Residential Sump Pumps

Sump Pumps for San Francisco Homeowners


They say that when it rains, it pours. Luckily, thanks to sump pumps, it won’t rain on your homeowner’s parade. That’s because these pumps effectively remove excess water from your basement before it ever gets a chance to damage your property. If you’re considering installing a sump pump or need yours repaired, don’t hesitate to contact us at Trinity Liquid Waste. We provide first-rate plumbing services throughout the Bay Area.

Residential Sump Pump in San Francisco, CA

What Is a Sump Pump?

Sump pumps are pumps that drain water from homes to prevent flooding. At the lowermost point of your house typically, the basement or a crawl space you’ll find a sump basin. Sump pumps will remove the excess water that accumulates in these pits after a heavy downpour. Essentially, they save your house from devastating and costly water damage.

Sump Pump Installation

Are you interested in installing a sump pump in your home? Our expert team of plumbers will assess the most fitting type for your property based on its foundation and the surrounding water basin. We promise nothing short of the highest quality, no matter which option suits you best.

How Do You Know You Need a Sump Pump?

So, we’ve established that sump pumps are essential if your home is prone to flooding. But even if you live in a zone with minimal-to-no flood risk, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re in the clear. Properties are prone to water damage even from dense moisture in the air. Sump pumps offer an easy solution to save your home from destructive mold damage.

Here are some reasons to install one in your home:

  • Keep your home safe and dry. Have you noticed your walls are damp, even when it doesn’t rain? If so, that means your house has a high water table. Installing a sump pump will protect it from damage.
  • Prevent mildew and mold. Mold is a common, yet disastrous problem. It not only poses a health risk to you and your family, but also causes permanent structural damage. With a sump pump, you can sigh a healthy breath of relief, even on the foggiest of days.
  • Add value to your home. Having a sump pump will benefit you twice over when it’s time to move out. That’s because it raises your home value while indicating to potential buyers that the property is safe from moisture damage.

What Are the Different Types of Sump Pumps?

Different homes need different types of sewage sump pumps. The three varying types include:

  • Utility Pumps – These portable and non-automatic pumps offer a temporary solution to flooding by draining water from sinks, floors, and even aquariums.
  • Sprinkler Pumps – This type of sump pump removes water from shallow surfaces or basements.
  • Jet Pumps – The most robust of sump pumps, jet pumps are installed above the ground and remove water up to 100 feet deep.

Sump Pump Maintenance

The average lifespan of a sump pump is about 10 years. To keep it functional and long-lasting, make sure to test and clean it annually. Sump pump maintenance is simple. To test it, pour some water into the pump and check that it clears out and shuts off by itself. In addition, check that the float and check valve function properly. To clean your pump, remove dirt and debris from the pipe connecting to the outside.

Look out for problems before its natural expiration date, like clogging. If you need sewage pump repair, Trinity Liquid Waste is your go-to resource. Our trained plumbers provide first-rate sump pump repair across San Francisco and the surrounding area, no matter which type you have.

Contact Trinity Liquid Waste

Trinity Liquid Waste is the San Francisco Bay Area’s trusted sump pump basement experts. Whether you need a pump installed or repaired, we’ll get the job done properly. Call us today to schedule an appointment and get your home in top shape.


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