Sump Pumps

Sump Pump Services in Woodbridge

Locally Owned Plumbing Company in Fredericksburg & Arlington

While rain is important for causing crops to grow and keeping rivers and ponds full, too much of it all at once is dangerous for homes. Fortunately, the invention of the helpful sump pump can channel extra water away from the foundation, cellar, or basement. To protect your house from sudden flooding, speak to our specialists at Bestway Plumbing and Drain. We offer dependable sump pump services in Woodbridge to help residents be prepared for any situation.

Secure your house from water damage by getting in touch online or calling us at (571) 458-1518 for more details.

What Is a Sump Pump & How Does It Work?

Anyone who has part of their house built below ground, such as a crawlspace, cellar, or basement, knows about the potential problems with flooding. A sump pump is an innovative device that automatically pumps out water when too much accumulates. This pump sits in a designated basin called a “sump pit.” As water begins to rise beneath a house’s foundation, the pump measures how much water is collecting. 

When the water reaches a certain level, a special float switch will turn the pump on. The extra water will then be transferred to a chosen spot somewhere else on the property, where it can be safely absorbed into the ground. This enables the whole foundation to be structurally safe and sound.

Why Choose Us?

If you have a plumbing job that needs doing, call our team of friendly and courteous professionals to help. We’ll take all the necessary steps to make sure you’re happy with our service.

  • Family Owned & Operated

    Along with being local, our family knows the importance of getting life back to normal. We can provide same-day appointments if available!

  • 25+ Years of Industry Experience

    Not only do we have years of experience, we have generations worth of knowledge and lessons. We know the best solutions for any plumbing problem.

  • Customer Service Focused

    Plumbing problems are stressful, finding a plumber shouldn't be. Our customer-first approach guarantees the work will be done right the first time!

Signs That You Need a New Sump Pump

Sump pumps encounter a lot of use, particularly in a state like Virginia where the rainy season can suddenly dispense large amounts of water during a single storm. Although sump pumps are intended to last between 3-5 years, the exact length of time greatly depends on how often it runs. 

While many sump pumps can endure for about 250,000 cycles, this may happen more slowly or quickly, depending on how many threats of flooding occur.

Some of the indications that it is time to get a new pump include:

  • The pump makes odd sounds, meaning that parts have become damaged or loose
  • When the pump is on, it makes extreme vibrating motions
  • The pump will cycle on and off irregularly, whether or not there is a danger of flooding
  • Visible indications of rust have emerged on the pump
  • The pump constantly runs without ever shutting off

How Big Should Your Sump Pump Basin Be?

Typically, sump basins should be able to contain at least 17 to 25 gallons of water. The more volume a basin has, the better it is for the pump’s lifespan. This is because a larger basin means the pump does not have to run as often or for as long, which extends the pump’s expiration date. Of course, not all homeowners have the space for this size of basin. Speak to our plumbing technicians at Bestway Plumbing and Drain so that we can help find a good solution for your sump pump needs.

Reach out to us today at (571) 458-1518 for trustworthy sump pump services in Woodbridge from our locally operated team.

  • “They’ve always been very helpful and responsive.” - Chris R.
  • “Their professionalism and responsiveness is amazing. Their customer service is above all others.” - Stacey D.
  • “They were efficient and extremely professional.” - Michael B.

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