Protect Your Home with a New Sump Pump
Excess moisture on your property is a serious problem that will eventually undermine the foundation of your home, and this type of damage is often unnoticeable and goes undetected for long periods. The issue will continue to worsen over time. It can cause health concerns for your family due to the mold. It can also result in uneven floors and other troubles with your home, and foundation repairs can often be complex and expensive. Flooding is a particularly troubling concern for homeowners throughout the Delaware Valley and at the Jersey Shore that not only puts your family at risk but reduces the value of your home and requires costly and time-consuming cleanup. Many homeowners in our area rely on a sump pump to prevent flooding. It is important to keep that sump pump well maintained, and when it comes time to replace or upgrade your sump pump, you should count on the sump pump replacement specialists at Oliver Heating & Cooling, which has served this region since 1971.
Sump Pump Replacement Services
Your basement is an important area of your home whether it is finished or not. In many homes in the Delaware Valley, the basement is a hub through which various electrical and plumbing systems run. It is also common to use basements for laundry rooms, pantries, storage, spare bedrooms, and even entertaining. That means that basements often have a lot of valuable belongings in them, which is worrisome since basements are prone to excess moisture due to their position below the ground level. Excess moisture causes musty smells. It can lead to mold growth and foundation erosion. It can also damage the electrical connections down there to the point that a fire is started.
Oliver recommends that all homeowners who have a basement at least consider installing a sump pump, and we’re happy to help with assessing the home and providing a professional recommendation. If you already have a sump pump, then it is necessary to have it professionally inspected and cleaned each year. You should opt for sump pump replacement before your current equipment reaches the end of its life, and you may want to upgrade your unit to meet the needs of your home better. A well-functioning sump pump will channel water away from your basement and foundation. Modern sump pumps are very efficient and thus affordable to run, and the footprint of these new units is very small as well.
Types of Sump Pumps We Replace
Oliver provides a full range of sump pump replacement services, and we install all manner of sump pumps that are used for residential applications in this region. There are four core types of sump pumps used: submersible, pedestal, water powered, and battery backup. Each type has pros and cons associated with it, and our experts can help you choose the type and pick out the particular brand and model that is best suited to your unique home sump pump installation. All of the sump pumps we sell and install are backed by excellent warranties, and if you ever have any questions or concerns about your sump pump, Oliver will be here to provide the information you need and correct any issues if necessary.
Submersible Sump Pumps
Submersible sump pumps are a good choice when there is the potential for debris in the sump pit, such as with homes that are prone to flooding, or when water needs to be discharged through more than 10 feet of pipe. They can also be an optimal choice in homes that have a small basement area and therefore need to position the pump outside of the high-traffic area. These pumps tend to be quite strong, and the portion of the unit installed below the waterline has an adjustable float.
Pedestal Sump Pumps
A pedestal sump pump is installed above the waterline, and as the name suggests, this is achieved by positioning the pump on a pedestal or another type of platform. These setups will often have an inlet hose that sucks in the excess moisture. A downside to this style is that they are louder than submersibles, but on other hand, they are often less expensive. They are also suitable for many different types of home use and are available in a wide range of sizes and unique configurations.
Water Powered Sump Pumps
Water-powered sump pumps are often used as secondary units that kick in when the primary pump fails. These systems have a float. When that float is triggered, it activates a mechanism that releases water for the main pump sump line in order to create suction and remove the excess moisture. This style of pump is recommended for practically any home as a second line of defense. Main pump failure is not the only concern. Loss of power is another reason these sump pumps are effective.
Battery Backup Sump Pumps
An alternative to a water-powered sump pump is a battery backup sump pump, which operates on battery power. Should you lose power and your main pump stop working, that backup pump will kick in and prevent your home from flooding. This form of backup system is highly recommended in areas that are prone to heavy rains and for homes located in low-lying areas since those properties are prone to flooding from not just rain but moisture runoff from melting snow as well.
Sump Pump Maintenance
Annual sump pump maintenance is necessary to ensure that your pump functions well when you need it. Modern pumps are rugged and built to last, but cleaning the unit and correcting any wear and tear will extend the life of the equipment and help you to avoid premature sump pump replacement. Homeowners should clean and perform a cursory inspection each quarter, but it is important to have a professional come out once a year to perform a comprehensive inspection and cleaning and any repairs that are required. Oliver is here to give you that peace of mind that when the rains come, your pump will be ready to handle them.Learn More
Trust Oliver to Keep Your Home Protected
Oliver Heating & Cooling has been a trusted name in the Delaware Valley for more than 50 years. Our sump pump specialists are here to help you choose the perfect sump pump for your home and to maximize that investment through our maintenance and repair services. As with all the services we offer, your satisfaction is guaranteed, and we’ll stand behind our work. Call Oliver today at 1-888-810-2681 or contact us online if you have any questions about your sump pump or would like to schedule a sump pump replacement appointment.Contact Us