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Don’t Fall Victim to Unexpected Flooding

Living in a region that’s prone to flooding as a result of storms means you probably experience leaking in your basement or crawlspace on a regular basis. Installing a sump pump could help prevent serious water damage to your home. As soon as water damage is left to fester, it can cause problems within the house structurally and even mold growth. Let Mark Johnson Plumbing install a sump pump for you. See what other customers have said about our sump pump services and other plumbing solutions here.

Call Mark Johnson Plumbing at 318-319-0220 to get the best sump pump repair services in Ruston and the surrounding areas.

Why Would Your Home Need a Sump Pump?

Flood zones tend to get water leakage when storms hit. A sump pump will pump out the extra water that flows in before it has a chance to do any damage. Another reason you may need a sump pump is if you continually get water leaking into your basement due to the lack of gutters and downspouts. It’s wise to have gutters on your home to divert the rainwater away from the foundation rather than toward it.

You could also use a sump pump to guard against the possibility of a water heater leak, pipe burst, or other plumbing mishaps. Most sump pumps will automatically turn on right when they sense moisture, so you don’t have to worry about manually switching it on.

Different Types of Sump Pumps

With two main types to choose from, you’re sure to find one that’s best for your needs and budget. The one you choose will also depend on the space you have and what kind of water problems you experience.

Below are the two sump pump options you have:

  • Submersible– Submersible models are the most common in homes as this type is located under the water so it’s quiet and efficient. It’s longer lasting than other types and remains hidden in the pump’s basin with easier operation.
  • Pedestal types– Featuring an impeller at the base, these have a motor that rests above the water. As a result, these can be noisier than their submersible counterparts. It’s quite easy to access this type if you need to maintain or repair it, ideal for deep, slender sump pits.

Besides these two, you should always have a backup battery just in case you’re facing a situation where the power goes off. The backup batteries come for both of these kinds so you can use them in any situation.

Common Sump Pump Problems

Lots of things can go wrong with your sump pump if you’re not vigilant about maintenance. Other things crop up simply due to malfunction or old age. Power failure is a big culprit. That’s why you need a battery backup that will kick in if the power goes out due to a storm. Since most flooding happens during a storm, it stands to reason a backup battery is a wise investment.

Another common problem is a stuck sump float switch. If you’re experiencing a problem, it could be that the horsepower of your pump is simply not strong enough to handle the flow of water. Lastly, if you are concerned your sump pump is leaking, you can test it out by pouring a few gallons of water into the pit to see what happens. Then call for a professional to assess the performance of the unit.

It’s important to take a look at your sump pump on a regular basis and run a diagnostic test to ensure it’s working properly. You don’t want to be caught with a basement full of water at the most inopportune time.

Common FAQs

What is a sump pump?

A sump pump is a device that is used to remove water that has accumulated in a sump pit, usually found in the basement or crawlspace of a home. It helps to prevent flooding and water damage by pumping out excess water.

Do I need a backup battery for my sump pump?

It is recommended to have a backup battery for your sump pump in case of power failure. This will ensure that the sump pump continues to function even during a power outage, preventing flooding and water damage.

Mark Johnson Plumbing can help with any sump pump issue, whether you need an installation or a repair. Contact 318-319-0220 to connect with our professional plumbers in Ruston.

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“We have been using Mark Johnson Plumbing for a number of years. We have always been pleased with the technicians and the services they perform.”

– James A.

“Hagen came & quickly assesses the situation after Atmos came out & cut the gas off. He was very professional & founds the two problems quickly! Luckily they were not pricey Issues at all. Then (Christopher) Chris Came back Out very quickly to cut the gas back on inside the house after Atmos did outside. Due to COVID they could not come in the house to turn the valves back on which we had NO idea where they were located. We felt SO stupid that we couldn’t handle that but Chris assured us that most wouldn’t!

He was so nice & professional!! I will definitely call Mark Johnson again. ”

– Marion W.

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Service was great, fast, friendly, and exactly what was agreed on. They were on time and did I mention friendly? I would recommend this company to anyone who needs quality plumbing work done. Ask for Quinn Wall.

The customer service was awesome from the start as well. Text notifications of who’s coming, when they will be there. Nice job!”

– Mark T.

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