Your sump pump is your first line of defense against basement flooding. Sump pumps, correctly installed and maintained, drain the water from the sump pit into a discharge pipe that moves water from your home into the city’s drainage system. Typically, you should hear the sump pump coming on after a rainstorm when water flows into the sump. If you don’t hear it coming on or if you hear it grinding away frequently or constantly, you should call Avatar Plumbing and schedule a service. Keep your basement safe from flooding with prompt and knowledgeable sump pump repair, maintenance and installation in metro Atlanta
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Depending on the age and condition of your sump pump, you may want to consider whether to invest in further repairs or a new installation. A sump pump, like most appliances in your home, won’t last forever. The typical lifespan of a sump pump is somewhere around 5 to 10 years. Quarterly maintenance, including cleaning and inspection, can help extend the lifespan of your sump pump. Our experienced plumbers will be happy to answer your questions and provide you an accurate no-surprises estimate so you can make an informed decision.
If the sump pumps discharge pipe is clogged with debris or if water freezes in the discharge pipe, water will come back into the sump pit and could overflow into your basement. Our plumbers can install a supplementary line to reroute water in the case of a frozen discharge pipe. We also recommend installing a grid over the opening of the discharge pipe to prevent debris from entering and blocking the sump system.