Sump Pump Installation & Repair

Since 2013, Marines Plumbing has been providing residents from Northern Virginia to Richmond with plumbing repair, installation and maintenance services at a reasonable cost. Let our team solve your plumbing issues!

The Marines Plumbing team can guarantee your plumbing issues – large or small – are resolved in a timely and cost-effective manner. Our staff understands the hassle and frustrations involved when your plumbing is on the fritz, and we are available to help.

Sump Pump Installation

Sump pump installation and repair is a common call received at Marines Plumbing. Whether you have a busted pump in need of a fix or are putting in a new unit, their highly trained team can get the job done correctly, quickly and affordably. When it comes to sump pumps, leaving it to the professionals to save you from the stress and potential problems from an incorrectly installed unit. Let Marines Plumbing take care of it and get your sump pump Semper Fixed!

Sump Pump Repair

As a veteran owned and operated business since day one, Marines Plumbing is proud to serve from Northern Virginia to Richmond. Whether a fellow veteran or a civilian is in need of service, our team will deploy to your home or business and quickly solve your problems or install your needed parts or equipment. Browse through the website for more information on all of Marines Plumbing services and contact us today to set up a consultation or for more information.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Sump Pumps

What is a sump pump and how does it work?

Sump pumps are installed in basements to keep them from flooding. They consist of a basin, or a pit or hole below the basement floor, that holds a pump. The pump senses when water levels are rising, then an impeller draws water out of the pit and sends it out of the basement through a discharge pipe that empties away from your home’s foundation.

Should I be worried if a house has a sump pump?

No, a sump pump shouldn’t cause you any worries—it should give you peace of mind! Although it does require some maintenance, it will protect your home and belongings from flood damage.

What triggers a sump pump?

Sump pumps are activated by a pressure sensor that tells the pump to turn on when water pressure is rising or a float activator arm, which turns on when the water level reaches a certain height.

How much does it cost to put in a sump pump?

The cost of installing a sump pump depends on whether you choose a pedestal or submersible sump pump, the brand and model you select, and whether there are any complicating factors that increase the time needed for installation.

Does every basement need a sump pump?

No, not every basement needs a sump pump. If your house is not likely to flood, it may not have or need a sump pump.

How long do sump pumps last?

Sump pumps last about 10 years on average. It’s important to keep up with maintenance and monitor your pump’s performance because you don’t want it to stop working when you need it most!

How do you know if your sump pump is going bad?

One of the most common signs that your sump pump needs repair is when it makes loud or strange noises like rattling, grinding, or motor sounds.

How do I know what size sump pump to buy?

Our qualified plumbers can help you choose the right size and model of sump pump for your needs.

Do sump pumps need maintenance?

Yes, sump pumps need annual maintenance, but some may require regular cleaning and upkeep. If you’re not sure about your sump pump’s needs, schedule an appointment with one of our plumbers and we can let you know what your specific model requires.

Do I need a second sump pump?

Yes, in some areas of Virginia, a second sump pump may be necessary. We can help determine whether it’s a good idea to install a second sump pump to keep your basement dry even during the heaviest rains.