Sump Pump Repair & Replacement in Knoxville, TN

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Even a moderate amount water damage to your home can cost thousands of dollars to fix. That’s why making sure your sump pump is fully functional and up to date is essential to avoid mold, significant property damage and unsanitary conditions throughout the house. Pipe Wrench Plumbing delivers fast, efficient same day service for sump pump repairs, replacements and installations.

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What Is a Sump Pump?

Sump pumps help direct excess water collected in the sump basin to an area away from your property, preventing flooding or water damage. If your home or property is located in a low lying area where the water table is above the property’s foundation, or if you live near a floodplain, a sump pump works to keep any moisture away from your home’s foundation to keep your basement dry and to prevent mold and mildew from forming.

Older homes built without this device in place will need one installed, especially if your home is vulnerable to flooding. Our experienced plumbers will help you choose the right device for your home and install it for you.

A well-maintained, properly working sump pump will:

  • Maximize your property value by ensuring the structural integrity of the foundation.
  • Limit dampness and humidity in your basement.
  • Prevent mold and mildew growth.
  • Prevent rust and corrosion on metal fixtures by stopping excess water from accumulating.

Types of Sump Pumps We Install

There are several types of sumps pumps we will install in your home:

  • Primary sump pumps are commonly found in residences and include the submersible pump and pedestal pump. Submersible pumps, as the name implies, are submerged under water in the sump basin. Pedestal pumps are fixated so that the motor is above the water.
  • Battery back-up sump pumps act as generators for the main pumps. They are an added defense when your power goes out. During a power outage, your battery back-up pump automatically kicks on, providing enough power to the pump to keep it running.
  • Combination sump pumps provide both the primary and the back-up pumps. This combination device is ideal to install. It guarantees a back-up motor for emergencies, saving you from having to drain a flooded basement.

Common Sump Pump Problems

Your sump pump works hard throughout the year. Make sure your device receives timely repair or replacement by looking out for these problems:

  • Overwhelmed pump: If you previously installed a sump pump that was not designed to handle high volumes of water, your pump will be too underpowered to get rid of the excess water. This leaves your home vulnerable to flooding during heavy rains.
  • Clogging: Sediment buildup in your pipes prevent efficient water extraction from the basin of your sump pump. This can cause your device to overwork.
  • Corrosion: If the rod that allows the sump pump float to move is corroded, the float will not work properly. We can locate the right parts and help you replace the rod.
  • Float damage: The float in your sump pump can be compared to the float behind your toilet. A damaged sump pump float will lead to water leaking in the float. If the float stays underwater, we will need to replace it.
  • Faulty float switch: The float switch is what triggers the sump pump to start running when water levels rise. Even if the float itself is working, a faulty float switch will prevent your sump pump from working. Contact us to replace the float switch.

Regular maintenance is the best way to extend the life of your sump pump and avoid costly repairs and replacements. Stay ahead of foundational water damage and contact your Knoxville sump pump repair and replacement experts at Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc. Call before noon Monday-Friday for same-day service or your visit is free.

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"Ryan and Tyler were fantastic! As soon as they got to our home they set expectations for all the work they were going to perform. They kept us posted on the status of the job throughout the time they were working and reviewed everything with us when the job was complete. They were professional, knowledgeable, and nice. I would highly recommend them and the team at Pipe Wrench for any plumbing needs! Although I hope we won't have to use their services again, if we ever have the need for a plumber in the future, they will be the first people we call!"

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"They came on time with texts and calls ahead of time to ensure I knew who was coming (with a picture) and when they'd be there. Kyle was professional, personable and didn't try to sell me more than I needed. He worked with the scheduling to get me scheduled that evening, even though I couldn't be there for the install. The installation was prompt and they were clean (again with forewarning and pictures of who was coming). They are my new go to company. Thank you."

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