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Sump Pump Problems Need Fixing—Fast!

Monday, July 9th, 2018

sump-pumpThe sump pump is one of the most useful plumbing appliances for a home. It’s also an appliance that homeowners hope they don’t actually have to use often, since it’s there in cases of emergencies when water floods down into the basement or the crawlspace or when excess moisture builds up. Sump pumps are helpful during the stormy season, but they’re invaluable all around the year for when a major plumbing leak strikes and sends water cascading down into the basement of a house. The pump turns on automatically and starts removing the excess water—

—except when the pump is broken. It can happen, especially if the pump hasn’t needed to be used for a number of seasons. You’ll need sump pump repairs fast if it doesn’t work.

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Sump Pumps for Spring Time!

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

What do the words “spring time” bring to mind? Probably thoughts of warmer weather, blooming flowers, Easter eggs, and other cheerful imaginings as winter fades away. But spring time brings with it some disadvantages as well, such as unpredictable turns in the weather, allergies, and rainfall.

It’s the rainfall we want to look at today, because spring is the season of year when your home is at the highest danger for flooding damage. Rainstorms and snowmelt can mean torrents of water entering into your basement or crawlspace, ruining building material and personal possessions and creating high moisture levels that encourage the growth of mold and mildew.

The best tool you have against spring flooding is a professionally installed sump pump in Durham, NC.

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Going on a Winter Vacation? Make Sure You Have an Automatic Shut-Off Valve

Monday, November 28th, 2016

December is a time of year when many people go off on vacations. Sometimes it’s extended trips to stay with family for the holidays, other times it’s a way to spend the winter holidays in a sunnier, warmer climate. But whatever the reason that you might decide to go on a winter vacation, you should make sure before you leave that your house’s plumbing is equipped with an automatic shut-off valve.

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The 2 Types of Sump Pumps Explained

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Sump pumps are an invaluable type of plumbing installation for homes that suffer from issues with water in the basement or crawlspace. A sump pump automatically takes care of the excess water: the water gathers in an excavated area (this is what is properly called the sump) and the pump activates when the water goes above a certain level, removing it. Sump pumps are extremely helpful in case of flooding and homes that have a high water table allowing water to seep into the lower parts of the structure.

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