If your home is located in an area that has frequent flooding, you are most likely familiar with how they work and what they do.  Even if you know all there is to know about your sump pump, did you know that Mr. Rooter in Carmel is the plumber to call when you need yours serviced or a new one installed?  In fact, Mr. Rooter is your go to plumber for all your plumbing needs.  Especially when you need your sump pump serviced, call Mr. Rooter in Carmel.

Your sump pump is designed to quickly get rid of water from your basement when you live in areas that are prone to recurrent flooding.  When it is properly installed, it should be quite effective at this task and will eliminate or lessen damages caused to your home when water floods into areas it should not.  Because it has such an important job to do, it is extremely important to have your sump pump professionally installed and maintained to ensure the functionality of it.  When Mr. Rooter is called to install your new sump pump, we will be sure to help you choose the right sump pump for your home, install it where it will be the most effective and will be available for routine maintenance checks of the unit itself as well as where it is pumping to.

There are two main styles of sump pumps to choose from and your Mr. Rooter plumber will help you decide which one is best for your needs, so don’t worry about choosing the wrong one.  We are here to help!  The two styles are called pedestal and submersible.  The submersible versions are far more popular because they are easier to install and repair, require less maintenance and are smaller in size.  Both of these styles can also come with a battery backup option that allows it to work during any power outages.  The types of batteries they work on are very similar to the battery your car uses.  Your Mr. Rooter plumber will also ask you a series of questions to determine what size sump pump you need and how high it needs to pump.  The size of your sump pump is entirely determined by how much water floods into your basement during a flood.  If your previous model was effective, that is probably a good size for you.  If it wasn’t, then you may opt for a larger model.  How high your sump pump can effectively pump depends on how high the water level gets to within your home during a flood.  Most units are made to quickly pump water that reaches the basement ceiling.  If you need a model that pumps higher than this, your Mr. Rooter technician will help you choose one with a higher horsepower.  Where your sump pump is installed is also crucial to how effectively it will work when you need it to.  Your Mr. Rooter technician will install your sump pump at the lowest part of the flooding area, or where water is more apt to enter your basement.  Having your sump pump routinely checked by an experienced Mr. Rooter plumber is also essential to make sure it is always working and hasn’t developed any problems in between flooding situations.