Sump Pump System Repairs in Ottawa And Surrounding Areas
Just like any other piece of equipment, your sump pump needs regular maintenance to ensure it works properly the next time that big downpour hits. There is no general rule on how often a sump pump should be replaced or serviced, since it depends on how often the pump operates.
You can quick-test your pumps functionality yourself anytime by pouring a bucket of water into the sump pit. Your pump should turn on, remove the water from the pit and shut itself off in a matter of seconds. Ensure that the discharge line opening is free of obstructions so that water can be pumped through the line and out of your basement.
If you’re noticing your sump pump isn’t working smoothly, you need a replacement, or you simply want our team of experts to service it professionally for you, contact City Residential Foundation Repair today. We’ll be happy to help!
Is your house in need of a sump pump?
Sump pumps are a necessity where basement flooding happens regularly or where the water level is above the property’s foundation, but they are also a useful safeguard in ordinary homes.
Sump pumps mechanically direct water away from a house to a safe location where it cannot pose a threat to your home’s foundation. Typically, sump pumps work in combination with a sump pit or basin. This is a hole dug into the basement floor, which allows water to collect in it. The motorized pump then pumps the excess water out of the sump basin to avoid a wet basement.
If your basement is prone to leaks or flooding, a sump pump is recommended as the best safeguard. Even if you have never experienced basement flooding, it is recommended to minimize any potential risk due to weather conditions. At City Residential Foundation Repair, we offer sump pump repair services to get the sump pump working as it should, to protect your property and keep it dry
Sump Pump Failure
Sump pumps break down or stop working at max capacity for a variety of reasons:
- Improper installation
- Power failure
- Improperly sized pump
- Switch or float problems
- Poor maintenance
- Clogged or frozen discharge lines
- Product defect
If your sump pump is broken or fails to adequately pump water out of your basement, get in touch with us. Our repair technicians will inspect the pump and basin, identify the issue, and get it solved quickly. That may be as simple as fixing the float or unclogging the discharge lines, or the best solution may be to install a new sump pump. No matter the solution, we’ll get it taken care of promptly to keep your basement safe and dry.
If you've ever experienced a flood in your Ottawa, Kanata, Orleans, Bells Corners, Manotick, ON and Surrounding Areas basement, you already know how much damage it can cause. Even a small amount of water can result in extensive damage, including hazardous mold and mildew growth. If sump pump failure has caused a wet basement, we can also handle any repair needs.
Whether you've already suffered the misfortune of basement flooding or just want to make sure you never do, we can help. For more information about our sump pump repair services or to schedule an estimate, call us today!
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A JOB WELL DONE BY 'CITY FOUNDATION'
I would have no hesitation in recommending City Foundation. They fixed up my foundation last summer and although the old house produced a few surprises, the professionals at City Foundation got around the problems cheerfully and completed the work. From the start, Chuck kept me informed of all of my options. If I asked for something not already in the plan, he would try to accommodate me if at all possible Chuck and his colleague Don were friendly, and respectful. They showed up every day, put in a solid day's work and always left the property clean, neat and safe for us to move around. And, the price was fair with no surprises. Great guys, good job!
Excellent service, friendly
We had Chuck and his team repair a crack in our cold storage room - they were punctual, neat, and friendly. The job was completed very quickly with great results. Would definitely hire them again and recommend them to friends.
Chuck did a very good job. He promised to be finished by a certain date and he was good to his word. He kept me informed of his progress through pictures sent to my email account while I was at work. My backyard is nicely landscaped and there was no damage or debris left in my yard - just a new window well and no basement leaks.
Can't say enough about the workmanship of Chuck and his crew. They assessed the problem(leak in the foundation) quoted me a price, booked appointment, showed up on time and did a very professional job.The work site was cleaned up to the point it was hard to tell there had been any serious digging at the site. If I have similar problems with my foundation they will be the first people I will call!! I would not hesitate to recommend Chuck and his crew if you have foundation problems that need repair. Duncan Hardie
Professsional and Polite
My experience with City Residential was very positive. I had a crack on my foundation and knew we needed it fixed. They came in and addressed the situation and did the work cleanly and professionaly. Our property was kept nice and tidy during the repairs and they worked safely during the work. Its been a few years now since the work and no issues whatsoever. I will be using them again once we decided to fix a few areas around the garage that they pointed out would need fixing someday. Very happy and positive experience.
Foundation Crack (back) and Drainage (front)
The foundation crack at the back was difficult to get to and difficult to dig out. The work was done well and on time. the drainage trench at the front was also done very well and on time. I hope I don't need Chuck again but if I have foundation, drainage issues, he will be my 1st call. bc
This is a highly professional company with reliable, honest service. Chuck, the owner, came exactly when promised, took the time to listen to my concerns, explained the problem in an easy to understand language, described in great detail how it could be fixed, and what was - and what was not - necessary. Chuck and his team's attitude and service were at all times very honest, courteous and highly professional. Although I needed to be out of town, there were no surprises or additional costs, and everything was left tidy and clean. Chuck even followed up a couple of days later to check if everything was all right and done to my satisfaction. All in all, I was very impressed with the quality of work and the services received and would highly recommend the company.
City Residential Foundation Repair
Chuck Naish and his team from City Residential Foundation Repair were excellent to deal with in every aspect. Their level of integrity throughout the entire process was outstanding. They were honest, respectful and their ability to explain the process and the solution options were extremely helpful to us. The scope of the project was big, however Chuck walked us through every step of the way; assessment, testing, options and repairs which resulted in a very successful outcome. In addition, Chuck and his team were able to complete the necessary repairs with minimal impact to our newly completed landscaping which included a lot of hard scape, tiered armour stone, gardens and a pool. They kept the work site impeccable over the duration of the project. We have and will continue to highly recommend Chuck Naish for his very professional and skilled foundation repair work.
My experience with City Residential was great. Chuck was very friendly and very easy to deal with. I especially appreciated that he was able to come by and do the estimate in the evening when I was off work. They did the work exactly as they said they would, no surprises (which in my mind is the most you can ask for). I was really surprised by how clean they left everything in the evenings and when the job was complete. They will definitley be the first people I call if I ever need more foundation work.
Weeping Tile system replaced
We are very please with the work that was done. It was always a pleasure to speak with the owner and explain to him what was going on. Although we found the job to be pricey, it is impossible for us to determine if it was adequate or not at it's hard to compare to others. He ran into several problems at my house while doing the job and he took it upon himself to call the City at two different occasion so they could do some testing before he could go on. Safety was very important for them so they took all the necessary precaution so that no one could get hurt or fall into the hole that were done all around the house.