Sump Pump and Ejector Pump Services in Memphis
A flooded basement is something that no Memphis homeowner ever wants to face. Unfortunately, if you do not take proper precautions prior to the wetter months, it can be be very easy for your basement to flood. Flooded basements will damage not only the structure and foundation of your home, but also the precious mementos or the valuable appliances, equipment and tools you store in your basement. Basement floods can be due to several reasons including:
- Ground water seepage
- Improperly installed basement bathrooms
- Poor waterproofing
- Improper construction
- Excessive rain fall or snow melt
Fortunately, flooded basements can be typically avoided with the installation of a sump pump and ejector pump. And at Stewart Plumbing, our basement protection experts are here to help.
Sump Pump Solutions
Sump pumps will work to keep ground water, excessive rain or snow melt and water seepage due to poor waterproofing from flooding your basement and damaging your home. They work by draining the water that enters your basement into a basin and pumping the water out of your basement through the use of a pump. The level of water in the basement in continually monitored by your sump pump and is pumped out when the levels reach a certain point. You have two choices for sump pumps:
Both of these options work well in preventing floods, but Stewart Plumbing will help you decide on the best option for your home. In most cases, we will also recommend that you have a backup pump installed to prevent a flood in the event of power failure.
Ejector Pump Solutions
Ejector pumps are used to solve the problem of basement bathrooms often sitting below the plumbing pipes that actually route sewage out of your home. Since it does not naturally flow up on its own, the water in your basement bathroom needs a help to get into your sewage system. Ejector pumps provide a boost of power to route the sewage into the pipes that lead out of your home. Ejector pumps also grind the waste to make the whole process easier.
Common Sump Pump Problems
Sump pumps can experience encounter problems if they are not maintained or operated correctly:
- Clogging in the pipes.
- Motor failure.
- A pump that is too small for your basement.
If you experience any of these issues, we will come out to your home as soon as possible to remedy the problem.
Common Ejector Pump Issues
To make your ejector pump’s job easier, you need to avoid putting the following items into your basement toilet:
- Sanitary items
- Excessive toilet paper
Don’t wait until your basement floor is a foot below water, call Stewart Plumbing today to protect your home from a costly basement flood!