JBG Plumbing: Sump Pumps

Not every home requires the use of a sump pump – but, for those that do, having one that properly works is essential.

The most common home use of a sump pump is to prevent flooding. The pump moves water away from the foundation to a wastewater system and drain. Knowing this water is rerouted from underneath your home ensures peace of mind.

If your home has poor natural drainage (the telltale sign is a basement that floods regularly), then JBG Plumbing can help.

Sump Pump Installation

At JBG Plumbing, our most common sump pump service is installation.

Our expert team will visit your home, inspect your foundation and basement, and create the best sump pump installation plan for you.

Don’t have a basement? We install sump pumps in crawlspaces as well as basements to help you avoid expensive water damage to your home.

Our skilled professionals find the lowest point in your basement or crawlspace for the pump. We offer several sump pump models, so you can find one that runs quietly, uses little energy, and is well within your budget.

Sump Pump Repairs and Maintenance

Like any machine that works hard on a regular basis, a sump pump requires regular maintenance to stay in tiptop working condition.

Let us at JBG Plumbing inspect your sump pump for you. Our regular maintenance routine involves cleaning out the device to ensure it works properly long into the future.

During our regular maintenance routine, we also inspect the device for damage. Any damaged components are repaired or replaced.

If you’ve never had your sump pump inspected, especially if you’ve had it for several years, a sump pump inspection is well worth the money.

In addition to maintenance, we also offer sump pump repairs. If your pump breaks down, we can help you fix it right away.

How can you tell if your sump pump is broken? The telltale sign is a basement or crawl space filled with water.

24/7 Emergency Services

According to HomeAdvisor, a broken sump pump isn’t as extreme an emergency as other issues – say, a leaking gas line – but it should be fixed promptly.

Fail to fix your broken sump pump before the next big rain, and a flooded basement might be in your future.

Luckily, JBG Plumbing offers 24/7 emergency services. If you notice your basement filling up with water due to a broken sump pump, our team can be at your door within hours to perform the necessary repairs.

When to Replace Your Sump Pump

A nice thing about sump pumps is that they’re relatively simple devices.

What this means for you is that it’s easy to tell when they need to be repaired or replaced. There are a few main signs your sump pump needs to be looked at:

  • Excessive Noise – If you notice your sump pump is much louder than normal, it might be clogged with debris or has a damaged part.
  • Power – If you know your sump pump is receiving power, but it’s still not working, an electrical problem is likely.
  • Stopped Working – The most obvious sign your sump pump is broken, a pump that isn’t getting any electricity and doesn’t run likely has a burnt motor.

Remember that repairing your sump pump by yourself might seem easy – but it’s a fairly dangerous DIY project.

Any project involving electricity should never be taken with a grain of salt. And that’s especially so if it involves both electricity and water (like sump pump repair does).

Your best off leaving such electrical repairs to the professionals.

How Much Does a New Sump Pump Cost?

Most sump pumps cost around $100 to $200 on their own. This cost varies widely depending on the particular model as well as the amount of power.

If you’re simply replacing a sump pump, the cost of installation will be low. All we’ll likely have to do is replace the existing sump pump with the new one.

Those that are getting a sump pump installed for the first time must pay more. We’ll likely have to dig a reservoir and install drainage ourselves.

Simply put, it’s hard to estimate the cost of a new sump pump. It’s likely in the ballpark of $400 to $1,000 or more.

The best way to get an accurate quote is to contact us at JBG Plumbing with the specifics of your project.

Why Choose JBG Plumbing

JBG Plumbing treats each customer like a member of our own families.

And like a member of our own families, we’ll do everything we can to provide safe, efficient, and affordable sump pump installation and repair.

It’s our goal to leave you happy with the work we’ve done. We want you to feel confident that your new sump pump will work well to prevent flooding and keep your basement dry.

Contact Us Today

JBG Plumbing is here for all your plumbing needs in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and surrounding Texas.

Please contact us today for a quote and answers to your questions. Whether it’s a new sump pump or something else altogether, we can help!

Types of Sump Pumps

It’s essential you select the right type of sump pump for your home.

We can help you decide which is right for you. Though we carry countless models, the two main types of sump pumps are:

  • Pedestal Sump Pumps – The motor sits on top of a pedestal with a hose that extends into the reservoir.
  • Submersible Sump Pumps – The entire device, including the motor, extends into the reservoir.

Both sump pumps work in much the same way: a float rises inside the pump as the water level under your home rises. Once it’s at a certain level, the sump pump is triggered and pumps the water away from your home to a wastewater drain.

Of course, there are pros and cons to each option. A pedestal sump pump is cheaper, but a submersible sump pump is necessary for situations with a lot of water.

In addition, a pedestal sump pump tends to last longer, but can’t move nearly as much water in as short a time period as a submersible sump pump.