We provide Sump Pump Replacement Services in the Buffalo, NY area, including Erie County
and Niagara County NY. Call 716-799-4400.
Having your basement flood generally happens when your sump pump wears
out and no longer functions properly. This is especially harmful to homeowners that have a finished basement.
At Mr. Sump Pump, we are dedicated to protecting you from basement flooding, even when you are not at home,
because it has the potential to cause serious damage to the structure of your home, and the property stored
in your basement.
Sump pumps connect to your storm sewer drain tile and pump water from your basement to
prevent your home from flooding. They are usually located in a corner of your basement in a hole called the
sump basin. Any ground water that flows along your foundation will make its way to this sump basin.
More than half of American homes have sump pumps installed to combat below-ground wetness. But
even more homes are likely to have had basement flooding issues at some point. It doesn't take a lot of water
to cause thousands of dollars of damage. Mold and mildew problems are also associated with basement wetness.
There are two types of sump pumps, pedestal and submersible. Both types of pumps are activated
automatically through a float sensor. The float sits on top of the water and when the water rises to a certain
point it turns on the pump.
Here at Mr. Sump Pump, we recommend that you have your sump pump replaced every seven years
to avoid costly damages from flooding.
See the Sump Pumps page for sump pump replacement information.
We Install WiFi Sump Pump Alarms in the Buffalo NY Area, including Erie County
and Niagara County NY. Call 716-799-4400.
Sump Pump Alarms are devices that alert a homeowner when a high water condition exists in their sump basin.
If the high water condition is not corrected the basement will flood, often causing thousands of dollars
in damages. The high water condition is usually caused by a defective sump pump or power failure.
Good sump pump alarms will alert the homeowner to a high water condition by rendering a loud audible
alarm. Better sump alarms will sound an alarm and send a text message to the homeowner to protect the home even if the homeowner is away. The best sump alarms will also alert the homeowner
when there has been a power failure.
Here at Mr. Sump Pump, we recommend that every home be equipped with a proper sump pump alarm to avoid costly
damages from flooding, and perhaps lower your insurance rates.
We also recommend that you install the "Sump Alarm 8266", a WiFi Sump Alarm. We are the
exclusive authorized dealer installer in the WNY area. The alarm is made by IoT Systems, Inc., an Internet of Things Development Company.
See the Sump Alarms page for more information.
Sump Pump Inspections
We offer a Sump Pump Inspection Services in WNY. Call 716-799-4400.
Your sump pump should be inspected periodically to assure it is in proper operating condition.
A proper inspection includes checking the GFCI circuit, the pump, and the check valve. The alarm, and battery
backup system should be checked as well if the system is so equipped.
Although older homes sometimes do not have a GFI circuit, new homes are required by
the electrical code to have the sump pump connected to a dedicated GFCI circuit. There is considerable
concern that a GFCI will trip during safe conditions and deactivate the sump pump when it is needed. The
circuit should be checked to confirm proper operation. Nuisance tripping is one of the primary reasons we
recommend a WiFi Sump Alarm.
All homes equipped with a sump pump should also have a check valve. The check valve prevents
pumped water in the discharge line from re-entering the sump basin when the pump turns off.
Without this valve, the pump will have to work much harder to remove water, causing the pump to
Here at Mr. Sump Pump, we recommend that your sump system be inspected once a year. We charge
$99.99 for inspections (plus tax). We refund the fee if you hire us to replace your pump or install a Sump
Alarm within 30 days of the inspection. The inspection price assumes that you live in Erie or Niagara