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Call on a Plumber for Sump Pump Repair

Ground water often finds its way into a house’s lower level, requiring the need for a sump pump. It is far beyond aggravating and destructive, it is an absolute nuisance. Many homeowners face this dilemma. Back-ups involving the mucky stuff that one never really wants to encounter are very real. One massive storm can fill a basement with water without the use of a sump pump.

So when the sump pump fails, what do you do? Call on the plumbers at All Ways Drains. We can help you with any and all sump pump problems, providing repair or replacement services. We offer the following tips to help you in your effort to make sump pump issues a thing of the past:

Inside of your house:

  • Be sure to have a back-up battery for your sump pump
  • Implement a sewer backflow check valve, especially if sewage has ever backed up through your floor drain
  • Perform annual maintenance checks to make sure your sump pump is working by following these steps:
    • Remove cover from sump pump pit
    • Ensure drain hose is properly connected
    • Slowly pour water into the pit
    • Fill the pit until the float rises high enough for pump to be activated
    • If these steps do not get the sump pump working, call in a plumber

Outside of your house:

  • Place covers over window wells
  • Ensure proper drainage occurs moving flow away from the foundation of the home
  • If trees are growing anywhere near the foundation of your home, remove them as roots can crack the foundation walls allowing water to enter
  • Install and ensure gutters and downspouts are clean and fully functional
  • Install downspout extensions if water from the downspout collects near the home’s foundation

You may have some very valid concerns regarding the potential failure of your sump pump, whether you are home or away. Look into municipal water powered back-up sump pump options as well as back-up sump pumps attached to batteries. The battery option can be worrisome as batteries do lose their power.

Should water be collecting in your lower level or if you need to force away sewage water, we will be happy to help you with sump pump repairs or installation. This is a specialized field that requires knowledge of pump ratings and the requirements of proper installation. Call us with your questions, and we’ll be happy to provide you with more information.

If you need a plumber for your Twin Cities home, call All Ways Drains today at 612-922-9422 or Contact Us.


How to Speak to Your Plumber

Calling a plumber can sometimes be stressful if you are experiencing a plumbing emergency, like a burst pipe or a severely clogged drain that is causing your home or business to flood. So we thought we would give you a few suggestions on what you should tell your plumber when he goes to your St Paul home or business.

The first thing you need to tell your plumber is as much background about the problem as possible. When did you first notice the issue? Has the issue stayed the same or gotten worse? Did you try any do it yourself fixes before you called for a plumber and, if so, what did you do and did it seem to fix the problem at first or did it make it worse? Do you know anything about the appliance or pipe or plumbing fixture that needs to be repaired, such as when it was first installed or who installed it?

Our plumber will take a look at the issue to see what’s going on and then diagnose and fix the problem if possible. If the pipe, appliance or other plumbing fixture should be replaced instead (when the cost of the repair work would be more than the cost of the replacement), then the plumber will let you know and go from there.

When it comes to remodeling your bathroom or kitchen, you definitely should call in a plumber to do any work on the plumbing system, pipes, etc. One of our plumbers can install any new plumbing fixtures, and we can also install water-using appliances like dishwashers and garbage disposals. We recommend you call a professional plumber for this type of work unless you are an experienced plumber and know how to safely and properly do this type of work so it is up to code.

A plumber from All Ways Drains can recommend the best types of new appliances and plumbing fixtures for your new bathroom or kitchen. We can suggest ones that will help conserve water and will give you more bang for your buck. When you call us for help with remodeling, we will go over the specific details of your project with you, but we will basically need to know what you want done, your time frame to get it all done by and your budget.

Do you want more information on hiring a plumber in St Paul? Call All Ways Drains at 612-922-9422 or contact us and get a Free Estimate.

Choosing a Plumber

Choosing a plumber can be a difficult task. You want to make sure you have someone you can trust and who will do the job right. You need a plumber with experience and professionalism. If you need a plumber in Maplewood, you can turn to All Ways Drains.

All Ways Drains is a veteran and family owned professional plumbing service for both residential homes and commercial businesses. We can help with all your plumbing needs such as new faucet installation, repiping, kitchen and bathroom remodels, leaky faucets or pipes, toilet problems, clogged drain, low water pressure and much more.

If you need a plumber at your home, business or commercial property, give us a call. We provide free estimates so you will know what to expect and the price of the service. We always aim to provide high quality work at reasonable prices.

We are not a huge corporate plumbing company. We are a smaller, family owned and operated business that has been serving the area for more than 15 years. We are able to provide personalized service to all our customers.

All plumbers are required to be licensed by the state and carry both workman’s compensation and general liability insurance. This is something you will want to check with any plumber you hire. All Ways Drains is licensed with the state of Minnesota and we are fully insured.

When choosing a plumber, you want to make sure they are available when an emergency arises. All Ways Drains is on call 24/7. If you have a sewer backup in the middle of the night, give us a call and you will reach a live person from our company ready to help. We provide fast response times 24/7.

A plumber should do more than just fix the problem, they should exceed your expectations to ensure everything is done properly the first time, and they should check any other issues to prevent future problems. You should be able to trust your plumber and know they have your best interest in mind.

At All Ways Drains we strive to provide good customer service because we want you to call us every time you need a plumber.

If you would like more information on hiring a plumber in Maplewood, call All Ways Drains at 612-922-9422, or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.