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Sump Pump Repair When You Need It Most

If you have a basement, you likely have a sump pump. But if you’ve just purchased the home or haven’t really given too much thought to it, you might not know what it does or why it is so important. That’s why our team at Independence Electrical & Plumbing is here to help out.

What is a Sump Pump?

The simple answer is that a sump pump is a special device that moves water out of the basement of your home in the event of a flood. It then takes it down a series of pipes to either a sewer connection, neighborhood drain, backyard pond, or some other location point where the water won’t return back to your home. Sump pumps are important because they keep the water from storms and other draining events from backing up into your home and causing thousands of dollars in damage.

Common Sump Pump Repair Issues

Most sump pump repair issues are easily detected by just listening to the unit as it is running. Loud noises and other unusual sounds coming from the sump pump pit can indicate that there’s a mechanical malfunction happening. Additionally, lack of drainage is symptomatic of a unit that isn’t working correctly or can’t keep up with the water flowing into your basement.

Furthermore, a sump pump that constantly runs is also indicative of a pretty serious issue. In some cases, this can be a float switch or even an electric problem. As a company that is dually trained in both electrical and plumbing repair, we can assist in both diagnosing and repairing the issue.

Sump Pump Installation

If you’re building a new home or replacing an old unit, you might be tempted to try to install a sump pump yourself. This is not a good idea, as the process can often be a lot more complicated that many DIYers are ready for. In fact, if there was ever a time to hire a professional plumber, this would really be it.

Over the last forty years, we’ve performed water pump installations in hundreds of homes across Northeastern Ohio. Let our expertise ensure your unit is installed correctly and gets the job done for many years to come.


There are numerous reasons why a sump pump might fail. However, poor initial installation and overuse from continuous cycling are usually the two main culprits. In some cases, the unit can just be old and in need of replacement, which is incredibly common.

There can also be a problem with electrical wiring and switches, which usually requires parts repairs and not the replacement of the entire unit. Our dedicated team at Independence Electrical & Plumbing can take a look at your existing unit and determine what the issue is and the best way to fix it.


At Independence Electrical & Plumbing, we’re proud to offer quality plumbing and electrical service throughout the Independence areas. We are locally owned and operated with over forty years of experience.

If you have questions about your sump pump, feel you need a possible repair, or would like an estimate on installation, please get in touch with us. We would be more than happy to hear from you and to schedule a no-obligation appointment at your home. Call Us Today at  (216) 284-8253

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