Sump Pumps


At Kingston Plumbing & Heating, Inc., we know that your home or business’s sump pumps are an integral part of daily quality of life and convenience. Sump pumps, typically located in your basement, remove and collect natural ground water and rainwater. This appliance saves your property from damaging moisture. In areas of Massachusetts where some basements flood regularly, sump pumps offer peace of mind and protection from storms. They pump water away from your home and into a dry well or city storm drain. A malfunctioning or broken sump pump can mean devastating property damage in the event of a flood.

What You Need to Know About Sump Pumps

If your home already has a sump pump, you may know how it works and what you need to do to ensure it operates correctly. If you’re considering installing a sump pump to remove dampness or protect your home from flooding, contact Kingston Plumbing & Heating, Inc. We’ll set up a consultation with one of our experts to give you all the facts about sump pumps in Massachusetts.

Sump pumps typically connect to a home’s electrical system, but some have backup batteries in case of a power outage. Sump pumps have a basin where water collects before the appliance pumps it elsewhere. If your sump pump doesn’t have battery backup and stops pumping, the basin can overflow.

In general, there are two kinds of sump pumps: pumps on pedestals and submersible pumps. The pump you have will determine where the motor is mounted. Pedestal pumps’ motors mount over the sump, making them easier to maintain. Pedestal pumps typically last nearly 30 years, while submersible pumps wear out sooner (within 15 years). However, submersible sump pumps seldom clog up – an important feature in a flood. Choosing your sump pump depends on your location, goals, and budget.

The Importance of Regular Sump Pump Maintenance

Sump pump maintenance and installation requires a special type of plumbing company – one with local knowledge about the water, rain, and flooding conditions. Kingston Plumbing & Heating, Inc. has been in Massachusetts since day one, and has undergone training about various types and models of sump pumps. We understand what the common residential or commercial building in Massachusetts needs from its sump pump, where you can legally pump the water, and how to install sump pumps properly for the greatest length of life.

Like many appliances, sump pumps require routine maintenance. Our experts suggest having a professional plumber look at your sump pump once per year. If you’re in an area with a higher water table, lots of water drainage, or poor weather conditions, consider examinations at least twice per year. During a sump pump’s activity, sand, dirt, and gravel can collect in the sump or the basin. This debris can jam your check valve, limit the pump’s ability to drain the sump, and cause the sump to overflow. Failing to remove this debris and clean your sump pump regularly can decrease its lifespan.

When you hire Kingston Plumbing & Heating, Inc. to maintain your sump pumps, we’ll examine your line to ensure there aren’t any harmful obstructions. Even a partially blocked discharge line can lead to overheating and pump failure. Like all mechanical devices, your sump pump will eventually fail. Routine maintenance can catch a failing sump pump before it’s too late – preventing a flooded basement. Detecting small problems and repairing them as needed lets you avoid a damaging flood situation.

Sump Pump Repair and Replacement

If our team of professionals believes your sump pump needs a repair, we’ll give you a free up-front price estimate. We never begin work without your approval. We’ll walk you through the repairs you need and keep you informed about your sump pump system the entire time. We keep our company fleet vehicles fully stocked at all times with the top sump pump brands. That way, we don’t have to leave your property and reschedule a time to come back. We can complete most repairs in same day.

If you approve the repair, we’ll start work immediately. Our plumbers are incredibly professional and trained to handle all types of sump pumps. At Kingston Plumbing & Heating, Inc., we’ve handled multiple types, brands, and models of sump pumps and can handle any problem your equipment might have. We offer these services for residential and commercial sump pumps:


  • Sump pump cleaning, including removal of dirt and debris
  • Check valve cleaning
  • Discharge line opening check and cleaning
  • Obstruction removal
  • Float switch clearing and cleaning
  • Mechanical float switch testing
  • Manually run pedestal pumps to prevent corrosion
  • Checking electrical components
  • Sump pump replacement
  • New sump pump installation

No matter what kind of issues your sump pump exhibits, the crew at Kingston Plumbing & Heating, Inc. can make expert repairs and replacements. Use our $25 off any repair coupon to save on sump pump repairs!

Your Massachusetts Sump Pump Experts

The integrity of your sump pump relies on the plumbing company you hire for routine maintenance, repairs, and replacements. Don’t trust the fate of your home to just anyone. Kingston Plumbing & Heating, Inc. has been in business in Massachusetts for several years and has extensive experience handling sump pumps throughout New England. Call (978) 304-1933 or fill out our online contact form for requests related to your sump pumps.

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