Sump Pump Services in Baltimore, MD
Storms in the DMV aren’t uncommon. In fact, Baltimore is notorious for frequent precipitation, with an average of over nine days of rain per month.
Consistent rain leaves Baltimore homes with basements and crawl spaces at an increased risk for flooding. With a sump pump from United Air Temp, we’ll help remove excess water from your property to prevent costly water damage.
Our highly trained plumbers have the skills and experience to provide you with the comprehensive sump pump installation and repairs you need to ensure your unit works efficiently and effectively all year long.
How Does a Sump Pump Work?
A sump pump is a device that protects against flooding in low-lying areas of your property.
The electric pump has a sump pit that collects excess water during storms. Once water levels reach a certain point, the pump turns on and pumps the water out of the space to prevent water damage.
Pedestal vs. Submersible Sump Pumps
When selecting a sump pump for your property, there are two main types to choose from:
- Submersible sump pumps work quickly and quietly because they’re underwater in the sump pit.
- Pedestal sump pumps sit on the floor of your home and are a more affordable option.
Sump Pump Installation & Replacement for Baltimore Homes
Even the most well-maintained sump pumps must be replaced after 10 years. If you’re ready to upgrade your current sump pump or add a new sump pump to your home, trust United Air Temp for superior installation and replacement.
Our plumbers will ensure your system is properly installed to protect your home from flooding.
Unsure if you need a sump pump? We recommend them for:
- Homes with basements
- Homes with crawl spaces
- Homes with negative grading
- Homes with high water tables
24/7 Emergency Sump Pump Repair
If your sump pump isn’t operating properly, trust our team for 24/7 emergency repairs.
Signs you need professional sump pump service include:
- Strange sounds from the pump
- Failure to activate
- Constant running
- Visible rust
- Significant vibration
- Motor issues
- Frequently tripped breakers
Request Sump Pump Services in the Baltimore Area
With over 90 years in the business, United Air Temp is proud to offer exceptional plumbing services throughout the Baltimore area.
We’re committed to providing high-quality workmanship and personalized customer service so our customers can count on us.
From transparent communication to upfront pricing, we always aim to meet your needs and exceed your expectations!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is a backup sump pump worth it?
Both a battery backup and a water-powered backup can protect your home when the power goes out.
A battery system is an ideal option for homes that rely on well water. A water-power backup is connected to your home’s water supply and is a great option for homeowners on city water.
How do you test a sump pump?
Attempt to trigger sump pump activation by either lifting the float as high as it goes or pouring water into the sump pit.
Wait for the pump’s motor to activate to ensure it’s working properly. If it doesn’t, you need professional sump pump repair.
Why won't my sump pump turn on?
If your sump pump won’t turn on, call a professional for help. It could be one of a few common issues including:
- A clogged system
- A burnt-out pump
- A failed float switch
- Power issues