Have peace of mind, and keep your basement free of water and water damage with a sump pump. Sump pumps are used to help prevent and treat basement flooding. Nusite has been offering sump pump repairs in Toronto for over 30 years. We also offer an array of waterproofing services, including sump pump installation, repair and subsidy repair programs through the city of Toronto.
What is a Sump Pump?
A sump pump is an electric pump that sits at the bottom of the basement’s sump pit. The sump pump is then installed at your basement’s lowest point. From there, the groundwater around the foundation is hollowed out into a perimeter drain system at the base of the foundation. This allows the water to be redirected to the sump pit. Since the sump pump is submersible it is triggered by a float switch. Once the float switch is on, the sump pump will remove water by pumping to a storm drain, well or detention pond.
How is a Sump Pump Installed?
A sump pump can be purchased as a plug-in unit or hard-wired into your home’s electrical system. Most units come with a battery backup to work if the power goes out. This is particularly important in extreme weather conditions, such as a severe thunderstorm. Note: if your home is prone to losing power, it is important to have a backup system in place that does not rely on power. Nusite can help you find the best solution for your home.
What Does Sump Pump Maintenance Entail?
When it comes to your sump pump, it is important to implement regular testing. In order to test it, simply:
- Pour a bucket of water into the sump pit then
- The pump should come on within seconds
- As you wait for it to turn on, make sure that the float switch and check valve can move.
Keep your sump pump working well by cleaning your sump pit by removing any debris, such as dirt or sand. It is also important to make sure that there is no debris in the drainage line.
When Do I Need To Replace My Sump Pump?
There is no specific rule of thumb on when to replace your sump pump. If it stops working, however, you should replace immediately.
Sump Pump Repair in Toronto, Ontario
Contact Nusite today and have peace of mind when you have a sump pump installed in your home. Your local Toronto team of water damage experts – Nusite offer years of experience and professionalism when it comes to waterproofing solutions. Contact the knowledgeable team today and get the sump pump and water management system that is right for you!