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Sump Pumps

Sump pumps keep excess water from basements or crawl spaces to prevent flooding and water damage.

Sewage Pumps

Sewage pumps are used to help transport solid and liquid waste from homes and commercial buildings to the sewage treatment plants.

Booster Pumps

Booster pumps are devices that increase water pressure and flow rate in plumbing systems.

Pumps Q&A

My basement/crawlspace keeps filling up with water, what should I do?

A wet basement or crawlspace can lead to various issues, including mold growth, structural damage, and poor indoor air quality. Here's what you can do:

  1. Inspect for the source of water: Check for leaks in plumbing, foundation cracks, or issues with gutters and downspouts that might be causing water infiltration.
  2. Remove standing water: Use a wet vacuum or sump pump to remove the water, and thoroughly dry the area using fans or dehumidifiers.
  3. Address drainage issues: Ensure your gutters and downspouts are clear and directing water away from your home. Also, make sure the grading around your property slopes away from the foundation.
  4. Install a sump pump: If you don't already have one, consider installing a sump pump to remove excess water and prevent future flooding.
  5. Waterproof your basement or crawlspace: Seal any foundation cracks, apply waterproof coatings, and consider installing a vapor barrier to protect against moisture.

If you're unsure about how to proceed or the issue persists, contact Tennessee Standard Plumbing for professional assistance. Our experienced technicians can assess the situation, identify the underlying problem, and recommend the most effective solutions to keep your basement or crawlspace dry.

Are pumps reliable?

Pumps, including sump pumps, E1 pumps, and other plumbing pumps, can be reliable when properly selected, installed, and maintained. The reliability of a pump depends on its quality, compatibility with your specific needs, and operating conditions. Choosing a reputable brand, following the manufacturer's guidelines, and conducting regular inspections and maintenance can increase your pump's reliability and service life. If you need assistance with any aspect of your pump system, Tennessee Standard Plumbing can provide expert guidance and support for efficient and reliable operation.

How can I install a bathroom in my basement of the drain lines are above?

Installing a bathroom in a basement with above-ground drain lines can be accomplished using an upflush or macerating toilet system. These systems pump waste and wastewater upward, allowing connection to your home's main drainage system. An upflush or macerating toilet system typically consists of a macerator pump, which grinds and liquefies the waste, and a small-diameter discharge pipe to transport the waste to the main drain lines. The system can also accommodate other bathroom fixtures, such as sinks and showers, by connecting them to the macerator pump.

To ensure a successful installation and compliance with local codes, it's best to consult with a professional plumbing company like Tennessee Standard Plumbing. Our experienced technicians can help you design and install a basement bathroom that meets your requirements and operates efficiently.

My water pressure is low - what can I do?

Low water pressure can be caused by various factors, and in some cases, installing or adjusting a plumbing pump can help resolve the issue. First, identify the cause of the low pressure by checking for leaks, closed valves, or clogged pipes and fixtures. If the problem is widespread throughout your home, you might consider installing a pressure booster pump. This pump increases the pressure of water entering your home from the main water supply, providing a more consistent and satisfactory water pressure.

When dealing with low water pressure, it's essential to consult with a professional plumbing company like Tennessee Standard Plumbing. Our experienced technicians can assess your specific situation, determine the cause of the low pressure, and recommend the most effective solutions, which may include the installation or adjustment of a plumbing pump. By addressing the root cause, we can help you enjoy improved water pressure in your home.

Is it a big process to install a booster pump?

Installing a booster pump involves a series of steps, but the complexity of the process depends on your home's plumbing configuration and the specific booster pump model. Generally, the installation process includes:

  1. Selecting an appropriate location, typically near the main water supply line where it enters your home.
  2. Shutting off the main water supply and draining the pipes.
  3. Installing the booster pump and pressure tank according to the manufacturer's guidelines.
  4. Connecting the pump to your home's electrical system, often requiring a dedicated circuit.
  5. Adjusting the pressure settings to achieve the desired water pressure.

While the process may seem straightforward, it's crucial to consult with a professional plumbing company like Tennessee Standard Plumbing for proper installation. Our experienced technicians can ensure that the booster pump is installed correctly, safely, and in compliance with local codes. This ensures optimal performance and helps to prevent potential issues in the future.

Is it ever worth it to “repair” a pump?

Whether it's worth repairing a pump depends on factors like the pump's age, the extent of the damage, and the cost of repairs compared to the cost of a replacement. In some cases, repairing a pump can be a cost-effective solution, especially if the issue is minor and the pump is relatively new or well-maintained.However, if a pump is nearing the end of its expected service life or has recurring issues, replacing the pump might be a better investment in the long run. New pumps often come with improved energy efficiency and performance, which can save on utility bills and provide better overall reliability.

When deciding between repair and replacement, it's essential to consult with a professional plumbing company like Tennessee Standard Plumbing. Our experienced technicians can assess your pump's condition, provide an accurate diagnosis, and recommend the most cost-effective solution, whether that's repairing your existing pump or installing a new one.

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