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Get To Know Sump Pumps

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There are many different components of septic services. One of the more uncommon components is known as a sump pump. At Septic Service Pro, we specialize in all aspects of septic services. A sump pump is a part of some homes that collects liquids in a low space. Cars have sumps, for instance, that collect oil from the engines. Houses that sit in a high flood risk area often have a sump pump in the basement. If you have a sump pump, it will require maintenance, just like any other type of device in your home.

A sump pump is a simple device that detects water in the sump and moves it away from your home through a network of pipes. Homes with a sump pump have a small pit that is dug into the floor of the basement to collect floodwater that filters through any loose earth that surrounds your home’s foundation. Just like your septic tank, your sump pump needs scheduled maintenance. Sand, dirt, and other debris can clog the pump and prevent it from working at full capacity. You do not want to find out that you have a clogged sump pump in an emergency!

Sumps are small, usually two feet deep and eighteen inches in diameter. The sump pump device is powered by electricity. When the water in the sump rises to a certain level, a float signals and electrical circuit, and the pump will engage. The pump will move water out to prevent flooding in your home. However, if the sump pump is not working correctly, you can have a major concern on your hands. It is also important to note that, because sump pumps rely on electricity, if you experience a power outage during a storm, your sump pump will not work. Having a battery backup to your sump pump is essential for when the main power is out for a prolonged period.

Because sump pumps are smaller devices, they need to be maintained regularly. It is recommended that sump pumps be examined every year. For homes that require the frequent running of their sump pumps, it is recommended that this examination be done every six months. While this may seem too often to some homeowners, it is important to understand that your sump pump is preventing major flooding problems. Keeping your pump maintained can prevent issues that will cost thousands of dollars to repair.

You can count on Septic Service Pro for affordable, high-quality sump pump maintenance, repair, and replacement services. Contact us today to learn more about your system and your scheduling needs.

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Cumming Office

562 Lakeland Plaza, Suite 202
Cumming, GA 30040

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6295 Holly Court
Buford, GA 30518

Phone: (678) 899-6457

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Jim is a true professional who worked with me over months to identify and correct septic field problems. His positive attitude and helpful discussion in resolving issues is the best I found.


Mike and Shane came out and did an outstanding job on replacing our septic pump. Same day service - and they came out on a Friday evening! Mother's day would not have been very happy if they didn't save the day. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!


We had our septic tank pumped and baffle tee replaced. The guys were on time, respectful and quick. They cleaned up very well after the job and even fluffed our pine straw to perfection!! We'd recommend these guys without hesitation.


Michael and Shane did an awesome job. Had to pump the septic,install a new baffle tee and tail out line. Very little yard displaced. Will definitely use Septic Service Pro again. Very pleased.


We live in Dawsonville. The crew that came out was very professional. The company owner explained to me the value and the many details about the septic that I did not know, that is why I chose them in the first place. Excellent service. R.McGary


Jim and his crew installed a new leech field for us quickly and professionally at a very reasonable cost. They handled all of the permitting and inspections and completed the work in a timely manner. Would recommend them to anyone.


Michael and assistant pointed out a leaking toilet that I didn't know I had (saved me $ there!). They also disturbed very little of the yard to get to the tank. Not the super cheapest but no hard upsell when they got here. Very pleased.


The team was efficient, friendly, knowledgeable and FAST to arrive. The bill was extremely reasonable for the work needed to be done. I would HIGHLY recommend Septic Service Pro.


These guys were amazing. Jim and Mike came when they said they would, did the job, explained everything they did. Very courteous,and professional. I am a handicapped person and felt extremely comfortable with them at my home. Thank you!!!!!


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Cumming, GA 30040

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Buford, GA 30518

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