Sump Pump Services in Los Angeles
Reliable Sump Pump Repair, Replacement & Routine Maintenance
The last thing you want to see when you head down to your basement is a pool of water. Basement flooding can lead to extensive water damage that’s both structurally dangerous and costly to repair. Sump pumps help to stop basement flooding by removing excess water from beneath your home. When functioning properly, these machines are very effective at keeping your basement and the foundation of your home safe and dry. However, when they stop working or become worn down, your home is susceptible to flooding and its negative effects. Universal Plumbing can ensure that your home’s sump pump is in proper working order. We carry out comprehensive sump pump services in Los Angeles, including routine maintenance, repair, and replacement. We can even help you install a sump pump in a new home.
For reliable sump pump repair, replacement, and general service, call Universal Plumbing at (818) 462-8289!
Testing Your Sump Pump
It’s important to periodically test your sump pump to make sure it’s working properly. You don’t want to be caught off guard with a broken sump pump when the next storm hits.
How to test your home’s sump pump:
- Slowly pour a few gallons of water into the sump pit
- Check to make sure the pump turns on and begins working
- Once the pump has removed the water, it should turn off
- Pour more water back into the sump pit to ensure it turns back on
- Make sure the pump once again removes water and turns off
- Check for any obvious signs of excessive wear and tear
If your sump pump fails to turn on, remove all of the water, or turn back off once the water has been pumped out, it might be time for a replacement. The experienced Los Angeles plumbers at Universal Plumbing can help you with high-quality sump pump repair and replacement at affordable rates.
When Should You Replace Your Sump Pump?
Like any piece of home equipment that is used regularly, sump pumps are subject to routine wear and tear. Because replacement is dependent on how often the machine is used, there is no real set timeline for when you should have your sump pump replaced. Instead, it’s wise to check your sump pump’s operation about once or twice a year, and consider installing a battery-powered backup for larger storms that may knock out the power for extended periods of time.
When you need dependable sump pump services in Los Angeles, Universal Plumbing is here to get the job done. We have more than 30 years of experience and can address a wide range of plumbing needs.
Contact us today at (818) 462-8289 to schedule a free estimate on sump pump services!