Sump Pumps

A functional sump pump could make the difference between a pleasant spring thaw and a soggy basement. Your home’s sump pump is the most reliable waterproofing system for your basement. While this system is perhaps a little underappreciated, it should not go unchecked. We recommend having it inspected annually, ideally in early spring so sump pump repairs can be made before everything thaws. We recommend being proactive checking your sump pump, and if it is time to replace it or you don’t have a backup sump pump we recommend making these changes before it is too late.

At Three Points Plumbing and Heating, customer service is a top priority. Our team of professional, reliable plumbers will guide you through the sump pump installation or repair process from start to finish and deliver exceptional service every step of the way.

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Installing a sump pump and a backup sump pump system is the best way to protect your home from basement flooding during Edmonton’s notorious spring melt season. The process of installing the system is seamless and, in most cases, will only take a single visit from Three Points' technicians.

Keep Your Basement Dry

First, our technicians will excavate a portion of your basement floor to create the sump pump pit, which will protect your sump pump from getting blocked by mud or debris. To determine the location of the sump pump pit, our technicians will locate the lowest spot in your floor since the system can work most effectively from there.

Next, we install a perimeter drain system to collect the water from the wall-floor joint, basement walls and concrete floor so that everything drains into the sump pump(s). Then finally, drumroll please, we install the sump pump in the pit. To do so, we’ll connect your perimeter drain to the sump pump system, place the sump pump in the pit and add a few inches of gravel in the liner.

At this point, if you elect to have a backup sump pump (which we highly recommend), we will install it into the pit and set up a second discharge line to avoid any water problems. After the backup sump pump is installed, our team will start work on restoring the floor in your basement, ensuring that your basement waterproofing is seamless.

In addition to emergency leaks we also offer services for:

What Does a Sump Pump Do?

To limit the damage to your home, and possibly mitigate the costs, there are some essential steps you can take while you wait. Troubleshooting and acting accordingly makes the process of repairing your home’s plumbing easier, and saves you plenty of hassles too.

After you have called us, and the crew is on the way. You should take the necessary actions to stop the damage from getting worse.

  • Prevent flooding along with water damage A sump pump will help keep your home from flooding by diverting water away from the foundation. This, in turn, helps to prevent water damage from occurring to your home and your possessions. Not to mention that keeping water away from your home also helps prevent long term damage that often occurs as a result of excessive moisture or pooling water.
  • Prevent mold and mildew Mold and mildew form and grow as a result of standing water. They can cause both structural damage as well as health issues for anyone that suffers from allergies or respiratory problems. Sump pumps eliminate the problem of standing water, thereby helping to prevent the growth of mold and mildew.
  • Prevent insect and pest infestations There’s nothing worse than having to live in a home that is infested with insects or rodents. Basements that are damp are a breeding ground for insects and pests, so by using a sump pump, you’ll help to prevent possible infestations.
  • Keep your electrical appliances safe Standing water can cause wire damage. Not only can this damage your electrical appliances, which in turn would require repair or replacement, but this can also result in an electrical fire. This means that the use of a sump pump can not only help to keep your electrical appliances safe, it will also help to keep your home and family safe as well.

Not too sure if it’s time to replace your sump pump? The lifespan of a sump pump depends on how often it cycles on and off. On average, they last approximately 10 years. Modern sump pumps also have some great features (like WIFI monitoring systems), which may make replacing an older model worthwhile.

Homeowners may also benefit from a reduction in home insurance premiums – as much as 5% – when they install a sump pump and backup system. Ask your insurance agent for more details.

Our technicians are background checked, insured, expert Red Seal plumbers from the lower mainland. Competitive prices & years of experience guarantee the best quality for your dollar.