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Sump Pump Repair & Installation in Orange County, CA

Anyone who has a basement should have a sump pump. A sump pump keeps water from backing up into your basement and helps to prevent flooding. It keeps your basement clean and dry.

Whether you are encountering water problems for the first time or looking to upgrade your existing system, our team of experienced sump pump plumbers is here to assist. Contact Scott English Plumbing today to schedule your sump pump services!

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Sump Pump Types in Orange County

There are two main types of sump pumps: submersible and pedestal (column) pumps. Pedestal pumps tend to be more economical to run because they have less amp draw. The area in which your sump pump will be installed may impact your options. Submersible pumps are cooled by sitting in groundwater, while pedestal pumps are cooled by the air that flows around them. In a very small area, there may be insufficient airflow to cool a pedestal pump.

Types of Float Switches in Orange County

Sump pumps are equipped with a float switch, which tells the pump when to turn on and off. There are three main types of float switches — tethered, vertical, and electronic. A tethered float switch is a good choice for a sump pit that is deep and large in diameter. A tethered switch lets the pump shut off for longer periods of time between cycles so that the pump can cool down more. This helps to reduce your electricity charges and also extends the life of the pump.

A vertical switch is a good choice for a narrower, shallower sump pit. The pump will run more often, but the water won’t get too deep. An electronic float switch is a good choice for a small pump pit because it doesn’t have any moving parts and takes up very little space. Electronic float switches often have extra features, like a water depth alarm.

How Orange County Sump Pumps Work

The amount of horsepower offered by a sump pump affects how quickly the water moves out of the pit and how much electricity is used by the pump. If your sump pit fills up quickly, then you are better off getting a higher horsepower sump pump that will empty the pit quickly and prevent an overflow. If you take in a lot of water, it is better to have a larger sump pit. This will require the pump to run less often. Ideally, your sump pit should be large enough that you can use a tethered float switch so that there is more time between pump cycles. This will reduce the amount of electricity that the pump uses and extend the life of the pump.

Sump pump failure is usually caused by an electrical problem. The sump pump should always be plugged directly into an outlet without an extension cord. The outlet that powers the sump pump should be on its own separate circuit breaker.

If you need a new sump pump, call the plumbing experts at Scott English Plumbing for advice. We can help you choose the best pump and install it in your basement efficiently. Contact Scott English Plumbing for more information on choosing a sump pump.

Expert Sump Pump Installation for Ultimate Protection

Choosing the right sump pump and installing it correctly are essential steps in safeguarding your home from flooding. In Anaheim, Scott English Plumbing is well-versed in the different types of sump pumps available, such as submersible pumps and pedestal sump pumps. Our local sump pump installers will assess your home’s specific needs and recommend the best system. We’ll consider factors like the size of your basement, the average water level in your area, and the likelihood of power outages.

Installation by a professional sump pump plumber ensures that all components, including the sump pit, pump, and discharge line, are correctly set up. This not only guarantees efficient pumping but also helps in prolonging the life of your unit. Proper electrical connections and, if necessary, a backup power source are also crucial elements of a successful installation, ensuring your sump pump functions even during severe weather conditions.

Swift and Reliable Sump Pump Repair Services

Regular maintenance is vital for your sump pump, but sometimes, repairs are inevitable. If you hear your sump pump making unusual noises, notice it’s not working properly, or if there’s visible water damage despite its presence, it’s time to call in the experts. Scott English Plumbing offers swift and reliable sump pump repair services. Our team of skilled sump pump plumbers can handle everything from simple fixes to complex repairs, ensuring your system is back to functioning optimally in no time.

Ignoring small issues can lead to more significant problems in the future, including complete system failure. Our repair services include inspecting electrical connections, testing the pump’s operational capacity, and ensuring the discharge line is clear and unobstructed. Timely repair can not only save your home from water damage but also extend the life of your sump pump.

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