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Sump Pump Installations & Lift Stations

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Sump Pump Installations

Sump pumps often need to be installed as a result of water problems in a basement or other area where water is accumulating. A sump pump installation in Bakersfield can protect your home or building from water damage and ensure that your entire structure is habitable.

Problems with flooding can easily be corrected with a sump pump, and installations are easier than ever. Although a sump pump won’t solve every problem related to basement flooding, it can go a long way in helping reducing the issue along with other methods like proper water drainage, and the best benefit is that the price of most sump pumps is affordable.

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  • Basement water problems are usually the result of drainage issues
    The reason why sump pumps are not going to work for every flooding problem is the fact that many of them have to do with improper drainage. Exterior drainage issues often result from problems with gutters such as clogging, meaning a drain cleaning is required, or an improper setup with the gutters or downspout extensions. The drainage system of a home or building should be thoroughly examined before a sump pump is installed, and the chances are that there are one or more areas of the drainage that can be improved.
  • In spite of a good drainage system, flooding may still occur
    Many homes have a good drainage system, but in spite of this you may still get flooding. If that is the case, you should consider installing a sump pump. Newer homes often have a sump pit set up, but some older homes may not have it. If a home doesn’t have a sump pit already set up, it is often a major job which involves removing concrete and soil from the basement, and adding drain tiles, gravel and a pit and replacing the concrete. It’s a major job but it can be worth it, especially if it saves your basement from flooding and allows you to utilize it for living.
  • An isolated sump pit might work
    An isolated sump pit doesn’t cost nearly as much and it might work for your basement flooding problem if only one area of the basement is being flooded. This type of system can be installed with much less work for a few hundred dollars, and it is also easy enough that homeowners may be able to do it on their own.

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What are Lift Stations?

Lift stations, also known as sewage pump stations, pump sewage or wastewater from low to higher elevation. They contain pump, electrical equipment and valves that are part of the machinery. A lift station installation in Bakersfield may be needed when a lift station has to be installed as an alternative to other pumping solutions or to overcome inadequate head.

In some cases sewage may need to be transported by first elevating it and then allowing it to flow down a drain through gravity. There are several uses for lift stations and they can often provide an economical option compared to other types of pumps.

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  • Lift stations often cost less than dry well stations
    Lift stations often cost less than dry well stations and can be operated without having to maintain them often. This can be a convenient option when dry well stations cannot be used. They do not need to have large above ground structures in many cases if they are submersible, and they also offer the benefit of blending into the setting that they are installed in. This can be advantageous when an area has a particular landscape that needs to be maintained, such as the landscape of a commercial building.
  • Wet wells must be properly designed for a lift station
    A correctly designed wet well is necessary for the functioning of a lift station. The wet well offers automatic operation of the lift station and uses simple controls. Wet wells are usually designed to be as small as possible, and using the wet well for other purposes such as storing the sewage is not advisable. The wet well should also be large enough so that the lift station does not start and stop excessively which can cause wear and tear.
  • Most steel lift stations can last up to 20 years
    Steel lift stations can usually last up to 20 years with proper maintenance and are designed to be durable and to be able to withstand heavy usage. In many cases this length of time is adequate for a lift station installation in Bakersfield because the anticipated flow rates are usually designed for no more than 10 years. Steel lift stations are protected from rusting with anodes and when they are properly constructed and installed they are durable and will function in most circumstances.

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For more information about lift station installations in Bakersfield, California or to ask any questions about them, contact The Plumbing Doc today.

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