Sump Pumps

Indianapolis Sump Pump Repair

Sump Pump RepairProblem:  “My basement (or crawlspace) has flooded.”

Solution:  It’s the worst feeling, to step down into your basement and feel the “squish” between your toes. If your basement is finished, it is a heart-sickening feeling. Sump pumps fail for many reasons – from power outages to age and even lack of use. A good, hardy, professional-grade sump pump is a must and should be replaced (at a minimum) every three to five years to avoid the “squishy” experiences.

 

Problem:  “My sump pump is constantly running.”

Solution:  ….and it’s not because it’s trying to “get in shape”, but rather it is on its last leg. Sump Pumps don’t like to run dry. If it is running when there is no water in the sump pump pit, this is usually associated with a “switching” problem. Depending on your sump pump, the switch can either be repaired, adjusted or replaced. The sump pump experts at AttaBoy can evaluate the problem and make sure that your sump pump is “working out” properly.

 

Problem:  “I would like the added security of a backup system.”

Solution:  Let’s face it….how many times do we go into our basement and check our sump pumps? Sump pumps by nature, fail at the worst time. A flooded basement or crawlspace can cause thousands of dollars of damage. Big screen TV’s can be replaced. Floating family heirlooms, not so easily. There’s an old Plumbing Proverb that states “A basement without a backup sump pump is like a skydiver without a parachute.” Well, you get the idea. There are different types and styles of backups to choose from, such as battery backups, AC/DC backups, all-in-one sump pump systems and water-powered backups. Your AttaBoy Plumber can help you determine what the right system is for your home. Give yourself that added security and peace of mind by protecting your home and family possessions with a professionally installed backup sump pump system for less than you think.

 

Indianapolis Sewage Ejector and Lift Station

Problem:  “My basement bathroom is not draining properly.”

Solution:  Most basement bathrooms have a sewage ejector (aka “lift station). Basement bathrooms are lower than the house main sewer line. A sewage ejector is used to “lift” the basement bathroom water and waste up into the house main sewer line to flow out into city sewer system or septic tank. If the sewage ejector is not working properly, the basement bathroom toilet, sink or shower will not drain properly, if at all. An inspection of the ejector by your AttaBoy Plumber will reveal the problem….a yucky job, but somebody’s gotta do it and we do it all the time.

 

Problem:  “My sewage ejector is constantly running.”

Solution:  Similar to a sump pump (see above), sewage ejectors don’t like to run dry. If it is running when there is no water in the ejector pit, this is usually associated with a “switching” problem. Depending on your sewage ejector, the switch can either be repaired, adjusted or replaced. The sewage ejector experts at AttaBoy can evaluate the problem and make sure that your ejector is ejecting the way it should.

 

Problem:  “There is a strong smell of sewage coming from my sewage ejector.”

Solution:  Not a pleasant smell, we know, but easily remedied. It could either be that the pit has a vent problem or the sewage ejector pit seal has decayed or has been breached. All of which your experienced AttaBoy Plumber can assess and provide the right solution.

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