Sump Pumps Testing & Repair in Maryland & DC

When was the last time you carefully looked at your sump pump? If you’re not sure, you’ve got a lot in common with most people in the Montgomery County, Maryland area. Sump pumps are the kind of thing that you don’t ever think about—until you get hit with a torrential rain storm and suddenly your basement is under three inches of water!

For many homeowners, a sump pump may be the only thing standing between their home and a flood. Don’t wait—call for professional service today and save your home from potential damage. If you’re located in the MD & DC area, contact the experts at James A. Wheat & Sons for sump pump testing, maintenance, and repair!

Schedule your sump pump services in Maryland or DC today by contacting us online or giving us a call at 240-399-5051!

What Is a Sump Pump?

Before we get into the importance of sump pump testing, let’s talk a little bit about what a sump pump actually is. Your sump pump is, as the name implies, an emergency pump that will collect water from your home’s foundation and redirect it away from the house.  Your sump pump is installed in what’s called a “sump pit,” which is always located at the lowest point in your house. Most sump pumps are powerful enough to cover the entire basement or foundation of your home—this is vital during emergency floods and pipe bursts.

Without a sump pump, your home may face some easily avoidable issues, from water pooling on the floor to discoloration in the foundation of your home.

Every sump pit contains a “float switch.” The float switch works the same way as the float switch in your toilet (imagine that)—when the water level gets to a certain point, the pump activates to pump it up and out, away from your house. In other words, it’s a protection against flooding in your home, and if it’s not working properly, you can be in deep water—literally.

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Sump Pump Testing

So how can you keep your sump pump in good shape? For starters, you should have it tested regularly. Ideally, you should test your sump pump once every few months. Don’t fret—it’s a pretty simple process.

To test your sump pump on your own, just pour a few buckets of water into the sump pit and see if your sump pump kicks on. If it does, that’s good. If it doesn’t, you should get it repaired as soon as possible—you don’t want to get caught off guard by a sudden rainstorm!

If you’re not sure where your sump pump is located or you’re having difficult accessing it, our expert plumbers at James A. Wheat & Sons can help. With an experienced background with plumbing issues of all kinds, you can count on our contractors to properly test your sump pump and make sure it’s fully prepared to take on the worst of the weather.

For more information on the sump pump services we offer, give us a call at 240-399-5051  or contact us online today!

Sump Pump Repair

You can live with a clogged toilet or a slow drain. It’s inconvenient, but it’s not the end of the world. If you have a sump pump problem, on the other hand, it’s all but imperative that you get sump pump repair as soon as possible—especially if your basement floods easily. You never know when you’ll get hit by the next big rainstorm, and the worst time to find out you need sump pump repair is when you need to splash through a few inches of standing water in your basement to see the pump, watching as your family’s vacation pictures float by.

Of course, you can avoid all of this by calling for sump pump repair services. In fact, instead of waiting for a problem with your sump pump, opt to have routine maintenance every so often. That way, your home will be prepared for anything and you won’t have to worry about an emergency repair for your sump pump.

Sump Pump Battery Backups

Sump pumps are designed to move water out of your house during big storms. However, sump pumps are connected to your home’s electricity, which means that if the storm causes a power outage, you could have some problems! Fortunately, many sump pumps come with battery backups that kick on in the event of a power outage and should stay on for the duration of the storm.

If you need your sump pump battery backup repaired (or if you want to install a battery backup for your sump pump), call James A. Wheat & Sons at 240-399-5051! If your sump pump doesn’t have battery back-up, you need to get one that does! Gulley washers often accompany large thunderstorms containing heavy winds. There’s nothing worse than a fully operational sump pump with no juice to power it.

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Schedule Your Sump Pump Service today with James A. Wheat & Sons

At James A. Wheat & Sons, we have years of experience testing, repairing, and maintaining sump pumps among a myriad of other HVAC and plumbing services. Our family owned and locally operated business is a trusted company in the Maryland and DC area that can assist you with all your home comfort needs. Whether you want a check up on your heating and cooling systems or need emergency repair services, our team of trained technicians can help you, night or day.

If you want a local plumber to come out and inspect your sump pump, or if a sump pump test has shown that you need sump pump repair, call the experts at James A. Wheat & Sons today! We will handle your problem with efficiency and attention to detail.

Contact us online or by phone at 240-399-5051 to schedule your sump pump service with James A. Wheat & Sons in Montgomery County, MD or northwest DC.

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You’ll never be stuck with an unexpected bill when your services are complete. We offer upfront, no-surprise pricing, so you can rest assured you’re only paying for the high-quality work you receive.

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Our secret to offering the best service in the business is simple. We hire quality people and continually train them to provide the best customer experience possible. We train weekly on service, equipment, diagnosis, and more. You can rest assured that our technicians will bring the industry expertise necessary to exceed your expectations.

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We work continuously to keep up with recalls, extended warranties, and notices regarding all plumbing, heating, and AC equipment that we may come in contact with in your home.

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We believe that as we grow, so should our community—that’s why we look for every opportunity possible to give back.

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Financing

We understand the financial strain that often accompanies new system installation, home remodeling, or unexpected service calls. That’s why we offer easy financing to keep your household budget intact.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We stand behind every job we perform, because that’s what it means to be family. Your complete satisfaction is our guarantee.

Upfront
Pricing

You’ll never be stuck with an unexpected bill when your services are complete. We offer upfront, no-surprise pricing, so you can rest assured you’re only paying for the high-quality work you receive.

Trained
Technicians

Our secret to offering the best service in the business is simple. We hire quality people and continually train them to provide the best customer experience possible. We train weekly on service, equipment, diagnosis, and more. You can rest assured that our technicians will bring the industry expertise necessary to exceed your expectations.

Extended
Warranties

We work continuously to keep up with recalls, extended warranties, and notices regarding all plumbing, heating, and AC equipment that we may come in contact with in your home.

Commitment to Community

We believe that as we grow, so should our community—that’s why we look for every opportunity possible to give back.

Easy
Financing

We understand the financial strain that often accompanies new system installation, home remodeling, or unexpected service calls. That’s why we offer easy financing to keep your household budget intact.

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