Sump pump replacement in Toronto

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Managing your home’s plumbing and drainage system can be complex, given the intricate web of pipes and fittings behind the drywall and beneath the basement floor. This system can be divided into three main categories: water distribution, sanitary drainage, and storm drainage. Homeowners must ensure regular inspections, maintenance, and timely repairs to keep everything running smoothly. Beyond managing the water supplied by the city, it’s crucial to handle natural underground water and storm sewage to keep your basement dry. Groundwater levels, or the water table, fluctuate with the seasons and rainfall. Most homes have weeping tiles installed along the foundation’s perimeter, directing groundwater to the sump pit where a pump is located. A sump pump, powered by a 110-volt outlet, transports this collected water outside or to a storm sewer.

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Types of Sump Pumps and Their Functions

There are two main types of sump pumps: pedestal and submersible, with submersible pumps being the more popular due to their superior power and performance. A submersible pump houses an electric motor within an oil-filled body, with an inlet at the bottom and a 1.5” discharge outlet on the side. A long power cord extends through the pit lid to a receptacle. It’s essential to have a dedicated circuit for the sump pump to prevent overloading. The discharge pipe, installed by a plumber, passes through the exterior wall and must have a slight slope to ensure proper drainage and prevent freezing in winter. Sump pump power is measured in horsepower (HP), with 1/3 HP and 1/2 HP being the most common for residential use. Like any electronic device, sump pumps can malfunction or fail, so homeowners should be aware of the signs of trouble.

Signs of Sump Pump Malfunction

1. No noise from the sump pit
2. No water being pumped out
3. Strange or loud noises
4. Excessive shaking of the discharge pipe
5. Water spots around the pit and along the foundation
6. Tripped circuit breaker
7. Burning smell from the cord and pit
8. Oil on the water surface inside the pit

If you suspect your sump pump is malfunctioning or need an emergency replacement, contact Mister Plumber. We are Burlington’s renowned plumbing company, providing comprehensive drainage services for homeowners. Our highly skilled technicians are dedicated to ensuring maximum flood protection for your home. Our licensed plumbers recommend regular sump pump checks, professional inspections, and sump pit cleaning if necessary. We can also upgrade outdated pumps with new primary or combo units featuring battery backups to protect your basement in case of pump failure or power outages.

Why Choose Mister Plumber?

1. Over 20 years of experience
2. Licensed and insured
3. Honest and transparent service
4. Fair pricing
5. Prompt response times
6. Over 200 positive Google reviews
7. Equipped with modern and powerful tools
8. Locally owned and operated
9. Friendly and professional service
10. Superior quality workmanship

Don’t wait for a basement flood. Call Mister Plumber at 416-939-1530 to schedule an appointment for sump pump repair, replacement, or new installation for your Burlington home.