Sump Pump Repair & Installation in Calgary

Do you need a sump pump?

You likely need a sump pump if you live in Calgary or the surrounding areas. Although Calgary enjoys a dry, sunny climate, many Calgary homes are still prone to moisture and flooding. Homes close to a water source (how close is your home to the river?) or in low-lying areas are at particular risk and may benefit from a sump pump.

A sump pump (sometimes called a bilge pump, drain pump or basement pump)’s primary purpose is to remove the water from the ground directly under your basement to prevent unwanted flooding. It sits in the lowest part of your home (a “sump”) and collects water that would otherwise pool in your basement and cause damage. The pump lifts and carries the water to a sewer line or other drainage pipe, which is then flushed away from your home.

But do you need a sump pump? It doesn’t take a lot of moisture to cause damage, and even in a dry area like Calgary, homes aren’t immune to flooding. Our team of skilled and knowledgeable plumbers can help determine if your home would benefit from a sump pump, give you options for the best models for your needs, and expertly install it.

Son-Rise Plumbing & Gasfitting has been installing and repairing Calgary’s sump pumps since 1983. Call us today at 403-274-1166 or contact us online to learn more about sump pumps. Also – check out our buyer’s guide to sump pumps to help you make the best decision for your home.

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Sump pump repair

Sump pump repair can range from a full replacement to a minor cleaning of parts. Maintaining your sump pump is essential for keeping it working as it should. Regularly cleaning and repairing your sump pump when it needs fixing will ensure it can do its job when needed. The last thing you should worry about is a faulty sump pump during an emergency flooding situation.

If your sump pump is behaving strangely, don’t ignore it, but you don’t need to rush out and replace it, either. Many sump issues can be fixed by a qualified plumber. Some signs you may need to repair your sump pump include:

  • Strange noises: A sump pump that makes unusual or loud noises, such as grinding or rattling sounds, may have a malfunctioning motor.
  • Frequent cycling: A sump pump that frequently turns on and off may have a switch that’s not working correctly.
  • Water backup: Water backing up in a basement or crawlspace can indicate that your sump pump isn’t working correctly.
  • Vibration: Unusual vibrations or movements in your sump pump can indicate a malfunctioning impeller.
  • Unusual odours: Unusual odours can mean there’s an electrical problem or damage to the motor.

Repairing minor issues early can be a quick and affordable solution that not only extends the life of your sump pump but can also save you the cost and headache of dealing with flood damage. If you need it replaced, Son-Rise is here to make the process quick and painless.

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Sump pump installation

If you have an old sump pump that must be replaced or need one for the first time, we can help you find what you need at Son-Rise Plumbing & Gasfitting. Our team of professional plumbers can assess your situation and provide advice on how to best keep your home safe from water damage.

Like any appliance in your home, sump pumps don’t last forever. The average lifespan of a sump pump is about ten years, so if you have one approaching (or past) this age, it may be time to replace it. Additionally, you may need a new sump pump if:

  • Your sump pump is constantly breaking down or failing to function correctly. It may be more cost-effective to replace it rather than to continue repairing it.
  • You experience more frequent or severe flooding than when your sump pump was first installed. You may need to upgrade to a more powerful pump.
  • Your sump pump hasn’t been well maintained. Not all homeowners know that sump pumps need regular maintenance, and a neglected sump pump is more likely to break down. If you haven’t been keeping up with routine maintenance or just bought a home with a preinstalled sump pump, you may need to replace it.
  • You’ve made changes to your home, such as finishing your basement. You may need a newer or more powerful sump pump to protect your investment.

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Are you looking for the best Calgary plumbers to assist with your sump pump needs? Our Son-Rise Plumbing & Gasfitting team members are experts in everything plumbing in Calgary. Call us at 403-274-1166 for residential plumbing advice or after-hours emergency help, or contact us online anytime.


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