How does a water-powered sump pump work?

Leone Plumbing Water Powered Sump Pump Installation   When mother nature set its course, one of the concerns of homeowners is basement flooding. Flooding can cause damages to your house furniture, appliances, and other important keepsakes. Your sump pump is your home’s primary defense against encroaching floods. It normally works when you have power supplied to the house during normal rainy conditions. But what if you lose power? What should you do? The best option is to have a backup water-powered sump pump.

Why is it important to have a sump pump backup?

The main sump pump is usually powered by electricity. In the event of unexpected power loss, the pump will eventually stop removing water from your home. This is the reason why it is a wise choice to get a water-powered sump pump as a backup.

How does a water-powered sump pump operate?

During the worst storm conditions, a power outage can happen and will render your electric sump pump useless. With a water-powered sump pump, the unit uses water pressure from the incoming water supply lines of your home to pump out water in the sump pit. It will then activate the float causing the valve to open in the base pump (installed on the ceiling above your sump pit). The valve will then send the water from your incoming water supply through the pump ejector. While the water runs through the pump ejector, there is a powerful suction created by flowing water. This mechanism sucks water out of the sump pit which will then discharge it outdoors. Leone Plumbing water-powered sump pump installation  

No Electricity? No Problem!

As long as your home continues to receive water supply, the water-powered sump pump will operate. It does not require a battery and does not need electrical power. When operational, it can remove as much as 1,324 gallons of water per hour, leaving your basement dry.

Protect your basement in a cost-effective way

Having a water-powered emergency sump pump is worth the investment. You will love this pump because it’s not only a reliable backup pumping system but it’s cost-effective too! You will be able to protect your basement even if there is no electricity for an extended period of time. In addition, it’s low maintenance and no battery to be concerned about. If you want to find out more about sump pump installation, call us right away and we will be happy to speak with you. | Photo Credit: Pixabay, Canva  
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Sump Pump Installers: Sump Pump Replacement and Installation

  Sump Pump Installers Service by Leone PlumbingA sump pump is an important piece of equipment in your home. It prevents groundwater from entering your basement. As springtime approaches,  the snow starts to melt and the water goes into people’s basements. Frequent basement flooding may cause the sump pump to fail and may require replacement. If this happens, you need a reliable service from trusted sump pump installers.

Common Issue With Sump Pumps

One of the common issues that our sump pump installers have encountered is stuck sump pump float. The usual reasons for stuck sump pump float are blockages, dirt build-up, and damaged attachment arms. Any obstructions may cause the float to get out of place. If water has been sloshed on your sump pump and expelled a lot of air, this may cause the float to stuck on the sides of the sump pit. With this scenario, our sump pump installers may reset the pump into a better position to avoid obstructions.

When to replace a sump pump?

Any appliance will one day reach its end of life. If a sump pump isn’t working, then it’s cost-effective to replace the sump pump entirely. When the time approaches to replace the unit, you will begin to see these obvious signs.
Loud Noises
You will get to hear the sump pump operating if you get really close to it. It is very odd to hear loud grinding or gurgling noise from a sump pump. It is an obvious sign that the motor is malfunctioning.
No Water in the Sump Pit
If there is no water in the sump pit while the sump pump is running, then this tells you that it’s not connected to the drainage system. The pit is empty maybe because the sump pump was not installed properly or due to clogged drainage.  As soon as you see the pit is empty, call a professional plumber immediately.
Contaminants in the Sump Pit
With heavy flooding,  debris and contaminants may get into the sump pump and clog the system. Eventually, this will slow down the equipment until it fails.
No Power
Most sump pumps operate on electricity and will stop working without power. A sump pump may lose power due to a blown fuse, dead battery backup, and accidental removal of the plug from the outlet.
We recommend a “water-powered backup” system and water alert sensors. The water-powered backup will take over during a power outage if the water level rises too high. The alerting sensors will alert the homeowner’s cell phone if the basement starts to flood (this does require that the internet is working though).

Trust The Sump Pump Experts

Sump pump replacement is cost-effective than persistent repairs. Our team of sump pump installers is highly trained for all your sump pump installation and replacement needs. Contact us right away so we can help you resolve your sump pump concern today. Sump Pump Replacement Service by Leone Plumbing  |   Photo Credits: Canva  
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A wet basement can lead to major health and structural problems as well as damage to your furnace/water heater and personal items. Leone Plumbing and Heating’s trained plumbers in Rochester NY will inspect all possible causes for the water which could include a leak in a pipe, a clogged drain, or a damaged hot water heater.
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