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Sump Pump Repair & Installation in Aurora

Keeping Your Basement Dry in the Denver Area

Here in Colorado, our weather often comes in “feast or famine” quantities. We may go weeks without moisture; yet once it comes, it can leave devastation in its path. Depending on where you live, you may require a sump pump to keep your basement safe and dry, no matter how much moisture we receive.

A sump pump is one of the most important appliances you can have to help you avoid a potential disaster, yet its often one of the most ignored. Without a sump pump, you can quickly have thousands of dollars in damage, many days of disruption as your home is being repaired, and possibly higher insurance premiums for years to come. So installing a sump pump makes sense, especially if your area is prone to flooding in the first place.

If you are interested in installing a sump pump in your Aurora, CO home, call Quality First Service Group today at 720-548-2770.

Sump Pump Repairs

Has your sump pump failed on you? Is it refusing to turn on, or it's just not getting the job done? One of our experienced plumbing technicians can help you troubleshoot the issue and recommend the right solution. We'll strive to make repairs wherever possible, but if your sump pump is beyond repair, we can install a new one from a quality brand.

Sump pumps typically fail because of:

  • Power outages
  • Motor burnouts
  • Clogged intakes
  • Clogged or frozen discharge lines
  • Improper installation

Sometimes, a sump pump may fail because it is too small for the volume of water present. Underpowered pumps are likely to burn out, especially during periods of very wet weather and frequent use. Sump pump failures can also often be attributed to the quality of the pump; sump pumps of low quality will often lose pumping efficiency before they are able to complete the job.

Sump Pump Installation

In order to ensure your basement is adequately protected, you'll need a local plumber who can help you choose a sump pump that is the right size and install it the correct way. If you’re buying a replacement pump or a backup system, you’ll have to purchase a pump that is at least the capacity of your existing pump. If your pump has trouble keeping up with incoming water, we'll help you select a model with a higher GPH rating.

You may also wish to consider installing a backup system. Backup systems for sump pumps come in different formats:

  • Battery backup
  • Water powered backup
  • Generator powered backup

Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, choose based on your home’s needs.

Avoiding Sump Pump Failure

While having a backup in place is important, its equally important to know when your sump pump – and possibly your backup – have failed. There are ways to avoid sump pump failure, to know when you may be at risk.

  • Local alarm – when the water reaches the top of the sump basket, an audible alarm will sound to let you know the sump pump is reaching its limits
  • Messaging – with today’s technology, its possible to automate the sump pump process, and have either a verbal or text message transferred to your phone if the sump pump has problems. This is convenient for when you aren’t at home to hear an alarm.

Do you need sump pump repair, or are you looking to replace an outdated sump pump? Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our plumbers in Aurora.

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