Wichita, KS

Sump Pump Repair

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Prevent Floods in Your Basement Today

A flooded basement can be a big headache. Drying or replacing carpet, damaged furniture, and even drywall can really take a toll on your stress level and your wallet. Therefore, If you have a sump pump, you expect it to work. Period. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen.

First, Contact locally owned Lyday Plumbing for all your sump pump repair services. Backed by more than 20 years of experience, our pros will take the time to learn about your home and answer any questions you have. Furthermore, we give you several solutions to your problem so you can choose the best option for your situation.

Equally important, we also offer upfront, flat-rate pricing to avoid surprises once the work is finished. Finally, we respect your home and protect it by wearing shoe covers and using rubber-backed mats wherever we work. Our goal is five-star service for every homeowner

Six Reasons Why Sump Pumps May Fail and Why You Need a Sump Pump Repair

  • Power outages
  • Undersized pumps can’t keep up
  • Low-quality pumps have low-quality parts
  • Float switches can be poorly designed
  • Clogged pipes can trap water inside your home
  • Battery trouble (on battery-backup models)

The Products We Install:

We are here to help. One solution is to install a battery-backup sump pump because it will automatically keep working even when the power goes out or you are away from home.

Also, choosing a high-quality sump pump can eliminate some of the common reasons for failure. Better models are made with stronger materials. They also have well-designed float switches that are less likely to get stuck.

Water Detection Sensors Protect Your Home

Water can cause serious damage to your home. If your water heater starts leaking or the sump pump fails during a thunderstorm, you know that it’s important to act quickly. But sometimes you may not even be aware of the problem. If you are out of town or even just sleeping down the hall, you may not know about the water for hours or even days.
When water leaks go undetected, both the damage and the repair costs can escalate quickly. Repairing moldy walls, warped floors, damaged furniture, and ruined carpeting is expensive, stressful, and time-consuming.
Avoid all that trouble by using water detection sensors to protect your home.

Water Detection Options We Offer

Our water detection systems can give you instant alerts when leaks happen or even automatically shut off your largest household equipment to prevent further damage.
Option One: Get Instant Alerts with Lyric Wi-Fi Water Leak and Freeze Detector
The Lyric Wi-Fi Water Leak and Freeze Detector by Honeywell keeps an eye on your home, alerting you at the first signs of a water leak or a large change in the temperature or humidity of your home.
The Lyric app keeps you connected wherever you are:

  • Checks the remaining battery life
  • The leak detection alarm sounds and you will receive an alert on your phone
  • Gives you alerts on your phone and to designated emergency email contacts
  • Gives you historical information about the temperature and humidity near the sensor
Option Two: Wet Switch
The wet switch by Diversitech (which provides automatic shut-off protection) helps prevent flooding and water damage by automatically shutting down the furnace, air conditioner, and humidifier if a leak is detected. Wet switch benefits include:
The Lyric app keeps you connected wherever you are:
  • Automatically powers off equipment when water is detected
  • Avoids further damage to equipment and gives you time to address the problem

A sump pump is used to remove accumulated groundwater from a basin on the basement floor and transport it to a storm drain or detention pond. To facilitate this process, a drain tile—a perforated pipe for water collection—is installed around the home’s foundation footer. As groundwater enters the drain tile, it naturally flows by gravity through the pipe to the sump crock located at the lowest point of the basement floor. When the water level in the sump pit reaches a certain height, a float switch activates the electric sump pump. The pump then expels the water from the pit through a pipe, ensuring it is safely directed away from the house.

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Regular testing and inspection of sump pumps is crucial, despite their generally low-maintenance nature. It is recommended to perform sump pump maintenance at least once a year. Neglecting to regularly test the functionality of your sump pump could leave you vulnerable to water damage, especially during periods of unexpected heavy rainfall.

Lyday Plumbing plumbers are skilled professionals who specialize in routine sump pump maintenance. They can assist you in troubleshooting any problems that may arise during the testing process.

A sump pump plays a crucial role in safeguarding your home against basement flooding and water damage. It is designed to activate when water levels rise, redirecting incoming water away from your basement. However, sump pumps can deteriorate over time and eventually require repair or replacement.

If you suspect that your sump pump is malfunctioning, it is important to address the issue promptly to prevent potential home flooding and extensive water damage. Here are some indicators that it’s time to contact Lyday Plumbing for sump pump maintenance:

  1. Presence of a musty odor, mold, or mildew.
  2. Float switch getting stuck.
  3. Unusual and loud noises coming from the sump pump.
  4. Sump pump not running at all.

If your sump pump is exhibiting any of these issues, reach out to the knowledgeable professionals at Lyday Plumbing. We offer services such as sump pump repairs, sump pump installation, replacement, and even battery backup sump pump installation.

Lyday Plumbing plumbers are skilled professionals who specialize in routine sump pump maintenance. They can assist you in troubleshooting any problems that may arise during the testing process.

The lifespan of a sump pump is influenced by its operational frequency. If your sump pump runs regularly, it is advisable to replace it every five years to ensure effective protection against flooding during and after heavy rainfall. In cases where the sump pump operates infrequently, you can expect it to last approximately 7-10 years. However, if you do not have a battery-powered backup sump pump or a water-powered backup pump, it is recommended to replace your main sump pump every five years.

Frequent operation of the sump pump indicates a significant presence of groundwater around your home’s foundation, requiring the pump to activate and handle the excess water. The float switch, which is the moving component responsible for triggering the sump pump, is typically the first part to fail. When it malfunctions, the sump pump becomes unable to activate even when the sump pit is filled with water.

24-Hour Emergency Service

Give us a call day or night if you are experiencing flooding in your home.