Sump pumps are a peripheral sort of plumbing device that is typically used to remove water seepage from a basement or other in-ground area. A full-service rooter service can identify problems with sump pumps and make the necessary repairs to get them going again.
Check the Power
If your sump pump is not working at all, you should check the power supply before calling a rooter service. If the unit is plugged in, check the circuit breaker for that outlet, or check the pump documentation to see if there is a circuit breaker or fuse built into the device. If the outlet is working but the pump will not start, a plumbing inspection is the next step.
Rooter Service for Clogged Drains
A specialized rooter company may not arrive with the equipment needed to repair or replace a sump pump. Rooter companies are focused on clearing clogged drains, pumping out septic tanks, and similar services. Only a full-service plumber can perform those jobs plus anything else related to your plumbing, including sump pumps. On the other hand, if your problem is related to a sump drain that isn’t working, the rooter services may be all you need.
Sump Pump Plumbing Services
Sump pumps may or may not be tied to your sewer lines. In some cases, the pump simply extracts water seepage to a location outside the home. Licensed plumbing contractors can examine your installation and recommend the best course of action before any work is done. For your protection, always make sure that contractors are licensed and insured before they begin work at your home.
Benefits of Home Plumbing Inspections
Home plumbing inspections allow you to locate problems before they become a major ordeal, or isolate the source of a problem when it isn’t easily identifiable. You can think of a plumbing inspector as your first line of plumbing defense. Additionally, most plumbing inspectors are one division of a full-service plumber that can handle repairs and replacements as soon as the need arises.
If you want a rooter service that can diagnose and repair your sump pump, you will have to schedule an appointment with an actual plumbing company or septic service provider. From cleaning out clogged drains to replacing faulty pump mechanisms, a complete plumbing provider will have the equipment and experience to handle all of your plumbing needs and will have your sump pump back in service before you know it.
Ehret Co. Plumbing & Heating
Ehret Co. Plumbing & Heating provides 24/7 household plumbing services for homes and multifamily buildings. We pride ourselves on our professional and quality work. Contact us through our online contact form or call us at 510-528-4292 for residential plumbing services any time, any day of the week.