Commercial Services: Sump Pumps

Roto-Rooter plumbers are the experts to call when your existing sump pump malfunctions or is in need of replacement. We will provide routine maintenance, repairs and inspections for all types of commercial and industrial sump pumps. Our skilled plumbers are also available to handle sump pump emergencies—24 hours a day, 365 days year. You can rely on our licensed and insured professionals for quality, fast service.

A sump pump is the last line of defense when it comes to flood prevention so it is important to make sure your sump pump is always operating properly. Heavy rains, storm drain backups and broken pipes can potentially cause serious damage to your commercial property and its contents, as well as safety issues for the building’s inhabitants.

Sump pumps are generally installed in the lowest point of the building. Water that finds its way into the building is quickly diverted to the sump pit. Hotels, apartment buildings and other commercial properties may have elevator sumps to prevent flooding in elevator shafts. The sump pump, triggered by a float switch, turns on when the water reaches a pre-determined level. The sump pump removes water by pumping it to an approved area.

A Roto-Rooter professional will test your commercial sump pump to ensure that it will operate properly when the next big downpour occurs:

  • Submersible pumps
  • Sewage effluent sump pumps
  • Grinder sump pumps
  • Alarms and floats

Replacement pumps
Like any equipment with moving parts, sump pumps wear out over time and need to be replaced. There is no general rule on how often a sump pump should be replaced since it depends on how often the pump operates.

Consider a backup
If your property experiences a power outage for an extended period or if your primary sump pump fails, a battery backup sump pump or one of many water powered backup systems (that uses water supply pressure to remove water from the sump pit) will protect your property against flooding.  A backup sump pump system also protects your property against an excessive inflow of water, stuck floats and broken impellers. A Roto-Rooter plumber can recommend several options to meet your needs and budget.

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