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Coachella Valley Sump Pump Repair

Prevent Sump Flooding

It is important to test your sump pump regularly and have repairs performed when needed. KC's 23 1/2 Hour Plumbing provides sump pump maintenance and repairs in Palm Springs and installation of new pumps with the latest in water ejection technologies.

How Sump Pumps Work

The sump pump is installed in the lowest part of the home. The pump is designed to divert water during a heavy storm, to prevent flooding. A float valve activates when the water reaches a certain level to turn the pump on and remove the water before it can cause flood and water damage.

Whether a sump pump turns on depends on groundwater and/or flood conditions. It may not activate for years at a time. Designed to be submerged in water, the pump is electrically operated and expels any water above a pre-determined height. If necessary, the pump can work regularly to prevent groundwater intrusion and water damage.

Sump pumps are also used during floods. Higher-end systems can discharge as much as 4,000 to 5,000 gallons of water per hour. These pumps can protect your home during a minor flood or when a water supply pipe breaks. Such events are hard to predict, as are groundwater movement and intrusion, which can vary with precipitation and other factors.

sump pump installed in a basement of a home

Reliable Sump Pump Repair Service

Because the sump pump only runs when it is needed to divert stormwater, you may not even know there is a problem until the pump fails to work. This can result in damage to your home. For this reason, sump pumps should be properly maintained and tested regularly. During rainy times of the year, such as spring and summer, sump pumps can become clogged. Our technicians provide sump pump repairs in Palm Springs to restore your malfunctioning pump or replace it.

Some of the objects that commonly clog sump pumps include:

  • Gravel
  • Dirt
  • Leaves
  • Sand
  • Debris

We can also assist if you experience problems such as:

  • The sump pump doesn’t turn on.
  • The pump fails to turn off.
  • Water is not discharging properly.
  • Discharge lines are clogged or frozen.
  • The motor makes unusual noises.
  • A primary or back up pump does not work.
  • The float is restricted.

You might need emergency sump pump repair if the inlet valve is clogged, which can prevent it from turning on. If the unit doesn’t shut off, the pump switch may have to be replaced or a discharge pipe cleared of obstructions. Sump pump drainage repair may be needed if it frequently starts and stops, especially if discharge water flows backward, causing the pump to start up again.

In addition to regular testing, a battery backup system can help ensure that your pump always functions as it should, even when the power goes out. The options include battery- and water-powered backup systems. Battery systems are powered by large batteries and water-powered sump pump backup systems are powered by the water supply in your home. We can explain your options and help you determine which type of system is best for your home.

If you need sump pump repair or sump pump maintenance in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indio, or Cathedral City, or more information about a backup system, give us a call today at (760) 327-8718.

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