Sump Pump Replacement in Benicia, CA
Keeping Homes Dry & Safe from Flooding
If your home has a basement, you may benefit from having a sump pump. Benicia Plumbing, Inc. provides installation, repair, and service for sump pumps in Benicia, Vallejo, and surrounding areas.
Advantages of Installing a Sump Pump
Sump pumps are designed to eliminate excess moisture and prevent flooding. A sump pump is most commonly used in homes that are located in areas that are prone to floods, so not every home needs a pump.
However, if you have a problem with dampness in the basement, have experienced flooding in the past, or live in an area where floods are more likely, a sump pump offers several benefits.
The benefits of a sump pump include:
- Preventing flooding during a storm
- Keeping humidity levels lower in the basement
- Protection in the event of a sewage backup
- Keeping the basement dry
- Improving indoor air quality
- Helping prevent mold growth
A working sump pump is the best way to protect your home from water damage and mold growth, which accompanies high humidity levels and water damage. We can evaluate your home and explain the options that are available for preventing water, mold, and flood damage.
How Sump Pumps Work
A sump pump is designed to move water from the basement and out of your home. The pump is installed at the lowest point of the basement in a pit that is specifically designed to hold the pump.
A valve in the pump senses when the water level is getting too high. The pump automatically turns on and pumps the excess water out of the pit to prevent flooding in your home.
The pump requires power to turn on and move the water away from your home. Unfortunately, the power can go out in a storm. A backup system can help ensure that your pump will work when you need it, even if the power is out.
A battery backup system is commonly used to provide an alternative source of power to protect your home. Another option is a water-powered backup system. Because these systems use additional water to operate the pump, they can increase your water bill.
Signs You Need Your Sump Pump Replaced
It is important to understand the signs that your sump pump needs to be replaced, in order to ensure that your home is properly protected against water damage.
Common signs of a failing sump pump are:
- Pooling water
- Foul smell
- Loud humming motor
- Over 5 years old
If you live where there are extreme weather conditions, such as heavy rain or snowfall, frequent replacement may be necessary in order to make sure the sump pump can remain effective. If any of these signs seem familiar and you suspect you need a replacement, you should contact our professionals at Benicia Pluming so we can properly assess your situation and recommend whether sump pump replacement or repair is necessary or not.
Pump Installation, Repair & Maintenance
Because the rising water turns on your sump pump, people often don’t know the pump isn’t working until it fails to turn on when it is needed. We offer repair and maintenance service for sump pumps in Benicia.
Our technician can inspect your pump to make sure it is working properly, so you have the peace of mind of knowing that the pump is in good condition. If there is a problem with the pump, we can fix it or replace it, and prevent unexpected water damage to your home.
“In my opinion, Benicia Plumbing is one of the best plumbers in the Bay Area and I know that when they are on my job, I don’t need to worry about plumbing issues. I hope to continue our successful relationship for another 25 years!”- Scott Smith/James E. Roberts - Obayashi Corp.
“With fair pricing, quality work and a commitment to excellent customer service, Benicia Plumbing is a great value to commercial property owners like Tulloch Construction."”- Brian Tulloch - Tulloch Construction
“Your commitment to following-up with any pick-up or miscellaneous warranty work has been there every time without complaint.”- Mike O'Brien, O'Brien Builders