Sump Pumps

Ocala Sump Pump Repair and Replacement

Comprehensive Sump Pump Services for Customers in Ocala and Ocala

If you have a basement or cellar in your home and live in an area that tends to receive a lot of rainfall or flooding, then you know just how important it is to have a functional sump pump. These units help prevent water damage to your home by automatically pumping out excess water, allowing you to avoid costly repairs and replacements due to water damage.

At Service Plumbing, we understand the importance of functional sump pumps and therefore offer a variety of reliable sump pump services to ensure that your basement stays dry and protected from excess water and flooding. From sump pump installations to  repairs, our team of skilled technicians can handle it all. Customer satisfaction is our top priority, and we take pride in offering consistent, reliable, and affordable service that you can trust. 

How Do Sump Pumps Work?

Sump pumps are designed to help prevent water damage to your home, particularly in the basement or cellar areas. They work by regularly pumping out excess water that has accumulated in a sump pit, usually located at the lowest point of the basement.

When water enters the sump pit, a float switch activates the sump pump, causing it to pump water out of the pit and away from your home. The water is then typically directed away from the foundation of your home through a pipe or other drainage system. 

Sump pumps may be powered by a battery or electrically connected to your home’s power source and may feature a backup power supply to ensure they continue working during power outages.

Regular maintenance is important to keep your sump pump functioning properly. You should periodically check the system to ensure the float switch is working correctly and keep the sump pit clear of debris that could clog the pump. If you experience any issues or concerns with your sump pump, it's important to contact a professional plumber who can help diagnose and repair the problem.

Whether you need a new sump pump installed or an existing one repaired, our Ocala sump pump team has everything you need and more. Call us at (352) 525-2255 today to request a same-day service appointment!

Why Choose Service Plumbing?

What Makes Us Different
  • Honest, Upfront Pricing
    We provide different options for your plumbing needs so you can make an informed decision that's right for your home.
  • 40+ Years in Business
    Our team has the knowledge and skill set to fix any plumbing issue that you're dealing with!
  • Family Owned & Operated
    We pride ourselves on family values and quality work within our local communities.

The Two Types of Sump Pumps

Sump pumps come in two main types: submersible and pedestal. Both types work to prevent water damage to your home but operate differently.

Submersible sump pumps are installed below the water level in the sump pit and are designed to be completely submerged in water. They are more powerful than pedestal pumps and can handle a higher volume of water, making them an ideal choice for larger homes or areas with heavy rainfall. Submersible pumps are also quieter and tend to be more reliable as they are not exposed to the elements.

Pedestal sump pumps feature a motor that sits on a pedestal above the sump pit, with a hose or pipe running down into the pit to pump out excess water. These pumps are more affordable and easier to access and maintain, making them a popular choice for smaller homes or those on a budget. However, they are not as powerful as submersible pumps and tend to be louder.

Whatever type of sump pump works best for your home, make sure it’s installed by professionals – contact Service Plumbing at (352) 525-2255 for more information!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? We are here to help.

Still have another question or can't find the answer you need? Give us a call at 352-525-2255 today!

  • Can I repipe my home myself?
    While it is possible to repipe a home yourself, it is not recommended, as it can be a difficult and dangerous process. Repiping a home requires working with water and pipes, which can easily lead to accidents if not done correctly. It is best to leave this job to the professionals.
  • What should I do if my water pressure is low?
    If your water pressure is low, you may need to call a plumber to have your water pressure checked. Low water pressure can be caused by a variety of factors, such as a clogged water filter or a leaky faucet. It's important to address low water pressure as soon as possible, as it can lead to water waste and increased energy costs.
  • How often should I clean my drains?
    It is recommended that you clean your drains every six months. However, if water is backing up into the tub, sink, or toilet in your home when you flush it, then you need to call a plumber right away to clean the drain. If water backs up into your sink then it's probably coming from your shower and vice versa. Cleaning out the lines will prevent water from backing up into your home.
  • What is the best way to clear a clogged grease drain?

    There are a few effective ways to clear a grease-clogged drain.

    • Use boiling water and dish soap to break up grease buildup.
    • Pour water mixed with baking soda into the drain, then pour vinegar on top of it to get a chemical reaction that breaks down grease.
    • Drain cleaners can also remove water buildup and hard water scale.
    • Plumbers recommend using a water-powered mechanical drain cleaner to clear clogs altogether. These machines are easy to use and clear away any type of clog quickly.

    For a badly clogged drain, you may need to hire a professional plumber that can clear out the drain with special equipment.

  • What are the different water heater sizes?

    Water heaters come in a variety of sizes, and the size you need depends on how much water your household uses. Here are some general water heater size guidelines:

    • If you use less than 40 gallons of water per day, a 40- or 50-gallon water heater will be large enough.
    • If you use between 40 and 80 gallons of water per day, a water heater with a capacity of 60 or 80 gallons will probably be required.
    • If you use over 80 gallons of water per day, an 85-gallon water heater should provide an adequate supply.

    Note that these are general guidelines only; how much water your household actually uses may vary. To be sure you have the right water heater size, consult with a plumbing professional.

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Signs that Your Sump Pump Needs Repairs

  • Strange Noises: If your sump pump is making unusual, loud, or grinding noises, this may indicate a problem with the motor or impeller.
  • Excessive Vibrations: Vibrations can come from different parts of the pump, such as unsecured pipes or a failing impeller. These vibrations can cause damage to your entire plumbing system if left unaddressed.
  • Runs Continuously: If your sump pump runs continuously without turning off, it may indicate a problem with the float switch or another mechanical issue.
  • No Water Discharged: If your sump pump is running, but no water is being discharged, it may be a sign of a malfunctioning pump or a clogged discharge line.
  • Visible Rust or Damage: Visible rust or damage can indicate issues with internal parts or that the pump is near the end of its lifespan.

At Service Plumbing, we want to make sure that all of our customers in Ocala and Ocala have access to functional sump pumps. Call us at (352) 525-2255 or contact us online today for sump pump installations, repairs, and more!