Emergency Sump Pump Installation and Repair Services
Anyone who’s ever dealt with a flooding basement knows how messy and devastating the house water damage can be in the aftermath. A sump pump’s primary purpose is to keep water from flooding sub-ground structures, including basements, crawl spaces, and cellars. Since 1905, Simonds Machinery Co. has provided emergency sump pump services in the San Francisco Bay Area. From new sump pump installations to sump pump maintenance, replacements, and repairs, Northern Nevada and California residents know they can count on us any time they require service. If you’re experiencing any issues with your residential or commercial sump pump system, we encourage you to contact us at (650) 589-9900 to request a free service estimate. We’d be glad to take a look for you!
Expert Sump Pump Installation and Replacement Services
A sump pump is a submersible water pump found in the lowest level of a building. Groundwater is allowed to filter into a drain system installed at the base of the building’s foundation. However, the sump pump redirects this water to a storm drain, well, or retention pond once the water reaches a specific level to prevent flooding. Most newer homes and businesses with a basement come standard with a sump pump system, but older buildings can also be retrofitted to include a sump pump system. Simonds Machinery Co. provides new sump pump installations and retrofits, as well as replacement services once your sump pump has stopped working. Having a water pump for your house is essential whether your basement is finished or not. Nobody wants to wake up to a flooded basement pump in their home after a heavy amount of rainfall. Not to worry; Simonds Machinery Co. has you covered!
Your Guide To Sump Pump Maintenance In Northern California
One way to avoid a malfunctioning water transfer pump is to rely on Simonds Machinery Co. for ongoing sump pump maintenance. While maintaining a sump pump is pretty low-key when compared to other household devices, it’s critical to have it tested and inspected at least once a year. Checking your sump pump regularly ensures it’s not clogged by dirt and debris and that it’s capable of powering on and off. The average sump pump drainage tank should hold 15-25 gallons of water. A float switch is what connects your sump pump to the electricity. Having a backup battery is essential to keeping your sump pump running in case of a power surge or outage. There are two main types of sump pumps, pedestal and submersible, depending on how your system’s motor is mounted. A pedestal sump pump has its motor mounted on top of the tank, while a submersible water pump has the motor mounted inside its tank. Many prefer a submersible water pump because it’s less visible, although it can be more difficult to maintain. Whatever type of sump pump your property has, we’re equipped to provide excellent service.
How to Test Your Sump Pump to See If It’s Working Properly
The easiest way to test your sump pump to see if it’s working is to unplug it and plug it back in to see if it powers on immediately. You should hear a humming noise if it’s working. Another method of testing your sump pump is run water through it to see if the float switch is doing its job. If either of these methods indicates an issue, that’s a reason to call Simonds Machinery Co. to see if your sump pump needs to be repaired or replaced. We’d be happy to inspect and troubleshoot your system.
What Commonly Causes a Sump Pump Failure?
Although regular sump pump maintenance ensures your system’s working as it should be, there are many reasons why sump pumps fail (some are preventable, and some are not). Common causes for sump pump failure include:
- Incorrectly sized/overworked sump pump
- Improper sump pump installation
- An issue with the on/off switch or float switch
- An electrical power outage during a storm
- A clogged sump pump pit from dirt and debris
- Clogged or frozen sump pump discharge lines
- Sump pump product defects from the manufacturer
Emergency Sump Pump Repair Services from a Trusted Company
Are you standing ankle-deep in a flooded basement or crawl space? Simonds Machinery Co. specializes in emergency sump pump repairs in the San Francisco Bay Area to help you prevent water damage. If you already have water damage or mold growth present, our state-of-the-art water extraction equipment will dry out your property to avoid further damage. If you’ve noticed unusual noises or musty odors coming from your sump pump, call us for an inspection. Failure to address the problem promptly may result in severe house water damage. Don’t let that happen!
Call Simonds Machinery Co. for Sump Pump Maintenance Needs
Simonds Machinery Co. has two offices in San Francisco and Westminster, CA to provide emergency sump pump services even outside our regular business hours. If you ever experience a sump pump emergency, don’t hesitate to call Simonds for a free assessment and estimate. Simonds is licensed, bonded, and insured to provide safe, customized sump pump solutions for homes, commercial and industrial facilities, and even municipalities across California and Northern Nevada.