Do you need water pump service in the Columbia or Ellicott City, MD area? Heil Plumbing offers water pump installation, replacement, and repair service in Howard County. Read about our pump service below!
Sump Pumps Service
Your sump pump is a very important part of your basement. It keeps your basement dry by pumping the water that would flood your basement away to another location. Sump pumps run on electricity and are placed in a pit called a sump basin in the lowest part of the basement. It is important to make sure that your sump pump is functioning properly particularly before snow storms and rain storms. Your basement is more likely to flood in the winter as snow melts and in the spring when rainfall is greatest. For sump pump repair, replacement, maintenance, or installation, contact the Jessup, MD based plumbers at Heil Plumbing today—410-921-0339!
Types of Sump Pumps
- Pedestal Pumps – Pedestal pumps separate the impeller which pumps water out of the sump basin from the motor which sits above the sump basin on a shaft or “pedestal.” This design keeps the motor dry, makes the motor easy to repair, and generally makes the pump last longer.
- Submersible Sump Pumps – Submersible pumps are relatively newer (and more expensive) technology which house the motor and impeller in the sump basin. Submersible pumps can be thought of as strong workhorse sump pumps. They can generally empty the sump basin faster which is good if the sump basin fills up quickly from heavy rains. Submersible pumps can also handle debris which is common to sump basins better than their pedestal counterparts. Because they are placed in the sump basin, they are usually quieter yet much more difficult to access for maintenance.
Do you need a pedestal pump or submersible sump pump installed? Contact Heil Plumbing today!
Common Sump Pump Problems
- In the winter time the discharge line that carries the water outside can freeze and cause the water to back up and flood the basement. Heil Plumbing has several tested preventive and remedial solutions for this problem that differ based on the house in question. Two simple solutions are installing a temporary drain line and installing a protective valve designed to account for freezing.
- Many sump pumps turn on when a float reaches a certain level. If the float gets stuck in the on position, the pump will wear out and stop working.
- Over time the lining on bottom of the pit can disintegrate. As a result, the sand, gravel, and debris that are under the pit can come up and get stuck in the impeller of the pump causing it to fail.
- The shaft in pedestal sump pumps can rust out and cause the pump to fail.
If you need help troubleshooting any of these common sump pump problems, call us at 410-921-0339 or contact us online to schedule service!
Sump Pump Battery Backup Systems
A battery backup system can bring an added peace of mind if you have had trouble with power outages during a storm or had your sump pump fail in the past. The battery backup includes an additional pump and a deep cycle battery. When your primary sump pump stops working (due to a power outage or another problem), an alarm will sound and let you know that something has happened to the primary pump and the backup pump has been engaged.
We can install battery backup systems for your sump pump in Howard County, MD! Contact us to speak with a friendly and knowledgeable representative.
Laundry Tub Pump Service
If you are looking to install a laundry tub, bar sink, or kitchenette in the basement but gravity is not on your side, we can install this type of pump under the fixture and it will pump the water up to the drain line level and out into the main drain.
Sewage Ejector Service
Anytime you want to install a bathroom that is below the sewage or septic disposal lines (such as in many basements), you must drain the bathroom with an ejector pump—and we can help! This type of pump can handle the solids that need to be pumped up to the main drain level.
Well Pump Service
If your house does not pull water directly from a municipal supply, then water must be pumped up to your house from a well nearby. Types of well pumps include:
- Jet Pumps – Jet pumps are installed so that the motor sits above water. Jet pumps have a line that pulls water up from the well and can also shoot a “jet” of water back into the well to pull water from deeper levels.
- Submersible Well Pumps – Submersible pumps sit down in the water and push water up to the house. As the newer technology, submersible pumps are usually quieter, more efficient, and require less maintenance.
- Constant Pressure Pumps – Constant pressure pumps (also known as a variable speed submersible pumps) increase or decrease water flow from a well to suit a family’s requirements. Do you hate having to wait to shower until the dishwasher and laundry machine are finished running? A constant pressure pump may be the solution that you need.
Grinder Pump Service
A grinder pump is set in place when your entire home is lower than the public sewer out in the street. The grinder pump is placed in a tank/pit that is buried on your property which provides waste water holding storage capacity. When water is used in the house, waste water flows into the tank. When the waste water in the tank reaches a preset level, the grinder pump automatically turns on, grinds the waste, and pumps it out of the tank via the homeowner’s on-site sewer service line and into the public sewer system. A grinder pump will normally run for one or two minutes and automatically turn off when the tank is emptied.
Water Pump Service in Ellicott City and Columbia, MD
If you need help deciding which water pump is right for you, installing or replacing a pump, or repairing or maintaining a water pump, contact Heil Plumbing at 410-921-0339! Our plumbing experts can help you with any problem you have—call now!
Our Water Pump Service Area
We provide water pump services all around Howard County, including Odenton, Severn, Columbia, Clarksville, Fulton, Cantonsville, Elkridge, Laurel, Jessup, Ellicott City, Savage, Highland, Halethorpe, Dayton, Woodstock, Scaggsville, and Arbutus, Maryland.