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Sump Pump Repairs & Sump Pump Installation



When winter season is coming to an end, the springtime thaw can cause basement flooding problems for many homeowners in Ontario's Burlington, Oakville, and Mississauga areas. Burlington is no stranger to flash flooding as we last saw on Aug 2014, where the city recieved two months of rain in 8 hours, leaving 3,000 homes flooded.

Melting snow & ice will saturate the thawing ground in no time, and once the water stops being absorbed, it starts to collect in and around basements and has the potential to cause thousands of dollars in damage if it's not removed. It's time to make sure your sump pump is operating as it should.

What Does a Sump Pump Do?

A basement sump pump is used to remove that water that has accumulated in the sump basin inside the basement of your home. The pump will handle regular flooding problems and solve dampness issues when the water table rises above your foundation due to ground saturation from the spring thaw or heavy rains.

Sump pumps can move the water away from the house to places such as a dry well or municipal storm drain, where it's no longer problematic.

The sump pump is installed in the lowest part of your basement, keeping the area under your house dry to prevent it from flooding and damaging your foundation. Sump pump installations commonly have a check valve to ensure the water being pumped out of your home through the discharge pipe does not re-enter the sump pit through gravity. 

Types of Sump Pumps

A Submersible sump pump is installed directly inside the concrete sump basin, and the electric motor is sealed off to prevent the electric motor from coming into direct contact with water. Submersible pumps sit near or below the water level and discharge water when the water reaches a certain height.

A Pedestal pump has a motor mounted above the sump, driving an impeller via a vertical shaft.

Both types of sump pumps can be automatic or manually operated on demand. Both often have a float switch, which activates the sump pump when the water level in the sump pit reaches a certain height.

Sump pumps are also installed to control high water table problems of surface soil in business & industrial applications.

Battery Backup Sump Pumps

We often suggest installing a battery backup sump pump for your home or business basement. In Oakville, power outages are most likely to happen during heavy storms due to fallen power lines or electrical damage from lightning strikes.

When the power does go out during a heavy rain storm, you'll be thankful for your battery backup sump pump to keep the rising water levels out of your home. An extra sump pump that is ready to go also comes in handy if your primary sump pump is malfunctioning.

Protect your Basement from Flooding

The Master Plumber technicians at A. McKenna Plumbing can provide you with the advice you need when purchasing a new sump pump for your home or business.

Our certified plumbers will professionally install your sump pump and provide sump pump repairs.  

We also offer sump pump replacement services, fix pump drainage lines, and install battery backup sump pumps to ensure your basement is protected during power outages.

In the Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Mississauga, and Etobicoke Ontario areas, give A. McKenna Plumbing a call at 1-905-510-4965 for more information on our whole product line of sump pumps as well as upgrades & repairs.