Here in East Texas, we know the consequences of a strong storm—roof damage, debris, but most of all leaks and flooding. Even small amounts of moisture can damage furniture, floors, and foster an unhealthy environment of mold and mildew! The best way to prevent a flood and safeguard your property is to invest in a sump pump.

What is a Sump Pump?

A sump pump is a mechanical device installed in a sump to remove excess water from basements or crawl spaces. It detects water with a sensor or float mechanism and uses an electric motor to pump water out through a pipe with a check valve to prevent backflow.

We can install two types of sump pumps:

Pedestal Sump Pump

The pedestal sump pump has an upright design. The motor is at the top to avoid water contact, and the pump at the bottom activates when the ball float detects water.

Submersible Sump Pump

The submersible sump pump is designed to sit at the bottom of water bodies with a sealed motor for protection. It can have an on/off switch connected to a ball float with an internal pressure switch or a sealed mercury-activated float switch. The sealed mercury switch is more reliable but may be costlier for maintenance.

Protecting Your Investment

Sump pump motors run on electricity, so having a battery backup or generator is recommended for continuous protection during power outages. Battery backups are crucial during storms. An alarm sensor is also important to alert when water levels are high, especially for manual pumps. Consider automatic pumps with battery backups for continuous sump pump operation to prevent water backflow into the home.

Contact Us for Sump Pump Maintenance, Repair, or Installation

If you don’t have a working sump pump, you are putting your home or business at risk. One strong storm or burst pipe could result in thousands of dollars worth of damage. Contact Bannister Plumbing & Air today for professional sump pump maintenance, repair, or installation services. We will make sure you get the best possible service every time!