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PLUMBING ISSUES

Sump Pumps: The Smart Choice

If your home has a basement, it should have a sump pump. These small pumps help protect your home and belongings from potentially devastating water damage, as well as the risk of mold and mildew.

If your basement is flooding, your sump pump may not be functioning. Call the plumbing professionals at Indoor Air Quality Medics, and we'll have it fixed or replaced in no time.

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Signs Your Sump Pump May Need Repair or Replacement

Sump pumps don’t last forever. If yours is 10+ years old, making strange noises, or cutting off unexpectedly, you’re at risk of it failing when you need it most.

Don't wait for a storm to flood your basement. Schedule a maintenance check with Indoor Air Quality Medics before you have an issue.

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When Your Sump Pump Fails

Discovering your sump pump isn’t working - when you need it to - is not a pleasant surprise. Here are some common causes to look out for:

  • Power failure: Check the power cord. Is it damaged or unplugged? Recent power surges/outages can take your sump pump offline.
  • Jammed system: Significant debris in the system, or moving the system, can cause a stuck switch that's preventing it from turning on.
  • Frozen or clogged pipes: Debris can clog your sump pump's discharge pipes, causing backup that can lead to shut-downs.
  • Age and wear: If it’s been awhile since you’ve had a maintenance check, or your system is 10+ years old, it may shut down unexpectedly.
  • Improper installation: Like any home system, poor installation, or the wrong size for the job, can result in subpar performance.

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How we can help

You can count on Indoor Air Quality Medics for fast, effective, and well-priced solutions tailored to your needs.