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If you’re looking for a reliable and experienced team to handle your sump pump installation needs in Seattle, look no further than our professionals. We have years of experience installing sump pumps in crawl spaces and basements throughout the area, and we’re committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service and expertise. Our team will work closely with you to determine the best sump pump solution for your property, taking into account factors such as the size of your crawl space, the amount of water you’re dealing with, and your budget. We use only the highest quality materials and equipment to ensure that your sump pump is installed properly and will provide reliable performance for years to come. In addition to sump pump installation, we also offer a wide range of other services to help you keep your property dry and free of excess moisture. Whether you need a French drain installed or mold remediation services, we have the expertise and experience to get the job done right. Don’t let excess moisture and water damage threaten the structural integrity of your property. Contact us today to schedule a sump pump installation and take the first step in protecting your home or business.

WHAT IS A SUMP PUMP?

If you have a crawl space, a sump pump can be a valuable addition to help keep your home dry and free of excess moisture. This type of pump is designed to remove water that accumulates in your crawl space and is typically installed at the lowest point in the area. The sump pump is placed in a dedicated sump pump pit, also known as a basin or tank, where it draws water through a filter trap before directing it outside and away from the foundation through a discharge pipe. Our team of sump pump professionals can install the pump inside the pit, where it will automatically pump out excess water before flooding occurs. Don’t let excessive moisture damage your home – contact us today to schedule a sump pump installation!

PUTTING IN A SUMP PUMP

The job of a sump pump is to prevent groundwater from rising to the level of your crawl space floor, which can cause flooding. It works by removing water from the pit and draining it outside of the crawl space. The sump pump is a submersible device that is installed in a sump pit dug at the lowest point of your crawl space. This small yet important addition to your home helps prevent flooding in your crawl space. Sump pumps are on standby, simply waiting until it is needed to fully operate. 

SUMP PUMP SETUP

If you decide a sump pump is right for you in your Seattle, WA home it is crucial to have the device installed and serviced by a professional. We offer upfront, free estimates and a no surprise pricing policy, to give you the confidence to move forward with your sump pump installation. You can rest easy that our fully trained, licensed, and certified experts will guide you through the process, so you know what to expect!

CRAWL SPACE SUMP PUMP

Living in Western Washington the climate makes our crawl spaces more susceptible to flooding. If you notice that standing water in your crawl space becomes an ongoing problem, it is a good idea to think about how putting in a sump pump can benefit your home. Sump pump installation is an investment with big advantages. 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A SUMP PUMP

If you have a crawl space, a sump pump is a crucial tool in preventing moisture and water damage. The pump is typically installed at the lowest point of the crawl space, and housed in a sump pit or basin. An internal drainage system gathers water and channels it into the sump basin. When water enters the basin, a float switch triggers the pump, which efficiently pumps the water away from the crawl space and your home through an outlet pipe directed away from the foundation. With a properly installed sump pump, you can rest easy knowing that excess moisture and water will not threaten the structural integrity of your home. Contact us today to schedule a sump pump installation and protect your property from water damage.

1. Defend your crawl space against flooding

2. Reduce mold, mildew, and fungus growth

3. Discourage rodents and pests invasions

4. Improve indoor air quality

5. Keep your home's foundation intact

6. Make the crawl space drier year-round

7. Enjoy the peace of mind, no matter how the weather is your crawl space will stay dry

SIGNS YOU MAY NEED A SUMP PUMP INSTALLED

Wondering if you need a sump pump installed in your crawl space? Here are some signs that you may benefit from this type of system:

  • Past water problems- If you have had recurrent flooding or standing water in your crawl space it would be wise to install a sump pump to avoid foundation damage.
  • Ageing Pump- If you already have a sump pump installed, these usually last about 10 years. After that, it will need to be replaced.
  • Your home has a basement (finished or unfinished) or crawl space.
  • Your home is in an area with a high flood risk or periods of heavy precipitation.
  • The foundation is vulnerable to excess groundwater from poor soil drainage.
  • The area routinely receives a lot of heavy rain or snow.
  • Your home is built in a low-lying area and the lower regions of your property have standing water after rain.
  • You live in a flood plain or have a history of wet basements.
  • The basement is below the water line, near a river or lake, or in a high flood zone.

