When Your Sump Pump Fails…

One of the most important appliances in your home or business is located in a very inconspicuous part of your home. Most likely, you don’t even think about it. It is out of sight—out of mind. It hums right along for months—even years—without a second thought from you.

It is usually located in the lowest corner of your basement or sometimes in your crawlspace. If you live in an area with a high water table, or live in an area that is prone to basement flooding, you need to have one. It is your sump pump.

Tidy Clean Pros is a full service restoration company experienced in sump pump remediation. Servicing the Mankato, MN and surrounding areas, we have decades of experience when restoring basements from sump pump damage. If you have damage to your basement, and need a professional to handle it, call now at 888-285-8080 or 507-591-7742 for a free estimate.

Types of Sump Pumps

There are 3 types of sump pumps. The pedestal pump, submersible pump, and ejector pump.

  • If your pump sits on a pedestal and stands about 30 inches tall with a hose or pipe connected to the motor and extends down into a “sump pit,” you have a pedestal pump. This a very common style of pump. The motor on a pedestal pump is not intended to be in the water. As the water level rises, it activates a “float switch” which activates the pump. Then, the water is pumped out through a pipe or hose out and away from the building.
  • If your pump actually sits on the bottom of the sump pit, you have a submersible pump. This pump is much smaller than the pedestal variety, usually standing about 12 inches high. Usually, there is a 4 inch rod extending up from the pump with a float device attached. When the water reaches the float it activates the pump. The water is sucked down through the bottom of the pump. A screen at the bottom of the pump stops gravel from being sucked in.
  • Most commonly found in crawlspaces, ejector pumps consist of pea gravel, this type of pump is able to handle small debris being sucked into the pump without damaging the impeller or other mechanisms within the pump.

But what happens when your sump pump does fail, causing terrible flood damage to your property?

Choose Tidy Clean for Your Sump Pump Remediation

Contact the experts at Tidy Clean for professional basement water extraction Mankato. We are a full service restoration company, and can handle the cleanup of your water damage, restoring your property to “good as new” condition. Our technicians are certified through IICRC (Institute of Inspection and Restoration) and can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are a family owned business of 19 years, and you can expect a visit to your property within 60 minutes of your call to our dispatchers. We cover Mankato, MN and surrounding areas to handle your restoration needs.

Call us at 888-285-8080 or 507-591-7742 for a free estimate. You will be glad you made the call!

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