Call The Plumbing Source for emergency plumbing repairs

Greater Cleveland has been under a barrage of storms in the last few days. According to WKYC Channel 3 Meteorologist Betsy Kling, we’ve received well over an inch of rain in many areas. When that much rain comes down, it’s very common for homeowners to have their sump pumps fail. The pumps burn out trying to keep up with the water flow caused by the rain.

Needless to say, without a sump pump, your basement will flood, and that’s a costly problem to clean up. So if you haven’t heard your pump come on, call us immediately. We’ll replace your sump […]

By |March 30th, 2017|Plumbing Repairs, Plumbing tips, Sump pumps|0 Comments

A battery backup can save you heartache!

A properly operating sump pump calls no attention to itself. Even in this era of the Internet of Things, sump pumps do not usually have the ability to alert you to problems. They do not sound horns like smoke detectors, send messages to your smart phone via WiFi, or activate alarms like septic tanks. If, for example, the power goes out, sump pumps simply stop working, your basement floods, and your life gets miserable. The solution to sump pumps quietly failing are battery backups.

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By |January 30th, 2017|Plumbing Repairs, Plumbing tips, Sump pumps|0 Comments

3 things to know about sump pumps

With all the rain we’ve gotten over the past week or so, we’re getting more and more calls from customers who have problems with their sump pump. So today we’re going to give you some basic information about how these units operate and when they are likely to fail.

Some of the most unglamorous parts of a home or business can be the most important. Sump pumps will never attract admirers, or customers, but a failing sump pump can make your home nearly unlivable, and drive away customers from your business. Three basic, unglamorous things you need to know about sump […]

By |January 22nd, 2017|Plumbing Repairs, Plumbing tips, Sump pumps|0 Comments

Plumbing Emergency? Here’s the ONE phone number you need to know!

If we knew when we were going to have a plumbing emergency, it wouldn’t be an emergency. That’s the nature of emergencies: they happen when we least expect them to.

And so it was for me when I discovered that my four-year old sump pump had quick working. My wife was in the basement and decided to empty the dehumidifier. Normally this turns the sump pump on, but that didn’t happen this time. She looked into the pump well and saw the water was nearly up to the floor and ready to overflow.

Now we had already gone through a basement flood […]

By |October 30th, 2016|Plumbing Repairs, Plumbing tips, Sump pumps|0 Comments

Sump pump failure can cause catastrophic damage

This summer we’ve seen it all weather-wise, in Northeast Ohio. The drought we had in July was followed by August thunderstorms that caused flooding around rivers in the area. Many homeowners reported having water in their basements because storm sewers couldn’t keep up with the flow of water.

If you have a sump pump in your basement, then you know how hard it works clearing water away to keep your basement dry. But what if the pump fails? Or what if there’s a power failure and your pump has no battery backup? In no time at all your basement could become […]

By |September 14th, 2016|Plumbing Repairs, Sump pumps|0 Comments