Plumbing Services

Sump Pump Repair

Sump pumps play a critical role in protecting your Arlington, Virginia home from water damage caused by flooding and excess moisture. To ensure your sump pump functions optimally, it's essential to schedule regular maintenance and repairs. B.L. James & Son Plumbing offers professional sump pump repair services to keep your basement dry and your home safe.

B.L. James & Son Plumbing: Sump Pump Repair in Arlington, Virginia

Signs Your Sump Pump Needs Expert Repair

Keep an eye out for these common signs that your sump pump may require expert repair. If you notice any of these signs, it's time to call B.L. James & Son Plumbing for professional sump pump repair.
• Strange noises coming from the pump
• Pump running continuously, even when there's no water
• Sump pump fails to turn on during heavy rainfall
• Water pooling in your basement or around the sump pit
• Noticeable mold or mildew in your basement

Benefits of Sump Pump Repair

Choosing B.L. James & Son Plumbing for sump pump repair offers several benefits:
• Expert diagnosis and repair of your sump pump issues
• Prolonged lifespan of your sump pump
• Prevention of costly water damage to your home
• Improved energy efficiency of your sump pump
• Peace of mind knowing your sump pump is functioning correctly

Repair Services by B.L. James & Son Plumbing

When repairing your sump pump, B.L. James & Son Plumbing will:
• Inspect the sump pump for signs of wear or damage
• Check and clean the sump pit
• Test the float switch and other electrical components
• Replace damaged or worn parts as needed
• Install a battery backup system to ensure continuous operation during power outages

Understanding How Sump Pumps Work

Sump pumps are designed to remove excess water from your basement by pumping it away from your home. They are typically installed in a sump pit at the lowest point of your basement. When water enters the pit, the float switch is triggered, activating the pump to remove the water.

Maintaining Your Sump Pump and Preventing Failure

Sump pumps typically last for 5-10 years, but their lifespan can vary depending on factors such as usage, maintenance, and quality. Common causes of sump pump failure include mechanical failure, electrical issues, and clogs in the discharge pipe. To prolong the life of your sump pump and prevent failure, follow these maintenance tips:
• Clean the sump pit regularly to remove debris
• Inspect the float switch and other electrical components
• Test your sump pump by pouring water into the pit
• Ensure the discharge pipe is clear and properly connected
•Install a battery backup system to provide power during outages

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The Importance of a Sump Pump

Sump pump repair is essential to protect your Arlington, VA home from water damage. B.L. James & Son Plumbing offers expert sump pump repair services, including battery backup installation, to ensure your pump operates efficiently and effectively. By maintaining your sump pump and addressing issues promptly, you can prevent costly damage and enjoy peace of mind.

Call B.L. James & Son

The B.L. James & Son team likes to move quick and reply to customer inquiries the same business day. Once we troubleshoot the issue, estimates are provided the same day or by the end of the next day. Our work begins the moment you call, and since we’re open 24 hours a day there’s no reason to wait. Call B.L. James & Son anytime, we’ll be there to help.

Do you offer financing?

Yes! B.L. James offers financing with six different plans customized to your needs. Contact us to inquire about your financing options.

How often should I have my heating and air conditioning system maintained?

Maintenance should be performed twice a year. Once before the extreme summer weather and once before the extreme winter weather. Regular maintenance will ensure that your unit will last as long as possible without needing repairs. And believe us it will save you money in the long run, by keeping up the efficiency and cleanliness of your unit. Additionally, some warranties require regular maintenance in order for the warranty terms to be met.

Do you provide free estimates on installations?

YES! We will give you a FREE in-home estimate for an HVAC system or Water Heater. Don’t pay hundreds of unnecessary dollars just for the inspection. Our technicians will work with you to find the best equipment for your home and family’s needs at a price that fits your budget.

What is the average life expectancy of my HVAC system?

An air conditioner can last up to 15 years. But this is ONLY with proper maintenance and servicing. A unit that is not properly cared for may only last 10 years before it starts needing frequent repairs.

Why is my water bill so high?

An unexpected increase in your water bill is a sign that you have a leak. Even if you don’t see the leak, you could have a hidden one.

Why is my electric bill so high in the winter?

Many customers will not notice when their heat pump system is not working. A high electrical bill can be caused by the supplemental heat kit operating to heat your home without heat pump heat. Ensure your system is working properly before the cold days of winter.

What are the benefits of tankless water heaters?

Although some people are perfectly fine with a traditional hot water heater, there are several benefits to using a tankless hot water heater. They never run out of water and can save you money.

Should I use chemicals to clear my drain?

When used too frequently, drain cleaning chemicals are bad for your pipes. They could cause the pipes to deteriorate. There is no replacement for a licensed plumber.

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