Sump and ejector pump services
Construction can’t always take place on completely dry ground. To combat the water that might seep into a basement, sump and ejector pumps have long been the go-to technology to get moisture out and keep interiors dry.
Unfortunately, pump and ejector pumps are prone to a number of problems, including:
- Power failure
- Frozen discharge pipes
- Stuck switches
- Too much water at one time
- Incorrect pump size
- Improper pump installation
- Lack of maintenance
- Clogged discharge lines
- Defective products
At VFP Plumbing, we have a team of professional, certified and insured plumbing specialists who can address the needs of our clients with sump and ejector pumps. We know how to diagnose a problem, repair and/or replace any damaged parts, and get our clients back on track.
Commercial sump pump and ejector pump testing
An industrial or commercial facility’s sump pump and ejector pump are an important defensive tool against water buildup. When these pumps kick into action, they allow people to continue to do their jobs. At VFP Plumbing, we’ll take on routine maintenance duties and make sure everything is in working order by periodically testing the following:
- Alarms and floats
- Submersed pumps
- Grinder sump pumps
- Sewage and effluent sump pumps
- Ejector pumps
- Any other equipment associated with keeping low-lying areas dry
Are you worried that your sump pump doesn’t work properly? We test sump and ejector pumps to make sure that they fit the recommended standards. Our trained and experienced plumbers will perform routine maintenance testing. Don’t hesitate; contact our staff today.
Emergency sump pump repair, replacement and maintenance
Preventing sewer backflow is one of the main jobs of a sump pump. When bathrooms, washing machines, sinks and other plumbing fixtures are located below the level of sewer pipes, sump pumps are likely placed in strategic areas to manage backflow and prevent costly flooding and water damage. But accidents do happen, and when it involves a sump pump the situation can quickly turn into an emergency.
At VFP Plumbing, we have years of experience repairing, replacing and maintaining sump pumps. Whether it’s automatic or submersible, we have the tools required to provide emergency assistance to a variety of sump pump makes and models.
Like any technology involving moving parts, failure is almost always imminent. Sump pumps wear out over time and require repair or replacement. However, with a routine maintenance plan in order you can avoid many of the emergencies caused by neglect.
VFP Plumbing professionals will offer guidance on how often your pumps need to be inspected and will advise on whether or not a battery-operated backup pump should be installed in case of the power outages that often accompany storms.
Ejector pump repair and replacement
Sump and ejector pumps can work in concert with each other, but they do have their differences. While ejector pumps are located in lower level areas where water can accumulate, they collect water that flows from floor drains and process wastewater rather than ground water.
Ejector pumps connect to sanitary sewage lines; if they should fail, dirty water and raw sewage could inundate the area. Expert plumbers are generally called to emergencies in such cases to fix the problem and dispose of the wastewater.
It often takes an expert to help a commercial or industrial facility determine which pumps do what, inspect and maintain them, and make the proper repairs or replace them. Since ejector pumps assist in grinding the waste and power it out through pipes going up and out of a facility, having an expert check these on a regular basis is an excellent preventative step to consider.
Valley Fire Protection’s staff works directly with both architects and professional technicians to produce the designs. Our collaboration allows us to configure systems that meet the specific requirements of your job, no matter how large or small.
We understand the importance of following schedules, which is why our project managers work closely with the design-build staff, material suppliers and installers. Our experts will ensure the process runs smoothly, finishes both on-time and within budget.
We closely monitor each project all the way through from the quoting process to the final acceptance test.
Whether it is a pre-quoted and pre-scheduled service or an emergency repair, we offer peace of mind to our customers.
We are on call 24/7/365. Valley Fire Protection has a highly trained team of 30 service technicians with fully equipped vehicles positioned throughout Chicagoland and Indiana.
Plumbing experts available now
VFP Plumbing is the plumbing contractor to call for sump and ejector pump assistance. We will help clients determine the correct ejector and sump pump sizes and hold capacities. We’ll ensure that everything that is to be repaired or replaced follows local codes before we begin, that the sump basin is the optimal size and that no sewer gas is escaping up through the building.
In fact, our skilled plumbers are ready at a moment’s notice to come to your location with the right tools and the expertise to handle any job, regardless of severity or size and at any time of the day or night. We’re licensed professionals with the equipment that will get the job completed correctly the first time.
Let us evaluate your commercial situation and survey the layout so we can recommend the best way to prevent emergency situations.