Staying true to our commitment to providing Winnipeg residents with affordable, comprehensive, and high-quality plumbing and heating services, family-owned Shorty’s Plumbing & Heating Inc. employs licensed contractors that have long extended their expertise to the installation, maintenance, and repair of sump pump systems throughout the City of Winnipeg – an integral system for preventing costly damage, as well as health hazards due to water and moisture buildup in homes.
As a matter of fact, sump pumps are so crucial to keeping your property safe that the City of Winnipeg and the Province of Manitoba have teamed up and introduced a subsidy program designed to help homeowners protect their basements from the material and physical consequences of water damage caused by floods and moisture.
What is a Sump Pump?
A sump pump, in simple terms, is a small pump system installed in the lowest part of your basement, and contained in a specially designed sump pit. Designed to push all water flowing into the pit away from the building, its sole focus is to keep the area under your home dry and to prevent it from flooding during turbulent weather.
Unfortunately for homeowners, it really doesn’t take much water to cause extensive and costly physical damage to your property, including mold growth which impacts more than your wallet. Mould comes with a number of health and breathing hazards – many of which can be fatal to pets and young children. Having a sump pump installed by licensed professionals prevents these completely avoidable risks and consequences.
How Does a Sump Pump Work?
As mentioned above, a sump pump is generally installed within a specialized sump pit – a 90cm X 45cm hole with a gravel base excavated at the lowest point of your basement.
As excess water flows into the pit, the pump switches on and pushes the liquid out of the pit through pipes that direct it to an area where water can drain naturally, away from your foundation. Additionally, these pumps are equipped with one-way check valves to prevent the water from flowing back into the pit through the pipes.
Generally speaking, most sump pumps switch on automatically with the help of either a pressure sensor or a float activator. Both mechanisms are designed to measure water buildup and activate the pump’s centrifugal system when levels reach a certain limit. The centrifugal force caused by the system’s fan-like impeller draws water into the system and then pushes it through the pipes, away from your home.
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For more information regarding the installation of sump pumps, or to schedule an evaluation and estimate, contact the licensed experts at Shorty’s Plumbing & Heating Inc. today!
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I just wanted to say that I called Shorty’s Plumbing & Heating Inc. to have my hot water tank installed. Your installer, Clint arrived on time, was professional, clean cut and I was impressed enough to take the time to send this email. The soldering and clean-up was immaculate and I have only the best to say about my experience. So many companies today fall short of my expectations, but not yours. Keep doing what you do best and I wanted to let you know that Clint is a great ambassador for your company.
We came home from our vacation and discovered a sewage smell in our house. We called Shorty’s and they had Jamie at our house within the hour. He discovered our sewage pump had seized. Since we had just moved into this house we didn’t understand how this system worked. Jamie took the time to explain how everything was put together. He fixed the pump before the sewage ended up in our basement – such a nice young man. Great service and we really liked the flat rate pricing!
We had Shorty’s install our furnace. We were expecting to come home from work and find a mess. I have to tell you how much we appreciated the care they took in cleaning up after themselves. It was like they weren’t even there except now we have heat. Thanks.
We were pleasantly surprised when your guy arrived. He was clean cut, professional and courteous. Adam has a lot of integrity and we were very impressed with him and his work. We will definitely use Shorty’s again and pass your name along to our friends.
It has been a pleasure to work with your company. Many businesses in this area are irresponsible and unreliable. Your services and prompt response are deeply appreciated. Your technicians are very easy to work with, and take pride in their work – a rarity today.
Thanks for the follow through! The individual who came was great! He re-routed the drain which resolved the problem. He also took the time to ensure I understood what he did and why it wasn’t working before. Please extend my thanks.
The guys were great – very professional. The install is very neat and they cleaned up so well. Appreciate it!
I’ve used Shorty’s for a commercial job and I was so impressed with the company I now use them for all my residential work.