Sump Pump Services Mississauga
What is a sump pump? A sump pump is a type of pump that is used to drain water from a sump basin, also known as a sump pit, which is often located in a home’s basement. There is a cover over the sump pit to keep debris out. Sump pumps and interior waterproofing systems are frequently used in tandem, and waterproofing firms will advise installing both within your basement in order to have a complete waterproofing system. It is a good idea to have a waterproofing specialist inspect your sump pump and make sure there are no potential mechanical problems because a failed sump pump may soon result in flooding and a damp basement.
Submersible and pedestal pumps are the two varieties of sump pumps. Mounted above the sump pit, a pedestal sump pump is louder and more noticeable. Because it is immersed inside the sump pit, a submersible sump pump makes less noise. The sump pump is installed outdoors using ABS pipework. Boiled rooms in business buildings are frequently home to sump pits. Water from a waterproofing system’s drain or naturally occurring subterranean water might build up in the sump pit. When the water table is much higher than a home’s footing, or when leaks from the basement foundation are diverted by building an internal waterproofing system or connecting the outside weeping tiles into the sump pit, the sump pump system is utilized.
Consider the sump pump to be an inverted toilet tank. The leaver/float linked to the pump will activate and release the water outside through ABS pipe when the water level in the pit reaches a certain level. For various pits, there are pumps with varying horsepower. A sump pump should have greater horsepower the larger the pit. The water will exit the sump pit more quickly with a stronger pump. A secondary sump pump and a marine deep cycle battery are used to battery-activate certain sump pumps. In the case of a main pump failure or power outage, a battery backup sump pump ensures that the sump pit does not overflow and flood the basement.
Since a sump pump is a mechanical device, it needs to be maintained in order to keep the basement dry. Visual inspection of the sump pump is usually advised twice a year. A higher water table or a lot of precipitation passing through the waterproofing system will make the sump pump more active, necessitating more regular inspections. In regions with severe winters and lower temperatures, it is advisable to inspect the ABS discharge pipe outdoors. Replace the pipe right away if it is full of ice, since this will prevent the pump from discharging the water and ultimately cause it to burn out. Installing a heat cable inside the ABS pipe, like to the ones used on roofs to de-ice the shingles, will help avoid frozen pipes. When inspecting the sump pump within, check the ABS outflow pipe outside in warmer climates to ensure that it is slightly slanted downward to provide smooth water release.
A 2 feet diameter and 2-3 feet deep pit is dug out in a specific part of the basement authorized by the homeowner.
Sump pump pit is installed to collect water either from the ground or perforated pipes connected to it. The lid of the pit is installed flush with the floor.
When water is at a specific level in the pit, the sump pump will discharge the water through an ABS pipe that is connected outside.
Some sump pumps are battery activated and will continue to work during a blackout.
Once sump pump system is installed, all broken concrete around sump pit is re-poured.
Annual maintenance is required by the homeowner to make sure sump pump is in working order.
RCC offers 4 different types of sump pump’s. From single to triple stage with battery backup pumps. Call RCC to find out which sump pump is suitable for your home.