Sump Pumps & Interior Drainage Systems

If you are curious about sump pumps and interior drainage systems for your Denver, CO home, call High 5 Plumbing today at (720) 984-4117 for immediate assistance. Click here to take advantage of our current online specials and discounts!

Sump Pumps and Interior Drainage Systems – Colorado may be a relatively dry environment, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to worry about flooding problems. That’s why most homes in our state should have a sump pump to remove excess water from their basement area and underneath the home to prevent foundation damage that can cost thousands of dollars.  If your basement seems damp or musty, or you have puddles in certain areas, chances are your sump pump has stopped working or you don’t have one at all. High 5 Plumbing can install or replace a variety of sump pumps and sizes, including water-powered and battery-powered back up models for use in areas susceptible to power outages.  A little bit of water can do a whole lot of damage.  Don’t wait for a big storm to occur before checking to see if your sump pump is still working.  Test it by pouring a bucket of water into your sump pit to see if the pump turns on and removes most of the water. If it doesn’t or if it runs for more than a few seconds, call the experts at High 5 Plumbing immediately. We’ll come out and make sure your sump pump and interior drainage system is ready for the next big storm.

How a sump pump works:  A sump pump is a simple device that pumps groundwater away from your foundation. Sump pumps can be hard-wired into a home’s electrical system or be plugged into an outlet. When it rains or snow melts, water collects in a pit near the lowest point of your foundation due to french drains installed in or around your home’s basement. As the pit fills up, a float or other device detects the rising water and turns on the sump pump to discharge it when it reaches a specified point. The discharged water is pumped out of your house, away from your foundation, to the nearest city storm sewer or a nearby drainage ditch before it can cause any damage.

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