Prevent water damage caused by flooding and water buildup in your basement or lower level property with a sump pump. Hoffmann Brothers provides Nashville sump services when you need a first time installation, sump pump repair or replacement.
Flooding Prevention & Recovery Guide
What Is a Sump Pump and How Does It Work?
Sump pumps are the devices that keep your Nashville home (especially basements) dry and free of water. There three types of sump pumps:
- Submersible – The pump resides in a hole with a waterproof encasement to protect the motor. These need to be replaced regularly.
- Pedestal – This pump’s motor has a longer life expectancy than the submersible because it stays several feet above the water.
- Water Powered – While these pumps aren’t battery-powered, making them more eco-friendly, they also don’t have the same level of power of the other two options to remove water either (≤1,500 gal/hour vs. the typical 3,000 gal/hour rate), which also makes them more expensive than the other pumps.
Nashville Sump Pump Repair
The worst-case scenario is that your sump pump fails when you need it most. However, sump pumps can fail at any time and for many reasons, like a float switch breaking or sticking. If the float switch sticks, the water can exceed the sump pump’s ability to remove the water. The intake screen in the sump pump can then become clogged. Or the pump could develop airlocks, which is compressed air in the line preventing water from leaving the pump.
If your sump pump is failing or is not working correctly, call a qualified and experienced plumber to work on it. The plumbers at Hoffmann Brothers can test your sump pump for proper functionality or perform maintenance to ensure it will continue to work correctly.
To schedule a checkup, repair, or maintenance on your sump pump, call Hoffmann Brothers today.
Sump Pump Installation for Nashville Homes
Sump pump installation is not a DIY job we recommend. If a sump pump is wired incorrectly, it will never work right when you need it most. Then the money you “saved” by doing the job yourself will be spent fixing what went wrong and repairing damages. The risk is too great, and the result too messy and too expensive to consider when you can get the job done right the first time by calling a licensed and experienced plumber like Hoffmann Brothers.
For all of your plumbing system and sump pump needs, call Hoffmann Brothers.
FAQs About Sump Pumps
A sump pump prevents your house from flooding by removing water from the lowest areas of a home most susceptible to downpours, like a basement. Sump pumps are typically installed in a sump pit, a hole that is dug in the lowest part of your basement or crawlspace. From there, it pumps rainwater out of your home. Be sure to contact Hoffmann Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning at … for all your sump pump needs!
Newer sump pumps can last for at least 5 years, provided that it is regularly serviced. The life span of your sump pump is also dependent on the quality of the pump and the voltage supplying it, and the debris in the water being pumped. Regardless of the condition or age of your sump pump, it is always wise to have a battery backup and second sump system. Count on our licensed plumbers at Hoffmann Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning to perform the necessary maintenance so it pumps properly when you need it the most.
Although easy to overlook, your sump pump is your home’s last line of defense against devastating water damage. You should consider replacement every few years, especially if you observe strange sounds, excessive vibrations, irregular cycling, rust, or motor malfunction from your pump. Call our advisors at … to learn more about your sump pump replacement options so your home is ready for when those rain clouds roll in.
It is wise to perform maintenance at least once a year on your sump pump. Clean the sump pump screen frequently as it accumulates debris over time. Once the screen is wiped clean, unplug the sump pump and drain line and flush it out with water. Clear out anything in the sump pit that could cause clogs before putting the pump back. Be sure to maintain or replace any backup systems frequently. Regular maintenance, especially when performed by experienced plumbers like those at Hoffmann Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning, can extend your sump pump’s life and ensure it can protect your home from any Nashville storm.
Contact the Nashville Sump Pump Contractors at Hoffmann Brothers
For over 40 years, Hoffmann Brothers has proudly installed and serviced plumbing systems and has recently expanded to the Nashville Metropolitan Area. We are reliable, trained, licensed, and we get the job done fast and right!
Contact Hoffmann Brothers, the premier Nashville plumbing contractor, today at 615-515-3015 for all of your plumbing services, repairs, and drain cleaning needs.