Sump Pump Maintenance In Toronto

Toronto Sump Pump System Maintenance

Sump pump based home waterproofing systems keep Toronto properties dryer and free from flooding 24/7. However, it is important not to take your sump system for granted. A pump failure or drainage line clog can leave your property at risk during storm surges and snow melts. This is why it is imperative to invest in annual sump pump maintenance.


Why Sump Pumps Fail

A sump pump in Toronto can fail for several reasons. However, common problems often stem from pump power supplies. Most sump pumps are connected to battery backup systems which power units in the event of outages. Over time, battery lives diminish. Also, circuits in wet and damp environments are notoriously prone to failure.

Other reasons for sump pump failures can include:

  • Grit and debris collecting in pump inlets

  • Improper installation

  • Automatic flotation switch problems

  • Mechanical faults with pump components

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RES Plumbing Sump Pump Maintenance Essentials

At RES Plumbing, we prevent potential sump pump failures by carrying out rigorous testing and maintenance.

Sump Pump Power & Battery Health Checks

During annual maintenance, RES Plumbing technicians test Toronto sump pump backup batteries. Where batteries aren’t holding a charge, we will recommend replacement. At the same time, we check the safety and operability of all essential circuits, fuses, and alarms.

Low Cost Sump Pump Maintenance & Repairs

RES Plumbing fix drains fast. Our technicians are highly skilled and serve home and business owners all across the Greater Toronto area.

RES Plumbing is one of the only fully licensed and insured plumbers in Toronto, capable of servicing any modern sump pump installation. To better protect your home, call RES now to schedule a maintenance call, or schedule a call-out in the event of a system breakdown.

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Sump Pit Maintenance

Sump pits in basements and crawlspaces are magnets for debris. Over time, waste and sediment can damage pump inlet valves and drainage lines. At RES Plumbing, we prevent this by cleaning and reconditioning sump pits, while prolonging pump lifespans in the process.

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Mechanical Sump Pump Maintenance

A sump pump installation in Toronto can last for anywhere between 3 and 20-years. To help you get the most value out of your investment, we check physical pump devices for signs of failure and (if possible) carry out repairs accordingly. We also make sure that pumps are positioned correctly in sump pits, and that floatation switches are in full working order.


Discharge Line Maintenance & Insulation

In the event of a discharge line freezing or becoming clogged, water will back up to sump pumps as it is discharged. Subsequent pressure can result in irreversible damage to pump motors. For this reason, RES Plumbing technicians thoroughly check all drainage lines and where necessary, can insulate lines to prevent freezing.


RES Sump Pump Maintenance Vs. DIY Maintenance

All Toronto homeowners should periodically check sump pump installations by manually filling sump pits with water. If floatation switches activate and pumps start discharging water, you know your system is working. However, only a trained plumbing technician will be able to spot less obvious signs of potential failure.