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Sump Pump Installation

Sump pump installation and replacement services by Charter Oak Plumbing involve the setup and replacement of sump pump systems, primarily to prevent basement flooding or water damage. Sump pumps are essential devices installed in the lowest part of a basement or crawl space to remove excess water that accumulates due to heavy rain, groundwater infiltration, or other sources.

Sump Pump Installation Services:

  • Assessment: We professional evaluate the property to determine the best location for installing the sump pump. This typically involves identifying the lowest point where water tends to accumulate.
  • Excavation: If necessary, a pit or sump basin is dug in the designated location. The size of the pit depends on the pump’s specifications and the expected water volume.
  • Sump Pump Selection: Based on the property’s needs and water accumulation, a suitable sump pump model is selected. There are two main types: pedestal sump pumps (mounted above the sump pit) and submersible sump pumps (placed inside the pit).
  • Installation: The selected sump pump is installed in the sump pit. This includes connecting the pump to the discharge pipe and securing it properly.
  • Check Valve Installation: A check valve is installed on the discharge pipe to prevent water from flowing back into the pit after the pump turns off.
  • Wiring and Electrical Connection: The sump pump is connected to the electrical system with proper wiring and safety measures. Some models also include battery backup systems to ensure operation during power outages.
  • Testing: The sump pump is tested to ensure it activates properly when water reaches a certain level in the pit.
  • Backfilling and Covering: If required, the pit is backfilled and covered, leaving only the pump and discharge pipe accessible.
  • Final Inspection: The installation is reviewed to ensure it meets local codes and regulations.

Sump Pump Replacement Services:

Over time, sump pumps may wear out or become less effective. Replacement services involve removing the old sump pump and installing a new one:

  • Removal: The old sump pump is disconnected, removed from the pit, and properly disposed of.
  • Pit Inspection: The sump pit is inspected for any debris or sediment that may affect the new pump’s performance.
  • New Pump Selection: A new sump pump is selected based on the property’s needs and any advancements in pump technology.
  • Installation: The new pump is installed in the pit, connected to the discharge pipe, and secured.
  • Check Valve and Wiring: A check valve is installed on the discharge pipe, and the pump is wired to the electrical system.
  • Testing and Inspection: The new pump is tested to ensure proper operation and compliance with regulations.

Sump pump installation and replacement services by Charter Oak Plumbing are essential for preventing water damage and maintaining a dry basement or crawl space. We possess experience in drainage and waterproofing to ensure the effective functioning of the sump pump system.

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