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Sump Pump Installation and Replacement in the Ellicott City and Columbia, Maryland Area

When it rains, water can leak into your home from backed up areaway drains, clogged down spouts or even cracks in the foundation of your walls. A sump pump can direct that water away from your home. Because sump pumps play such a vital role in your home’s stability, it’s important to choose a reliable local plumber to install a sump pump.  At Heil plumbing, we have experience installing sump pumps and battery backup systems to protect your home from water damage. Get in touch with us today if you need a sump pump installed in Howard County or surrounding areas!

Why Do You Need a Sump Pump?

A sump pump removes water by pumping it outside away from the house. Sump pumps run on electricity and are placed in a sump basin in the lowest part of the basement. When it rains, the water around your home is collected by the drain tile that is underground near the foundation wall of your home.  The drain tile pipe directs water to the sump pit, and the water is then pumped out of your house and into the yard or storm water drain. Essentially, sump pumps help you prevent damage from rain or floods.

It is important to make sure that your sump pump is functioning properly, particularly before snow storms and rain storms. Your basement is more likely to flood in the winter as snow melts and in the spring when rainfall is heavy.

Types of Sump Pump Systems

Submersible Sump Pumps VS Pedestal Pumps

At Heil Plumbing, we install submersible sump pumps instead of pedestal pumps. Submersible pumps utilize a technology, housing the motor and impeller in the sump pit or basin.  Submersible pumps can generally empty the sump basin faster, which is beneficial if the sump basin fills up quickly from heavy rainfall. Because they are placed in the sump basin, they are usually quieter, yet more difficult to access for maintenance.

Battery Backup Sump Pumps

If your pump operates often—or, if you experience power outages—it is a good idea to have a battery backup system in addition to your sump pump.  The battery backup is an additional pump that houses a deep cycle battery.  If your power goes out or if your primary pump fails, the backup pump will kick on to drain the pit using the power from the battery.

Need Sump Pump Installation or Replacement in Howard County, MD?

A sump pump is an integral part of a properly functioning home. Sump pumps can protect your property from flood and water damage. You want to be sure your sump pump is running smoothing in the event of an emergency.

Our Sump Pump Service Area

We provide pump services all around Howard County, including Odenton, Severn, Columbia, Clarksville, Fulton, Catonsville, Elkridge, Laurel, Jessup, Ellicott City, Savage, Highland, Halethorpe, Dayton, Woodstock, Scaggsville, and Arbutus, Maryland.

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We’re dedicated to offering the highest quality residential and commercial plumbing services for every customer. Our plumbers are available to respond to your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our residential and commercial plumbers in Columbia and Ellicott City cover every need, from simple fixture repairs to complex drain and sewer problems.

Service Areas

While we are based in Jessup, Maryland, our plumbing contractors also service Catonsville, Columbia, Ellicott City, Odenton, Clarksville, Elkridge, Fulton, Laurel, and Severn.