Reassuring Protection for your Home

Sump pumps stand as a critical component within drainage systems, particularly for areas prone to water intrusion. When moisture infiltrates your basement or crawlspace, the sump pump initiates, swiftly channeling the excess water away from your residence and directing it into the sewer system. By effectively managing this water flow, the sump pump acts as a shield, shielding your appliances, flooring, and various possessions from potential water damage and safeguarding your home against structural issues caused by excess moisture.

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Sump Pump

Sump pumps manage incoming groundwater by connecting to a drainage system, pumping out water once it reaches a specific level. The discharged water usually flows into the municipal storm sewer or the yard.

Ejector Pump

Ejector pumps handle gray water (from laundry or floor drains) or waste from bathrooms located below ground level in a home. Vent pipes are necessary for pumps managing bathroom waste, while materials from the pump’s discharge pipe connect to the home’s sanitary sewer line.

Occasionally, a sump pump might need replacement, and we’ve got a wide range of makes, models, and styles to suit your specific needs. If you’re facing sump pump issues, reach out today for a FREE inspection and quote.

Common issues with sump pumps

Our technicians at Jackson Plumbing excel in diagnosing and addressing these problems efficiently. We aim to understand the root cause of your sump pump issues to determine whether repairs or a replacement are needed.

Here are some frequent residential and commercial sump pump issues we encounter:

  • Improper installation
  • Clogged pumps or components
  • Inadequate pump size for the area
  • Power and electrical failures
  • Overwhelmed pumps unable to clear the basement fast enough
  • Blocked discharge drains
  • Continuous pump operation
  • Mechanical or structural defects

Recognizing these signs warrants contacting a professional sump pump repair specialist promptly. Faulty sump pumps can pose risks to your property’s structural integrity and your safety. Even after hours, our 24/7 emergency repair services ensure timely assistance.

Please reach out to us if you’re experiencing issues with your sump pumps or ejector pumps, including:

  • Continuous running despite a dry or low crock
  • Stuck float switch or switch failure, leading to constant operation
  • Failure to activate when the crock is high or overflowing
  • Stuck float switch in the off position or switch failure
  • Unusual noise or debris within the housing or near the pump piping
  • The presence of foreign objects in the system
  • Leakage at the check valve
  • Short cycling
  • Check valve failure or inadequate installation without a check valve
  • Frequent tripping of the breaker
  • Cord failure or issues with the housing, often necessitating a new pump

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Preventing Emergency Sump Pump Issues Through Expert Maintenance

Maintaining well-functioning sump pumps is crucial to avoid potential flooding, water damage, and the development of mold or musty odors in your Robbinsville Township residence. Engaging a professional plumber for sump pump upkeep is a smart strategy that can circumvent costly emergency interventions in the future.

Experts advise regular maintenance to ensure optimal performance and reliability of your sump pumps during critical moments. Schedule high-quality maintenance and repairs to safeguard the efficiency of your sump pumps.

Advantages of Sump Pump Installation for your home

If you’ve detected musty smells or dampness in your basement post-rainfall or snowfall, a sump pump could be the solution. Sump pumps offer an array of benefits, including:

  • Shielding your foundation
  • Mitigating mold, mildew, and their associated smells
  • Preventing flooding and water-related harm
  • Decreasing humidity levels indoors
  • Enhancing the overall indoor air quality
  • Safeguarding your basement furniture

For guidance on different sump pump types and determining the ideal fit for your home, or to arrange sump pump installation, contact us at today.


Can a sump pump be repaired?
Sump pumps can often be repaired depending on the nature and extent of the issue. Common problems such as float switch malfunctions, stuck impellers, or minor electrical issues can typically be fixed by a professional plumber or technician. However, if the pump is severely damaged or has reached the end of its lifespan, replacement might be a more suitable option. It's best to have a professional assess the pump to determine if repair is feasible or if replacement is necessary.
What are the primary causes of sump pump malfunctions?
The primary causes of sump pump failure encompass power outages, incorrect installation, a malfunctioning switch, aging components, and inadequate capacity for the incoming water flow. Moreover, lack of regular maintenance could contribute to breakdowns or reduced efficiency over time.
How long do sump pumps last?
A sump pump's longevity depends on factors like its quality, workload, and maintenance. Typically, a sump pump lasts roughly 10 years. Consistent professional check-ups and maintenance can extend its lifespan.
Why is my sump pump constantly running?
A continuously running sump pump could signal a high water table, an incorrectly set pump switch, or a malfunctioning float switch.
What should I do if my sump pump isn’t activating when it should?
Check if the float switch is stuck or the power source is working. If these seem fine, the problem might be a faulty pump or a clogged discharge pipe.
Why does my sump pump make unusual noises?
Unusual noises might indicate debris in the pump, a failing motor, or damaged impeller blades. It's best to have it checked by a professional.
How can I prevent sump pump failures?
Regular maintenance, including cleaning the pump, testing the float switch, and inspecting the discharge pipe, can help prevent most common issues. Consider a backup power source in case of power outages.
What might cause my sump pump to leak or overflow?
Leaks or overflows could result from a worn-out pump, a defective check valve, or a blocked discharge line. Professional inspection is recommended to diagnose the issue accurately.
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