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The Pennsylvanian’s Guide to Floods

Monday, August 31st, 2020

You probably don’t hear us talking about sump pumps very often. While they might not be the most exciting blog post topic, they’re absolutely worth addressing. Sump pumps are the Pennsylvanian’s answer to our moody weather and unpredictable precipitation. Instead of dealing with a flooded basement year after year, why not invest in one system that is proven to reduce expenses and protect your home from flooding?

Why would we talk about sump pump service in Bucks County now? Well, to put it bluntly, fall is going to have its mix of rain and snow. One day could be filled with pouring rain or sunny skies, and the next could be a snowstorm, followed by that snow melting and flooding your basement. The unpredictability of our weather makes it our job to propose to you the right solutions.

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Get Sump Pump Service Today

Monday, April 13th, 2020

Sump pumps are the heroes behind the scenes when we’re worried about the flooding of our basements. They’re out of sight and out of mind on a sunny day, but when rain starts to pour and your property begins to flood, the sump pump keeps you dry and your home from being damaged.

To be honest, there are a lot of benefits to having a sump pump that homeowners forget about, and it’s not until they’re suffering from a flooded basement that they think about getting sump pump service. So we’d like to keep sump pumps in Ambler, PA fresh in your mind so that you can decide if sump pump service is right for you and your home.

How can a sump pump help your house? Let’s find out!

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Why a Sump Pump Might be a Good Idea

Monday, October 10th, 2016

When most people think of flooding, they tend to imagine large, catastrophic deluges where entire houses become submerged. While that is certainly a big problem in certain parts of the country, it isn’t nearly as widespread as more moderate flooding. Even a relatively small amount of water damage can cost thousands of dollars to repair, if it occurs in the wrong place. Fortunately, there’s a way to combat these more moderate flooding risks. Let’s take a look at sump pumps, and the benefits they offer.

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Why Consider Installing a Sump Pump?

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Our area gets hit by all kinds of precipitation: snow and ice during the winter months and heavy downpours during the warmer months. If the basement or crawlspace of your home is prone to taking on water during times of heavy rain or snow, you may want to consider the installation of a sump pump. Removing water from the lowest areas of your home is a challenge, but excess water in these areas does more than create a nuisance issue; they can lead to damage. The trained professionals at Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling can help install a new sump pump in your home or property in Perkasie, PA, to help you reduce and/or eliminate the problems caused by basement or crawlspace flooding.

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What Does a Sump Pump Do?

Monday, July 21st, 2014

For people who live in sections of the country that experience mostly dry weather and land with low-water tables, sump pumps are devices that they never need to learn about. However, here in Pennsylvania, sump pumps are often indispensable aids for protecting homes from flooding, excess moisture in the basment, and water damage. If your home has experienced any of these problems before, for whatever reason, you should call a professional plumbing service and arrange for installation of a sump pump.

Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling has installed sump pumps for many years, and if you think you will benefit from a sump pump in Harleysville, PA, make us your first call. We offer both standard sump pumps and battery backup sump pumps.

The operation of a sump pump

What a sump pump does is remove excess water from a lower area of your house, usually the basement. The device is a water pump that uses an electrically-powered impelled motor to draw water from an excavated collection pit—the “sump” of the name—and then places it either into the wastewater system of the house’s plumbing or into a well. Sump pumps can handle flooding, but they are also useful if you live in an area with a high water table that causes moisture to seep down into the basement.

Sump pumps come in two basic models: pedestal and submersible. A pedestal pump sits above the sump and draws up water through pipes. A submersible pump is a watertight device that sits down within the sump itself and pulls water through intakes and then pumps it up out of the sump. Pedestal pumps are easier to service and less prone to repairs, while submersible pumps are more efficient and effective.

Because sump pumps run on electricity, they will shut off in the event of a power outage—which is a common occurrence during major storms that can send flooding down into a basement. To overcome this flaw, you can choose to have a battery backup sump pump installed, which will activate the battery should they lose power from the house. The standard battery backup sump pump can cycle 8,000 gallons of water before its batteries need recharging.

Sump pumps must have professional installation. The technicians who hook up sump pumps will determine the right type and size of pump to handle a home’s needs, and then excavate a sump that will gather the maximum amount of water to make the pump effective. The installers can also recommend whether a battery backup sump pump is something you should consider.

We can also take care if any repairs or maintenance your pump needs with our same day service.

For installation of a sump pump in Harleysville, PA, rely on the more than 30 years of experience at Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling.

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Halloween Treat – $100 Off a New Sump Pump With Battery Backup

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

What’s scarier than a cold and stormy Halloween night?

A cold and stormy Halloween night when the power cuts out and the water starts to rise in your basement!

Fortunately, we’ve got just the right solution – at a real treat of a price.

A storm passing through a neighborhood

A sump pump keeps your basement dry when a storm comes through your neighborhood!

If your basement regularly gets damp or flooded, eventually it’s going to start looking and smelling like one of those musty old basements in a cheap horror movie. Sump pumps are a great way to protect your home and maximize its usable area.

A battery backup system makes sure that your sump pump works when you need it most – during and after major storms. Battery backup doesn’t add much to the cost of a sump pump – and the peace of mind it gives you is priceless!

Get $100 off a new sump pump with battery backup!

P.S. Happy Halloween, everyone. Have fun and stay safe!

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