If you live in a part of Northeastern Pennsylvania that receives high levels of precipitation and/or your home is built on a flat or low-lying plot of land, there’s a very good chance that you use a sump pump to keep your basement from flooding.

Sump pumps are designed to remove excess water buildup in and around your home that may be caused by poor drainage. In the process, sump pumps don’t just prevent expensive water damage. They also help to improve indoor air quality, decrease mold and mildew, and discourage termites and other insects from invading.

What happens when your sump pump is old or malfunctioning? What do you do if it is damaged or poorly maintained?

Well, you might just need a replacement. In that case, your best bet is to turn to Avalanche Systems. As the premier provider of sump pump replacement in Lake Ariel and NEPA, Avalanche Systems is your one-stop shop for professional plumbing services.

Let us put our expertise to work for you. Contact us today at 570) 795-7088 to schedule service!

3 Telltale Signs You Need a New Sump Pump

On average, a sump pump should last you about 10 years before needing to be replaced. Below are some warning signs for homeowners to watch for.

If you notice any of the following issues, reach out to Avalanche Services as soon as possible to schedule your sump pump replacement in Lake Ariel.

Is Your Sump Pump Running Nonstop?

Sump pumps are designed to start automatically when the local moisture level reaches a certain point. The pump should then stop when the moisture level is reduced. If your pump continues running for an unusually long period of time, it could simply be an issue with the switch. Or, it could be that the pump you have is underpowered for the amount of water that needs pumping.

Is Your Sump Pump Making Strange Noises?

Most sump pumps are relatively quiet. A low humming sound is normal. If your sump pump has started making strange noises, however, that’s usually a sign that one or more components are failing. Likewise, keep an eye out for excessive vibrating. An Avalanche Services technician can help determine if your sump pump can be repaired or need to be completely replaced.

Does Your Pump Turn On and Off Repeatedly?

Sump pumps turn on when needed, and then turn off when their work is done. During times of heavy precipitation, this can happen several times. However, if your pump turns on and off repeatedly in short order and for an extended period, it could be a problem with the switch or with the size of your basin. Either way, your best bet is to call a professional.

Need Sump Pump Replacement in Lake Ariel and NEPA? Call Us

The last thing you want in the event of a flooded basement is a non-functioning sump pump. If you have been noticing issues with your current pump, don’t wait until it’s too late. Contact Avalanche Systems to schedule a sump pump replacement in Lake Ariel or surrounding areas.

Don’t have a sump pump yet? That’s okay. We do sump pump installations as well! Whatever your need, you can trust that Avalanche Systems’ skilled technicians have the equipment and know-how to get it done right.

From sump pumps to septic tanks and everything in between, Avalanche Systems is the place to go for all your plumbing needs. Call us today at (570) 795-7088!