Brooks Plumbing Co. Blog: Archive for the ‘Sump Pumps’ Category

How to Check for Problems with Your Sump Pump

Monday, June 6th, 2016

During this time of the year, ensuring that your sump pump is up and running in imperative. Of course, unfortunately a sump pump can run into problems at any time of the year. It can also be difficult to tell when your sump pump is having issues, since it’s designed to run only when the pit it is installed in has filled up with water.

Oftentimes, sump pump problems aren’t detected until it is too late and water has already flooded the basement. All is not lost though. There are a few ways you can check for problems in your sump pump that could allow you to prevent an occurrence like this from happening. Keep reading to learn more.

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How Do Sump Pumps Work?

Monday, August 31st, 2015

A sump pump is a device designed to keep water out of your basement. It can be invaluable when heavy rains hit Olympia, WA – which is pretty much most of the year – and if correctly installed can provide years of worry-free protection against the ravages of Mother Nature. It helps to understand what exactly a sump pump can do for you, and how sump pumps work in your home before you make the decision to install one.

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Things to Consider When Installing a Sump Pump

Monday, July 20th, 2015

We live in Olympia, WA, which means we deal with a whole lot of rain throughout the year. Heavy rains mean heavy flooding, and if you’re a homeowner, you know how much anxiety that can cause. A sump pump, installed in your basement at the lowest point, acts as a stalwart first line of defense. It pulls water up into it and then ejects it from your basement, keeping your home dry and ensuring that your property doesn’t suffer damage. The decision to install a sump pump is a wise one, but here are a few more things to consider before you make the call.

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What to Look for in a Sump Pump

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Shopping for a sump pump may not be as exciting as looking for a new car, but it is an important component for your home, especially if your basement or crawlspace tends to take on water. Sump pumps aren’t a one-size-fits-all kind of appliance, so it’s important to know what you should be looking for when considering the use of a sump pump for your Olympia, WA, home. To help you, our Brooks Plumbing experts have put together a few things to keep in mind when choosing a sump pump.

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