WATER RESTORATION SERVICES

  • If you’re dealing with a crawl space that regularly floods, installing a sump pump and French drain can be one of the best steps you can take to manage water and keep your property dry. Both of these systems work together to effectively manage water and prevent damage to your foundation and other structural elements of your home.

 

  • Standing water that seeps or pours into a home can damage the foundation, creating cracks and other issues. The more water that accumulates outside the foundation, the more pressure builds up and can find a way through the concrete. When moisture builds up and is not removed quickly, it can create ideal conditions for mold growth, which can be harmful to your health and potentially cause structural damage.

 

  • A sump pump is designed to move water away from your crawl space before it can cause damage. Water will pool at the lowest part of the crawl space, where the sump pump is installed. It will then pump the water out through a discharge pipe, preventing it from accumulating and causing damage. Sump pumps are particularly helpful in flood-prone areas like Western Washington, which are susceptible to groundwater flooding during the rainy seasons. Contact us today to schedule a sump pump installation and protect your property from water damage.

REPLACE SUMP PUMP: SIGNS YOUR CURRENT SUMP PUMP NEEDS TO BE REPLACED

If you have a sump pump installed in your crawl space, it’s important to keep an eye out for signs that it may need to be replaced.

Here are some common signs that your sump pump may need to be replaced:

  • It’s over 10 years old: Sump pumps typically last 10-15 years, so if your pump is nearing the end of its lifespan, it may be time to replace it.
  • It’s making strange noises: If your sump pump is making unusual noises, such as grinding or rattling, it may be a sign that it’s failing.
  • It’s frequently turning on and off If your sump pump is cycling on and off frequently, it may be a sign that it’s struggling to keep up with the amount of water in your crawl space.
  • It’s not turning on at all: If your sump pump isn’t turning on when it should, it’s likely that it’s not working properly and needs to be replaced.
  • There’s visible rust or corrosion: If you notice rust or corrosion on your sump pump or the discharge pipe, it may be a sign that it’s time for a replacement.

Frequently Asked Questions

Knowing when to use a sump pump is critical!

Not every house needs a sump pump, however, some quick guidelines for when your home should have a sump pump include: The home has a basement or crawl space, the home is in a high flood risk or has heavy periods of precipitation, and lastly the foundation is vulnerable to excess groundwater with poor soil drainage.

Without a sump pump, the excess water that seeps or pours into the crawl space can damage the foundation which in the long run can cause cracks and issues throughout the home. The more water that accumulates outside of a foundation, the more pressure builds up, and this means water can find a way through concrete. If the moisture isn’t removed quickly, this can cause mold growth, and potential structural damage or health concerns for homeowners.

The most obvious sign that your current sump pump is failing is a flooded crawl space. But there are other indications a homeowner can look for before this disaster strikes.

  • Loud or unusual noises from the sump pump
  • Sump pump running either non-stop or irregularly
  • New puddles in the crawl space

Well-maintained submersible sump pumps can last about 10 years, but there can be a number of other reasons they can fail, triggering flooding or water damage.

  • Power outages
  • A discharge line can get blocked or frozen, causing the water to back up into the basin which will make the sump pump run continuously
  • Weep holes are blocked or non-existent, making the sump pump work harder to pump out the air instead of water
  • The float switch can get stuck or malfunction
  • A leaky or malfunctioning check valve can cause premature sump pump failure

 

A properly installed French drain can last up to 20 years or more with proper maintenance. Ensure to get regular inspections and cleanouts will help extend the life of your drainage French drain system. into the basin which will make the sump pump run continuously.

Installing a French drain yourself is possible, but it can be labor-intensive and requires very careful planning. It is recommended to hire an expert to compete this job.

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