Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Sump Pumps’

Time to Check on Your Sump Pump for Spring

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

When the winter snow melts, it can mean flooding in homes. Spring can also bring with it more storms and an increased concern with floodwaters. You have a sump pump in your home’s basement or crawlspace to deal with these specific problems. That’s great—it’s one of the best precautions you can take against extensive water damage, building damage, mold growth, and all the rest that comes with water flooding into the lower parts of your house.

But a sump pump that won’t work when you need it to isn’t much good. So before we get any deeper into spring, we recommend you take some basic steps to check on your sump pump.

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Why Installing a Sump Pump is a Good Idea

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Flooding is a pretty common occurrence around here, even if it’s rarely of the full-home-submersion variety. If you’ve ever had a basement or crawlspace flood during a storm, then you know how incredibly damaging it can be. Even moderate amounts of water damage can cost thousands of dollars to repair, which is why it’s worth taking steps to protect flood-prone areas. Read on to find out more about sump pumps, and how they can benefit your home.

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Why You Should Consider Installing a Sump Pump

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

We may be moving into summer right now, but the threat of basement or crawlspace flooding is still very real for many people. If you have a basement or crawlspace that floods frequently, you know how incredibly frustrating and damaging it can be. Fortunately, there is a way to drastically reduce the chances of parts of your home flooding. Let’s take a look at the sump pump, and the benefits of installing one.

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The Two Types of Sump Pumps

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

If you’ve ever had to deal with flooding in your home, you know just how much damage it can lead to. Replacing worn carpet and flooring is costly enough, not to mention the fact that you may ruin priceless irreplaceable belongings if the flooding gets too out of control. Furthermore, water damage leads to mold, which can be very troublesome for those with allergies and asthma.

The best way to take control against flooding is to schedule sump pump installation for your basement. A sump pump pumps water out of the lowest point in your home so that it cannot spread throughout the house. The experts at Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing can help you pick out a new sump pump and offer professional installation. Call our skilled plumbers for installation or service of sump pumps in north Potomac and the surrounding areas.

Pedestal Pumps

There are two types of sump pump—pedestal and submersible—each of which has its own advantageous qualities. The components of a pedestal sump pump are perched above the sump—the pit—that allows water to collect and drain. A motor controls an impeller which pushes water into a pipe that drains to the outdoors. Pedestal pumps are often less expensive than submersible models but may not be available in a large horsepower.

Submersible Pump

Submersible pumps have all of the same components as pedestal pumps. What’s different is that all of the components are located in a single waterproof encasement within the sump. This makes these units less noisy and possibly more effective and efficient than pedestal pumps. However, they may be more likely to run into trouble, as it can become useless as soon as a minor crack allows water to leak through.

Call on the expertise of the plumbers at Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing for service and more information about sump pumps in North Potomac. We can help you decide on the right type of sump pump for your home, and make sure it is the correct size and speed to pump water out of your basement quickly and accurately. Call our office today!

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