We also offer sump pump backup pumps, as well as battery backups. Heavy rains and storms in central Pennsylvania are often accompanied by power outages. Backups keep your home safe when the power goes out.
What are the Different Types of Sump Pumps?
There are two primary types of sump pumps:
- Pedestal – Mounted above the sump pit, providing convenient access for service and regular testing.
- Submersible – Sits in a sump pit or well and out of sight.
In most homes, the sump pump is hardwired to the electrical system or plugged into a wall outlet. Because these power sources can fail in a storm, sump pumps are typically equipped with battery backup power. If your sump pump doesn’t have a backup, we can add that as part of your sump pump installation.
A sump pump is triggered by a float switch, which is set off when the water reaches a pre-set level. Once the water reaches this level, the sump pump turns on and starts to pump the water out into a nearby storm drain, outdoor area, or well.
Common sump pump repairs might include clogged parts, the basin overflowing with water, a stuck switch, or a pump that is running continuously.
As you consider an installation or upgrade of a sump pump in your home, the Graybill team can help you choose the best setup and the most effective pump for your basement.
Our sump pump-related services Include:
- Sump pump installation
- Sump pump maintenance
- Sump pump repairs
- Battery backup installation
- Battery backup replacements
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“Having your well pump die is NEVER fun. This is not the first time it’s happened in our 35 years here, so we knew what to expect. Our long-time plumber has joined the Graybill team. He fits in well. All the folks that showed up worked well together. What they needed was brought to them by other team members. What they didn’t know about our setup (which is a bit unusual) they found out. With the new pump, controller, and a new way to wire things, this setup may last another 15 years or more. THANKS FOR YOUR HARD WORK!!”
Choosing the Best Well Pump System for Your Home
A submersible well pump is in constant contact with water and also uses a lot of power to operate on a daily basis. These reasons make them more susceptible to ongoing wear and tear… making a breakdown more likely that would leave your home stranded without water. If the time comes for a well pump replacement, finding a new unit that addresses your particular home’s demands is essential.
A submersible well pump installation should always be handled by an expert plumber. Graybill Services Group has significant experience with several types of submersible well pumps and can help you decide the right plan of action for your submersible well pump installation. They will take the time to inspect the design of your well and your existing pump to determine the best style and unit that will serve your home’s needs with the water pressure that you prefer.
Additional Types of Well Pump Systems Available Through Graybill Service Group
Submersible Well Pumps
While an above-ground pumping system sucks water out of the ground, a submersible well pump is designed to push water to the surface. Like the sump pump found in many homes, a submersible well pump will not work unless it’s completely submerged. The size of the submersible well pump is based on the yield of the well and the needs of your particular household. Let the experience Graybill team assess your home’s particular plumbing system and give you an excellent roadmap for your submersible well pump installation.
The Advantage of Submersible Well Pumps
Longevity is typically the big appeal of submersible well pumps. Submersible pumps have fewer problems and can last up to 25 years before needing to be replaced. Above ground water pumps have a higher rate of mechanical problems and failures because of the dynamics of pulling water up from a well.
Poor water pressure in a home makes it challenging to cook, bathe, and keep your family happy. If you’re struggling with low or no water pressure in your home, a booster pump may be an excellent solution. Booster pumps can be used to boost water pressure regardless of whether your home uses water from a municipal authority or from a well.
What Types of Homes Will Typically Benefit from a Booster Pump?
- Houses at the end of the community water supply line.
- Homes high above the supply line or uphill from the pumping station.
- Tall multi-family residential properties.
Any home can experience poor water pressure, though, for there can be multiple contributing factors. The experienced Graybill team can assess all factors contributing to poor water pressure and advise the best and most cost-effective plan of action to help restore your home’s water pressure.
If your home draws from a shallow well (no deeper than 25 feet), a jet pump might be the right answer. Jet pumps are secured above the well or inside your home and use suction to move water. The force of water movement with a jet pump is similar to how a water nozzle works on a garden hose; restricting the jet aperture increases the pressure and moves the water more quickly.
Sump Pump Installation Services in Lancaster
At Graybill Service Group, we strive to provide our customers with responsive, professional, and high-quality service. Our twenty years of industry experience make us the smart choice for solving your well pump systems needs.
Call Graybill Service Group at 717-768-3276 for top-quality sump pump repair and sump pump installation for residents of Paradise, Strasburg, Gap, New Holland, Leola, Ronks, and Lancaster.