SUMP PUMP/WELL PUMP
Sump Pump Installation, Repair, and Maintenance Services on the Middle Peninsula
Miller’s Services offers sump pump installation services for the Gloucester, Saluda and Matthews areas! If you live in this area, you have likely experienced rainy days on end and muddy yards. In fact, Gloucester, Saluda and Mathews County are at lower elevation and have a high rate of rainfall— this puts your home at a higher risk for flooding. Our sump pump installer is here to help you!
If you haven’t installed one already, it is worth looking into.
If you already have one, be sure to perform regular maintenance checks on it to ensure it is in working order; not having a functional sump pump can be detrimental to the integrity of your home.
What is a Sump Pump?
Sump pumps are pumps used to remove excess water from around your house and into a controlled location. Sump pumps are useful for houses at high risk of flooding (due to rainfall, elevation, etc) and basements.
Sump pumps offer preventative plumbing measures, including preventing your home and basement from becoming water damaged over time due to excess water or outright protection from flooding.
If you already have one, then you likely know the benefits they provide to your home. Maintenance is essential to keep your sump pump in working order.
Sump Pump Maintenance
There is no definitive “lifetime” of a sump pump. Most last anywhere from 3-20 years. That’s a pretty big window. The US Department of Housing and Development estimates the average life expectancy at 10 years. Overall, the sump pump’s lifetime is often dependent on regular maintenance (quarterly maintenance is recommended). The following are some tips and tricks to keep your sump pump in working order:
- Run a vinegar solution through the sump pump to clean it; the pump will become free from tiny particles and debris which will allow the pump to run much cleaner.
- Make sure the sump pump’s float switch is not restricted in any way. A restricted float switch will prevent the pump from activating in the event of a flood.
- Lastly, clean all vents and air holes for maximum effectiveness
Sump Pump Repair and Installation
Miller’s Services can help get you started by installing a sump pump or ensuring that your current sump pump is in working order and any issues you may be experiencing are resolved through our sump pump repair services.