Sump Pump Replacement & Installation

Sump Pump Installation & Replacement in Charleston, SC

Finding standing water in your crawlspace is a startling discovery for any homeowner. While you can’t prevent water from getting into these low areas, you can pump the water out of your home with a sump pump. These can be the best defense in preventing severe water damage to your home. When deciding whom to install or replace this machine, you need to know you’re in the best hands when you trust Smoak’s Comfort Control.

With over 50 years of quality, friendly, and professional services, Smoak’s Comfort Control provides the expertise and care to assist you with all your sump pump installation and replacement needs. We have a longstanding history of quality service, customer experiences, repairs, and sump pump installations and replacements in Charleston, SC. Our highly trained plumbers are ready to assist you today.

Experts in Sump Pump Installation

As a local, family-owned, and operated HVAC and plumbing company, our plumbers live, learn, work, and play in the same places you do. With an average tenure of 20 years, our plumbing professionals are experts in sump pumps and have built a reputation in the area.

We share the commitment and dedication to providing high-quality service to our customers. But don’t take our word for it. Please read what our customers have said about our people, products, and services.

Whether you’re looking for sump pump installation in Summerville, Mt. Pleasant, Charleston, or the surrounding communities, Smoak’s Comfort Control provides convenient scheduling and comprehensive service to make sump pump installation and replacement as smooth as possible. We install and replace many sump pumps, including submersible and pedestal pumps.

Sump pump installation costs vary based on the type of unit you install, the location, and the complexity of the installation. We can provide you with a flat rate and detailed quote with the available options.

Sump Pump 101: What Does a Sump Pump Do?

The primary function of a sump pump is to take excess water in the low-lying areas of your home and push it out to a drainage area away from your home. Sump pumps are found in the basement or crawlspace of homes and installed in a sump pit, a reservoir installed at the lowest point of your home that collects excess water. When enough water is collected, a float switch activates the pump to push that water out via pipes.

Why Do I Need a Sump Pump?

You may need a sump pump if:

  • Your home has a basement or any other areas that are below ground.
  • Your basement or crawlspace has flooded in the past. This is a good indicator that it could happen again in the future.
  • Your home is built in an area or on a lot prone to flooding.
  • Even if none of the above are true, if you have a finished basement, you may want to install a sump pump to drastically lower the possibility of significant water damage.

Sump Pump Installation: Why Should I Put a Sump Pump in My Home?

When your home has a sump pump that works during heavy rains, and excess water rushes toward your home, it offers peace of mind.

Some of the benefits of installing a sump pump include the following:

  • Keeping the basement and crawl space from flooding: A sump pump’s number one and most apparent benefit is keeping water from collecting in your home. This can lead to expensive water damage and repairs that outweigh the cost of the sump pump itself.
  • Preventing Water Seepage: Without anywhere else to go, excess water may turn to your foundation. This water seepage can eventually cause serious structural issues.
  • Deter Growth of Mildew, Mold, and Fungus: A properly functioning sump pump keeps walls, floors, and ceilings dry, eliminating the moist areas that mildew, mold, and fungus favor.
  • Improving Air Quality: A sump pump lowers humidity levels in your home. This deters the growth of mold, bacteria, and other air pollutants.

Sump Pump Replacement: When is the Time to Replace My Sump Pump?

The lifespan of a sump pump is typically between seven and ten years but depends on various factors. Any appliance will work better with proper care, maintenance, and cleaning, but a sump pump is also affected by how clean and how acidic the water enters the pump, how often it runs, and how much water it must pump out. A sump pump in an area with high levels of rain will likely need replacement sooner than one that is rarely used. If you are a new homeowner and need to know how old your sump pump is, we can inspect and clean your current pump to find out.

Fortunately, your sump pump typically gives you apparent signs when it’s reaching the end of its life and a replacement is needed. A few signs that indicate it may be time to replace your sump pump are:

  • Continuously Running: If your sump pump runs for several minutes at a time, it may indicate that it has lost the power to handle the volume of water coming through the pump.
  • Not Running When It Should: Alternatively, a sump pump may stop functioning when heavy rains and water come through your area due to motor failure or an electrical issue. Pooling water may indicate checking your sump pump.
  • Rust on the Sump Pump: As it is continuously exposed to water, bacteria, and rust can develop. If a large amount accumulates, this can lead to more significant plumbing issues and the need for a replacement.
  • Unusual Noises: A sump pump should never make more noise than a low hum. If the sump pump sounds stuck, vibrates excessively, or makes loud noises, it’s likely a more significant issue.

Superior Sump Pump Services in Charleston, SC

If you’re looking for a sump pump installation in Charleston, SC, and the surrounding areas, Smoak’s Comfort Control can provide the knowledge, expertise, and peace of mind for you and your home. As a Charleston’s Choice Award Winner with an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau, you can rest assured that your home is in the best hands.

Ready to install or replace your sump pump? Contact us at (843) 556-9550 or complete our easy service request form to schedule sump pump services. We can advise you on the next steps, answer any questions regarding sump pumps, and provide you with the personal care you deserve.