Sump Pump Repair & Installation Service
High levels of moisture in your home can cause devastating affects to the safety and structure of your home. Not only can dry rot occur, which will attract termites, it can also encourage the growth of mildew and mold.
Dry rot happens when materials in your home like plaster and drywall absorb moisture vapors and grow fungus. As this fungus decay it causes weak spots in the material where it is growing. These soft and wet conditions are exactly the environment that termites like to live in.
Sump pumps are only one step that you can take to reduce moisture in your home. The area under your home that is closest to the earth is called either the crawlspace or the basement, and is more vulnerable to high levels of moisture than any other area in your home. Sump pumps helps to divert water away from this area of your home to aid in controlling moisture.
Sump Pump Installation
When you have an expert technician from A-One Pest Control install a sump pump, he will dig a basin for the actual pump to sit in. Then a system for draining water into the basin will be configured. This drainage system will draw water away from your property to help it from flooding and creating puddles. Once the basin fills with water to a designated level, the sump pump will turn on and will pump the water from the basin, through the installed diversion pipes, and carried to a location that is away from your home.
Sump Pump Maintenance
Because sump pumps are most often installed in basements, it is easy to forget about them. However, if you have one installed it is essential to have it regularly serviced to avoid worse problems. A technician from A-One Pest Control will check your pump to make sure all trenches and pipes are free from encroachments, that the basin does not have any gravel or wood particles that will cause the pump to clog, and that all of the mechanics of the pump are working properly.
Sump Pump Repair
Depending on how often your basin fills with water and your pump runs, it can incur a significant amount of wear and tear and require repair.
Some of the more common breakdowns that can happen with a sump pump are:
- Frozen Drainage Pipes
- Motor Burns Out
- Sump Pump Loses Power
- Sump Pump Clogs
If you notice signs that your sump pump is not working as it should be, don’t hesitate to contact A-One Pest Control. Our technicians know how important it is to keep the moisture levels under your home controlled, and a broken sump pump will only add to the problems. It is much easier to have a sump pump repaired than to manage an overgrowth of mold or mildew.
For over 30 years the team at A-One Pest Control has delivered exceptional pest prevention and control methods to the residents and business owners of Klamath Falls. We know about the types of conditions that pests and other dangers need in order to thrive, and will help you to make sure your home does not provide any of those conditions!