We Repair, Replace, and Install Sump Pumps In Edmonton, Sherwood Park, & St. Albert
Is there a problem with your sump pump? Sump pumps have one very important job to do: keep your basement dry. A working sump pump is the best thing you can do to prevent a soggy basement.Book An Appointment
How does a sump pump work?
A sump pump keeps your basement dry by collecting water from under your home and literally pumping it outside. Sump pumps are usually located in the lowest area of your home and are essentially pits that collect water. When the water reaches a certain level, your sump pump will turn on and pump the water out of the pit and away from your home’s foundation.
It’s important for your sump pump’s discharge pipe to be placed very carefully, otherwise, you risk water that’s been pumped out falling back towards your foundation. Your sump pump should also include a backwater valve. We recommend adding a check valve when replacing your sump pump. A check valve is a device that keeps the water flowing in one direction — out of your pump and not back in!
Lastly, your sump pump is able to pump water out and away from your home with what is essentially a fan powered by a motor. It’s important to have a backup battery for your motor in case of power failure during a large storm.
It’s critical that the different parts and components of your sump pump are working properly to avoid future repair costs and frustration. We recommend testing your sump pumps every spring to ensure they’re functioning properly.
Is your sump pump working properly?
Give us a call on 780-464-3337 or book an appointment online to make sure your sump pump is working properly.Book Today
How do I know if my sump pump needs to be replaced or repaired?
Not sure if your sump pump needs to be repaired or replaced? Here are a few ideas that might help you troubleshoot the problem:
- Sump pump not turning on after large amounts of heavy rain
- Your sump pump hasn’t been replaced in over 10 years
- Your sump pump is continuously running
- You notice excessive groundwater around your foundation
- Lots of debris surrounding the outside of your pit
- Your discharge line is frozen
- There is corrosion around your battery connections
- A damaged switch
Overall, if your sump pump isn’t acting right and you’re not sure why, don’t hesitate to contact us, we’re here to help.
Why is a properly working sump pump so important?
Sump pump failure can cause thousands of dollars of damage to your home. Depending on where you live in Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, or the surrounding areas, flooding can be quite normal! We can get our fair share of heavy bouts of rain during the spring and summer months. In general, a sump pump is a safe, reliable way to protect your home from flooding.
How much does it cost to replace a sump pump?
First Call is committed to upfront, competitive pricing with no hidden fees. On average, sump pump replacement will range from $395.00-$495.00 plus GST and that includes products and installation. The addition of a backup sump pump system (products and installation) starts at $995.00 plus GST.
Did you know that many insurance companies will give you a break on your premiums if you have a backup sump pump?
A backup sump pump is recommended for added security. In case of a sump pump failure, a secondary, battery-powered pump will take over and empty your sump pit. You’ll be notified by an audible alarm that a primary pump failure has occurred and the secondary pump is in use.
Since a backup sump pump is battery-powered it works when you need it most and can provide over 10 hours of continuous use during a power outage. Ensure your basement is prepared to weather almost any storm!