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AmeriServe Sump Pump Repair, Replacement & Installation

Sump pumps prevent flooding and structural damage to your home, and they are located at the lowest point of the property, usually inside. In Southern states, that means bottom floor or the garage. In most  Pennsylvania and New Jersey homes, that typically means the bottom floor or basement.

There are two styles of pumps, submersible and pedestal. Submersible pumps remain underwater in a basin. The basin fills up during a flood. Pedestal pumps have a motor above the water and also sit in a basin. Sump pumps are important for buildings that get water in the basement during rain storms in Pennsylvanian and New Jersey.

Since lots of homes in our area have basements and are prone to flooding, these pumps can prevent flooding during heavy rainstorms. With the advent of climate change and hurricanes and other severe weather events, these units may be more important than ever.

Call us today on 1(866)367-5309 for a free, detailed quote on all our sump pump services.

Common Types of Sump Pump

The kind of home you live in and its special requirements regarding basement flooding will help determine what type of sump pump you should get. Two types are used in most homes; one is called a submersible pump, and the other is a pedestal pump. As the names suggest, a submersible pump can operate under the water while a pedestal pump is positioned out of the water. The size of the basin or sump pit in your basement is another factor that helps to determine which type of pump is best. Your AmeriServe Plumbing technician will help you decide during the initial visit.

How Do Sump Pumps Work?

They redirect water away from your home and into the municipal wastewater system. If your home has a basement, these pumps help reduce the amount of moisture that accumulates. Without a properly working pump, your basement or first floor can flood more easily.

If you need a new pump, leave the installation to the professionals at AmeriServe Plumbing + Drain of Easton Pa.. This provides expert placement and set up of your system. Proper installation prevents expensive repairs due to flooding and other issues. Also, it takes less than a day to finish the installation.

Common Issues with Pump Systems

Improper installation can cause a pump to malfunction and business and homeowners may discover an overflowing basin if the pump clogs up. If the pump works continuously, you may need a larger motor or to have a professional plumber fix a poor installation.

This pump system may be the hardest working part of your home’s plumbing system, even if you never realized it was there. Due to the relative anonymity of this vital system, problems with sump pumps often go unnoticed until it’s too late. After you install a new pump, schedule annual inspections to ensure that your pump doesn’t let you down in the future.

Replacement Services

If it makes sense to make repairs on the pump, our plumbers will do so efficiently once they arrive at your home. Sometimes, it makes more sense to replace older models with newer systems designed with energy efficiency in mind. A broken pump means moisture is accumulating inside the home and that your backup for flooding in the event of a heavy rainstorm may not work properly when you really need it.

Installing these units can be complicated and require specific knowledge of plumbing systems. For example, it takes specialized training to find the lowest point of the home and to decide whether to use the submersible or pedestal pump for the best results at your home or business. It makes more sense to call AmeriServe Plumbing and Drain Cleaning, so we can send our top-notch technicians to handle the installation appropriately.

Even if you consider yourself handy around the home, this complex system requires specialized training and experience. We highly recommend that you use professional plumbers who do this work on a daily basis in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Besides, how long would it take you to figure out the system and install it properly? Keep your weekends for projects you really enjoy and let us come and complete the installation within one day.

Sump Pump Replacement or Repair

Pumps can often be repaired by replacing malfunctioning parts. However, you may need to replace older models that have outlived their extended lifespan. Timely replacement can prevent structural damage and keep the pump system working optimally.

This hardworking pump doesn’t often fail or require repair. However, it sometimes requires attention from a qualified AmeriServe Plumbing and Drain technician.

Here are some common reasons that require repair to your system:

  • Clogged pump
  • Basin overfilling
  • Pump doesn’t shut off
  • Improper installation
  • A stuck switch

Unless you or someone in the household has been trained to deal with some pumps, we recommend that you call our professional plumbers to schedule an appointment. Let the experts do what they do best and enjoy a long lifespan on this important appliance.

Contact Us for Service in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and the Surrounding Areas

To schedule sump pump installation, maintenance or repair, contact AmeriServe Plumbing and Drain Cleaning of Easton, Pa., at (866) 367-5309. We will inspect your unit and provide an expert opinion on your best next step. We’ll be waiting for your call!

Don’t forget to ask about other AmeriServe Plumbing and Drain Cleaning services for commercial and residential properties.

Regular Maintenance is Key

The best way to ensure your sump pump is ready for action at all times is to have periodic maintenance performed when it seems to be working well. By having a technician from AmeriServe look it over and make any minor repairs or adjustments, you will be able to have peace of mind, knowing it won’t fail you when you need it most. If you have a sump pump, schedule maintenance at least once during the year, and your pump will run better and last longer.

If you’ve been considering having a sump pump installed in your home or your current pump is in need of repair, call 866-367-5309 to get the process started.


If you’re looking for a trustworthy plumbing contractor in the Easton, PA area then give us a try!

Call anytime (610) 258-2591 and schedule a service call.

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