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Sump Pump Installation and Maintenance Topeka KS

sump pump basin with old sump pump removed and new one installed
Old sump pump removed and new one installed.

A sump pump is a crucial line of defense against basement flooding, especially during our heavy rains in Kansas. Installing a sump pump properly can save you from costly water damage and headaches down the line. Here are the key steps for a successful sump pump installation:

Step 1: Choosing the Right Location: Identify the lowest point in your basement where water tends to accumulate. This is where your sump pump should be installed. Ensure the location allows for easy access and maintenance.

Step 2: Digging the Sump Pit: Excavate a small pit at the chosen location to house the sump pump. The pit should be wide enough to accommodate the pump and deep enough so that the pump’s float switch can activate when water rises.

Step 3: Installing the Sump Pump: Place the sump pump inside the pit, making sure it sits level. Connect the discharge pipe to the pump’s outlet and direct it away from your foundation to prevent water from seeping back into your basement. Add a check valve on the discharge line to prevent damage to the pump.

Step 4: Testing the System: Fill the sump pit with water to test the pump’s functionality. Ensure the float switch activates the pump when the water level rises and that the water is effectively discharged away from the foundation.

Remember, a sump pump is an investment in the protection of your home. Regular maintenance and testing are essential to ensure your it remains in optimal condition, ready to safeguard your basement whenever the need arises. Don’t overlook this vital aspect of home maintenance!

For a professional, seamless sump pump installation, for sump pump repair or maintenance, contact us today! With over 25 years of experience, we’ll do it right.