Thinking of Sump Pump Repairs?
If you are the proud owner of a basement or crawlspace, you most likely have some type of sump pump down below that quietly operates year after year to pump water away from your home. Depending on the location of your home and water tables, it may run consistently, rarely, or really not much at all. However, regardless of how much you use them, like any other major building system, your sump pumps are not going to operate without incident forever and at some point, will also have to be repaired or replaced.
What Do Sump Pump Repairs Cost?
There are many factors that determine how much repairs will run a homeowner or business owner; with a low cost of about $120 and high-end costs running about $1,100, the average reported costs are just under $500 at $479 per repair. There really are three excellent ways you can keep your costs at a minimum when it comes to sump pump repairs: keep up with regular maintenance, get repairs done as soon as you suspect something is wrong, and call on a professional plumber for the job.
- Keep up with regular maintenance: The best way to keep your long-term overall costs down is to make sure your unit is always in good working order. Anything that sits neglected can’t be expected to keep working at maximum efficiency or capacity forever. It will eventually catch up with you and make it more expensive in the long run to get back to owning a working sump pump if you neglect the routine maintenance. Our expert plumbers can clean the air hole in the discharge line, inspect for noises in the motor, replace any batteries, and check the float on your pump.
- Get repairs done ASAP: This is always a good idea. Having Plumber Tom come out to diagnose and treat a small issue is going to be less expensive and less frustrating than waiting until it turns into an expensive, large problem. It’s time to repair or replace your sump pump if you notice visible rust, if it gets stuck sometimes, it runs constantly or makes odd noises, it seems to vibrate too much, or if it’s more than seven years old.
- Call on a professional plumber for the job: If the average homeowner were to try to diagnose and repair any type of major plumbing problem, the potential for disaster to be created increases ten-fold. It’s better to leave it to the professionals right from the beginning – you never want to unintentionally make something worse just because you wanted to save a few dollars – in fact, more often than not, you’ll be creating more of an expense for yourself on sump pump repairs if you cause further damage!
Always call on Plumber Tom for your sump pump needs in San Diego County; we’re here for emergencies, maintenance, repairs, and replacements, and we will beat any quote for the job by 10%. Contact our experts today and rest easy while you save money at the same time.