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Whether you need to repair your sump pump or you’re looking for help with new device installation, we have you covered! Culpeper Home Services has experts based throughout Culpeper County and surrounding areas who can quickly respond to your sump pump problems.

Do I Need a Sump Pump?

Sump pumps direct excess water away from your house and help you avoid water damage and mold growth. They are often installed in a pit inside your basement. When water enters the pit, the device pumps the water out and away from your property.

Not all homes need to have a sump pump. If you live in an area that is not prone to flooding, you most likely don’t have one installed and won’t need to.

So when are sump pumps necessary?

  • You live on a floodplain or low-lying area
  • Your basement has flooded in the past
  • Your home is prone to flooding after heavy rain or snow melt
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How Do I Choose a New Sump Pump?

There are two main types of sump pumps:

Pedestal sump pumps: These units have the motor placed above the pit, with a pipe lowered into the reservoir to keep water out. Since pedestal types aren’t immersed in water, they are less likely to incur water damage and tend to last longer than submersible sump pumps. They are also more budget-friendly and easier to repair.

Submersible sump pumps: As the name suggests, submersible sump pumps have the full unit (motor and all components) placed within the reservoir in waterproof casing. They are more powerful than pedestal types and more effective at pumping out larger volumes of water. However, keep in mind that, since these units are submerged, they are also more vulnerable to damage.

We also recommend having a battery backup sump pump ready in case your primary unit fails due to a mechanical problem or power outage.

Our team will help you choose the right sump pump size for your home and ensure proper installation.

Why Isn’t My Sump Pump Working?

Make sure your sump pump is prepared to function efficiently when you need it the most. Keep an eye on any problems and contact your Culpeper County sump pump repair experts for help if you notice the following:

  • Unusual or loud noises coming from the unit
  • The float switch isn’t working or is stuck
  • The sump pump runs nonstop
  • The sump pump continues to run even when there’s no water in the pit

All of these issues are often caused by clogged sump pumps or discharge lines, under- or over-sized units, and defective check valves or other broken components.

Regular sump pump maintenance will help ensure proper operation when the rainy season hits. Check the unit’s manufacturer guidelines for the best way to care for your sump pump. Some may advise running the unit every two or three months, while others recommend annual inspections and tune-ups.

Culpeper Home Services is also ready to help. Contact us for sump pump troubleshooting, repair, and replacement services. We’ll get to the bottom of your problem and present you with options that best meet your needs.

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Call now at (540) 845-3653 to discuss your sump pump repair or installation needs. Our experts serve all of Culpeper County and surrounding areas in Northern Virginia!

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