Sump Pump Service in Wisconsin
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Professional Sump Pump Services
Spring in Wisconsin. The snow is melting, the rain is pouring, road construction workers are ending their winter hibernation and orange barrels are starting to bloom. The ground becomes saturated with water as snow melts and rain falls. If you don't have the right sump pump protecting your home all that water can flood into your basement. A few inches of water can damage dry wall, carpeting, wood floors, furniture and anything else you might have in your basement. That water can also cause serious damage to your foundation, threatening the stability of your home. Wisconsin's best plumbers work at Southport and are on call 24/7 to help with sump pump issues. Trust Southport for help with all of your sump pump issues.
Sump Pump Repair in Milwaukee
The cost of a broken sump pump can be devastating if the waters start to rise from a heavy downpour. Don't risk it. Southport's professional plumbers will get your sump pump running in no time. We offer 24-hour emergency sump pump repair, because disasters rarely happen at a convenient time. Our sump pump repair experts are always on call. If it's pouring, if snow is melting, and water is seeping into your basement you can trust Southport to fix your sump pump.
We use premium sump pump parts to fix:
- Sump pump float switches
- Sump pump discharge pipes
- Sump pump lines
- Sump pump diaphragm switches
- Sump pump check valves
Warrantied Sump Pump Installation
Installation of a sump pump can save you from a heartbreaking basement flood. Unfortunately, some people don’t realize how much they need a sump pump until their basement is flooded. Southport Home Services installs a range of quality, manufacturer-warrantied sump pumps in sizes for every need and budget.
Whether you need to dig a new hole in your basement your you just need to replace your old sump pump you can trust the plumbers at Southport. We don't try to upsell you, we wont give you something you don't need. We assess the situation and make an honest suggestion based on your needs and our years of expertise. You can always trust Southport for reliable, affordable, warrantied sump pump installation in Wisconsin.
Sump Pump Maintenance
Regular sump pump service as the manufacturer recommends will keep your sump pump running for a long time and keep your basement from turning into a bayou. Our checklist of preventive maintenance will help you reduce long-term costs and preserve the integrity of your basement. Schedule a sump pump maintenance appointment with us today, or sign up for a regular sump pump inspection as part of our Southport Club.
Southport offers warrantied and trusted maintenance and repair on all sump pump models. Contact us for:
Southport Offers Standard, Deluxe, and Premier Sump Pump Systems for Wisconsin Homes
If you don’t know what type of sump pump system you’re looking for, don’t be ashamed. You deserve to have all of your Milwaukee area sump pump needs taken care of by Southport’s plumbing professionals and have the peace of mind knowing your basement is safe from flooding all year round!
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Warning Signs of a Failing Sump Pump
Every spring when the snow starts to melt, it seems to rain every other day and the sweet sound of running sump pumps fills the air. A properly running sump pump will keep water away from your foundation and keep your basement dry. An old or malfunctioning sump pump will fail over time. It can also fail suddenly, leaving you with a swamp in your basement.
- 1. Your Sump Pump is Old - If you know your sump pump is old it might be worth replacing. If you have no idea how old your sump pump is, it's time for sump pump maintenance. Southport's plumbers can easily identify an old sump pump and make the right recommendations for your home.
- 2. Your Sump Pump Runs All the Time - If your sump pump runs all the time it could mean it is struggling to remove enough water, forcing it to work overtime. Your sump pump might run all the time because it was a particularly wet week. It might run all the time because your foundation is below the water table, forcing your sump pump to constantly remove water.
- 3. Your Sump Pump Doesn't Run at All - If your sump pump doesn't run at all it might be clogged, broken, or damaged in some other way. It's also possible it doesn't run because the drainage around your home is particularly good and it just doesn't need to run.
All of this might seem like a bunch of nonsense answers that never get to the point. Point is, sump pumps really have no warning signs. One morning you leave for work and then come back that night to a flooded basement. You just don't know your sump pump is not operating correctly until it is too late. So how can you prevent sump pump failure?
- Get a professional plumber to assess your sump pump. Southport's plumbers can look at how your pump and determine if it needs repair or if it's fine. Have a technician look at your sump pump before each spring or after.
- Install a battery backup. Most sump pumps rely on power from your home. If power goes out during a particularly bad rain storm, your sump pump wont be able to keep your basement dry. A battery backup is an extra power source that keeps your sump pump running during a power outage.
- Schedule annual maintenance. Members of the all new Southport Club have access to annual maintenance. One of our trained plumbers will visit every year to inspect your sump pump to ensure it is running correctly.
Once you have had your regular sump pump checked out and have a battery back-up installed, you'll have some peace of mind that your basement is protected. This is far better than trying to guess how your sump pump is working based on how often it runs.
What is a Sump Pump?
A sump is a pit or hollow in which liquid collects, and the pump part of a sump pump pushes water out through a drain to the city sewer system. As the name suggests, the pump is housed in the sump.
The sump, aka sump pit, should be located at the lowest part of your home to allow it to work with gravity for water collection. Modern sump pumps activate automatically when a float arm or pressure sensor reaches a certain height or pressure and starts pushing the water out.
Do I Need a Sump Pump?
Most likely you do. Up to 95% of homes experience problems with water in their basement, and water doesn’t discriminate whether your basement is finished or just used for storage.
Finished and unfinished basements alike—and the items in both—can be destroyed by as little as 1 inch of water.
Unfinished Basement Flooding
Unfinished basements are often used for storing:
- Kids’ memorable school papers
- In-progress crafts/projects
- Holiday decorations
- Seasonal equipment
Finished Basement Flooding
Finished basements are often used as entertainment rooms, containing valuables such as:
- Entertainment systems
Southport Operates All Over Southeast Wisconsin