Act no longer allows builders in many municipalities to drain rainwater collected by gutters into sewerage systems. Water collected on your home’s roof and drained by your gutters can cause flooding if it is not carried far enough away from your foundation. Our Columbus sump pump installation protects your home from rainwater and prevents the need for future basement repairs.

Columbus Sump Pump Repair

In addition to our sump pump installation services, we also offer professional sump pump repair in Columbus. A broken sump pump is just as bad as none at all.

How to Check Your Sump Pump

It is essential to check your sump pump regularly to ensure that it is in proper working condition.

• Remove the cover and slowly pour water into the sump tank.
• Watch for the “float” to rise and trigger the pump.
• Once the pump is engaged, the water level will quickly lower, and the float will shut off the pump.

This is what is called “a normal sump cycle.”

Most problems with the sump pump are either float or bearing related. If the pump does not start, the float may be hanging on something in the tank. If this fails, the float may need replacement.

• If the pump fails to shut off when the water level drops to the bottom of the sump tank, this indicates a new float is needed.
• If the sump pump is loud or makes odd sounds, the internal bearings are bad.
• If the pump runs but does not extract any water, the impeller may be bad.

If the problem persists, don’t hesitate, contact Chapman Drainage for the best sump pump repair in Columbus.


Sump Pump Installation

How do you know if you need a backup sump pump? Well, if your basement is prone to moisture problems and you live in an area where floods and thunderstorms usually knock out the power, then you may want to look into buying a backup sump pump that can work on its own power.

A sump pump that runs on its power is considered to be a support pump. That is to say, it is used together with your primary pump. Should your primary pump fail, this backup sump pump will start.

There are two types of backup sump pumps, one that runs on a rechargeable 12 Volt battery and one that is hooked up to your house’s water system and operates with water pressure.

Below are a number of other reasons why your electric sump pump may fail:

• Power failure
• The pump may be burned out, unplugged, or jammed with mud or a stone
• A broken impeller or driveshaft
• The float switch is stuck or broken
• A tripped circuit breaker, a blown fuse, or damaged power feed line
• Too much water or a clogged intake screen
• A clogged or frozen discharge pipe

Sump pump failure can lead to a lot of damage. Often, insurance companies don’t include this type of coverage in their policies. And if they do, they may charge extra premiums, or impose higher deductibles, or strictly limit the coverage. Once you’ve claimed this type of damage, the insurance company may exclude you from future coverage or even raise the price and deductibles to a much higher rate.

Remember, you are the one who will be responsible for the aftermath of sump pump failure, which often includes cleanup, repairs, an insurance claim, and frustrating paperwork. Don’t fall victim to expensive flood damage repairs. Contact Chapman Drainage today for the leading sump pump installation and repair in Columbus.