Sump Pump Installation Services in Toronto & GTA

Sump Pump Installation Services

Everyone needs a reliable water supply, but what happens when there’s too much water? Excess water needs to be directed outside your home, as it can result in indoor flooding. This requires a reliable installation built into the plumbing system to detect and expel excess water.

Sump pumps do exactly that — they pump excess water out of the basement, preventing flooding. These devices are a key home improvement investment for homeowners living in areas close to the waterline and are prone to floods.

How Sump Pumps Work

A sump pump is installed in a small sump pump pit wherein excess water is directed to flow in order to be drained out. It’s a flood protection system that prevents excess water from accumulating by safely directing it to a central basin, which the pump then discharges to a safe, designated area.

Sump pumps are powered by electricity, preferably backed up by an alternate power source in case of an outage. When properly installed, it allows for water to be safely redirected outside your home, preventing flooding that damages furniture, appliances, and even structural integrity.

Choose the Right Sump Pump

Installing a sump pump starts with determining the right type for your needs. Our plumbing experts at Drain King Plumbers assess your home’s plumbing system and your lifestyle needs to recommend the best option:

  • Pedestal pump: this sump pump is built with a motor attached to a post outside of the sump pit, making them convenient to use and easy to maintain. However, this mechanism is also prone to damage as water and debris can be lodged in the pump.
  • Submersible pump: located at the bottom of the sump pump and below the waterline, this sump pump is triggered when the water level rises above it while maintaining quiet operation. This keeps dirt and debris out of the pump, but it’s also less accessible due to its location.

Professionally Installed Sump Pumps

At Drain King Plumbers, we work with certified plumbing professionals who are expertly trained in the latest tools and techniques, including sump pump installation. Our plumbers work with you to assess your home’s structure and your water consumption practices to design a safe and predictable flow of water and prevent indoor flooding.

Trust a certified plumber to take care of the entire sump pump installation process. From drilling a hole in your basement floor to the actual installation and securing the structure to the ground, you won’t ever worry about excess water accumulating indoors. A reliable sump pump directs excess water to a safe, designated area outside your home.

Why You Need a Sump Pump

A sump pump keeps your home safe and livable for years to come, as furniture and appliances serve their entire usable life, and the building’s structural integrity remains intact:

  • Flooding and moisture protection: most homes are built with a basement, a structure that’s below ground level and is prone to flooding. But with a sump pump, you can prevent excess water from accumulating in the basement, preventing moisture and flooding that can cause short-circuits and electrical fires, as well as hazardous mould.
  • Drain water disposal: a sump pump expels excess water indoors; this includes wastewater flushed down the drain, which may not always be properly disposed of. With a sump pump helps keep the drains clear as wastewater is safely redirected outside.
  • Prevent sewage backup: sewer backups are common during flood season, releasing filthy and damaging wastewater indoors. A sump pump prevents this from happening by diverting wastewater triggered by storms away from the sewer line, keeping it clear and preventing water levels from rising.
  • Increased resale value: no one wants to buy a flooded home — this implies water damage and compromised structural integrity, and if sold, may even be below market value. A sump pump protects the basement and the entire home from flooding and long-term water damage, no matter where the property is located. This keeps your home livable for years to come, enabling its value to appreciate and rewarding your smart real estate with profit that goes towards your next purchase.

To learn more about sump pumps, call Drain King Plumbers at 833-983-5301 or contact us here.

Sump Pump: Frequently Asked Questions

What is a sump pump?

A Sump Pump is a pump used to redirect water from a sump pit into a drain or outside to grade.

What buildings benefit from a sump pump?

Any building can benefit from a sump pump. If your in an area with a high water table you may be forced to install one to prevent ground water from flooding the basement!

What is the most common reason for sump pump failure?

Most common reasons for sump pump failure include; Old/Faulty Pumps, Frozen or blocked discharge lines, Power outages.

How do you know when your sump pump is broken?

First sign of sump pump failure is generally water backing up out of your "sump pump pit" or water infiltration from the basement walls or slab.

Why should you install a sump pump?

You would install a sump pump to prevent ground water from infiltrating foundation walls or the basement concrete slab.

What is the process install or replace a sump pump?

Sump pump installation would generally include the installation of a sump pit to hold the ground water, a sump pump to pump the water up and away from the pit, and finally a discharge line to re-direct the water into a drain, or outside to grade.
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