Because No One Can ‘Bear’ a Flooded Basement!
The worst time to discover a problem with your sump pump is when you need it most. Specializing in prompt and affordable sump pump repairs, we’ll bail you out of trouble and help move that water far, far away from your home!
When Do I Need Sump Pump Repair?
The worst-case scenario is a sump pump that’s not working at all. But what about when your sump pump is still working, but something seems off?
You’ll want to schedule sump pump repair if:
- The pump is running continuously. Sump pumps are not designed to run all hours of the day. If your system is constantly running, this can indicate a problem with the float switch. The switch might be stuck in place or is out of adjustment. Another possibility is that the pump cord and float switch are plugged in separately. Check the system to ensure it isn’t a simple fix. If you still can’t determine the problem, call a professional to step in and help.
- The system starts and stops too often. This can mean water is returning to the pit from the discharge pipe.
- It’s making unusual noises with little or no water flowing. This can indicate a number of issues. One possibility is that the suction intake screen is partially or fully blocked. The discharge pipe could also be leaking or the impeller might be damaged. Any of these issues can be the result of too much stress on your sump pump, and you’ll want to have it inspected by a trained professional.
- It ejects water but turns off early. Is your sump pump working but turns off before all of the water is pumped out? This can mean that the float switch isn’t properly adjusted or has malfunctioned for good. Another possibility is that, for whatever reason, the pump is overheating and turning off because of thermal overload. If the pump turns off too soon, make sure it’s directly plugged into the outlet with no extension cables. Without proper electrical flow, the sump pump won’t be able to pump out nearly as much water as it should.
Schedule Sump Pump Repair With the Experts
There are a number of reasons why you might be experiencing issues with your sump pump. No matter what the problem, count on the highly trained and experienced plumbers at Tonna to make it right. We keep our vehicles fully stocked and will likely be able to repair your sump pump right on the spot. If your sump pump is older or the repair offsets the cost of replacement, we also install sump pumps and can set you up with a new, reliable system that will keep your home nice and dry through every summer storm and winter thaw!
To schedule sump pump repair for your Rochester home, contact us online or call Tonna Mechanical at 507-205-2873 today.