Expert Sump Pump Repair and Replacement in Birmingham

You might not think about your sump pump until you need it. Then you hope it’s draining like it should so your Birmingham basement doesn’t take on water.

Sump pumps can cease working for a few numerous reasons.

We’ve seen it all. If your pump isn’t draining properly, get in touch with the Experts at Norrell Service Experts to determine the problem.

We’ll take a look at your pump during our visit and give you preventive maintenance advice, so it won’t stop when you need it most.

Common Causes of Sump Pump Failure

Sump pumps can stop working for several different reasons:

  • No power
  • Lack of maintenance
  • Too small of a unit
  • Incorrect installation
  • Switch issues
  • Frosted over or plugged discharge lines
  • Age (average expectancy is 10 years)

Sump Pump Maintenance Checklist

There are a few easy things you can do to ensure your sump pump is set up for efficiency.

  1. Make sure the cord is in good shape.
  2. Plug it into a GFCI outlet in anticipation of power surges.
  3. Ensure the pump is vertical and not tilting to one side, since this can cause the pump to not activate when required.
  4. If it’s been awhile since the pump has run, pour a bucket of water into the pit to make sure the pump starts and removes the water rapidly.
  5. During drought-like conditions, remove the sump pump and clean the grate on the bottom since it can get small stones in the grate over time.
  6. Confirm the discharge pipe’s vent hole isn’t plugged.

Trust Norrell Service Experts for Your Sump Pump Needs

Because your sump pump is a method of safeguard to defend your home from water damage, depend on the Experts at Norrell Service Experts to verify yours is taking care of business.

We’ve got the expertise—whether you need sump pump repair or sump pump replacement. Plus, all of our services are supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* Contact us at 205-267-0023 or book an appointment online.