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Flood Prevention for Basements & Crawlspaces

Homes with an underground room rely on sump pumps to push the water against gravity to the upper floors. Most sump pumps sit in the basement, though some homes have sump pumps installed in lower level crawl spaces. Equipped with an alarm, many sump pumps let you know when there's a problem.

Alarm sounding on your sump pump? Reach out to our Austin plumbers at Fast Plumbing for quick service. Call us today at (512) 548-8188. Se Habla Español!

Sump Pump Troubleshooting

A sump pump should last around 10 years in the average home, though a well-maintained pump may have an even longer lifespan. We recommend servicing your pump once every 2-3 years, depending on the size of your home. Larger homes and commercial spaces have larger pumps which have to work harder; these pumps may need to be inspected more frequently to keep them operating well.

Signs you may have a sump pump problem include:

  • Mildew or mold in the basement
  • Slow sink drains without an obvious clog
  • Pump operating loudly
  • Alarm frequently sounding on your pump
  • Pump running all the time

If this is the first time the alarm has sounded on your sump pump, there may be a short in the wiring. Try flipping the circuit breaker connected to your pump and see if it resets the alarm. We caution our customers to be careful around their pumps, as the combination of electricity and water can be dangerous if you're not familiar with the appliance.

Avoid Basement Floods

Should your sump pump fail, you may experience a basement flood. The pump stops moving water away from the basement and the water pools in the sump pump pit. Eventually, the pit overflows. Pumps fail due to power outages, broken valves, and more.

We quickly find out what's wrong with your sump pump, repairing it so that it is ready to protect your basement against costly, inconvenient floods.

As soon as you suspect a problem, reach out to our Austin plumbers! We serve customers throughout Travis, Hayes, and Williamson Counties.

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  • 30 Years of Experience

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    Fast Plumbing was founded in 2005 to accomplish one goal: provide high-quality plumbing service to the Austin area for residential and commercial properties.