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Sump Pump Installation & Replacement Services

How does a sump pump work?

Sump pumps remove water from the lower level of your home or business.

A basin is carved below the main surface of your basement floor and holds the sump pump. The pump is equipped with valves that sense increasing water levels or pressure. When the water gets too high, the pump will automatically pump excess water out of the lower level and away from your property using a discharge line. This line, called an effluent, connects the sump pump to a designated drainage area.

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Do I need a sump pump?

Yes. Every home should be equipped with at least one sump pump.

According to insurance industry research, 98% of homes will have water damage to the lower level at some point in their lifetime. Having a properly functioning sump pump can save you time and money by avoiding costly repairs from water damage. Unfortunately even with small rain showers or changes in temperatures, water can make it's way into your basement. 

If you're considering finishing or remodeling your basement, we strongly recommend having at least one reliable sump pump installed to protect your investment. While your primary pump will run on electricity, a backup pump should run if there is a power outage or a failure with the primary pump.

At GMP Plumbing, our plumbers have all the necessary tools and expertise to install and repair the appropriate type of sump pump system in your home or business, answering any questions you may have along the way. Newer homes are typically equipped with a sump pump but older homes can always be retrofitted with a system to prevent flooding and save you money in the future.

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