01 Sep Denver Commercial Plumbers Answer Common Questions About Commercial Sump Pump Installation
Does your business or property need a sump pump? Is it something you’ve considered getting? Qualified Denver commercial plumbers can make it happen. However, a sump pump can be a somewhat obscure piece of hardware for those who have not dealt with one before, and we frequently get questions about them.
So, we wanted to quickly address some of the most common questions we hear.
The Top Six Commercial Sump Pump Questions Answered by Denver Commercial Plumbers
Why would I need a sump pump?
Sump pumps are designed to pump water out of a basement, if it lacks other means of removing water. According to FEMA, flooding is the #1 most common naturally-caused source of damage to businesses. Also, depending on your line of business, it might actually be legally required.
What does a sump pump need to operate?
Aside from the pumping unit itself, very little. The main change which is made to your basement is digging a hole called a sump sink or sump pit. This is designed specifically to collect all water in the basement near the sump pump for easy removal.
How deep does the sump pit go?
In most cases, not very deep. It’s usually only a few feet at most. It’s also filled in with gravel, to prevent it from being any sort of tripping or falling hazard.
Will the sump pit interfere with my other plumbing, such as sewer lines?
It’s unlikely. These are usually buried deeper than the depth of the sump pit. However, your Denver commercial plumbers would make sure to consult schematics first and ensure they weren’t digging into other piping!
How many sump pumps are needed?
This almost entirely depends on the size of your underground levels and the amount of flooding you expect to see. It’s fairly common for a business to have several pumps daisy-chained together, particularly in areas which see a lot of flooding in the spring. Each unit can be turned on/off separately, allowing a lot of options in how hard each pump is run. This also allows for regular maintenance without taking the entire pumping system offline.
Can Total Plumbing & Heating handle sump pump installation?
Absolutely! We even offer 24/7 service, so we can schedule the work in a way that doesn’t interfere with your business. Contact us today to make an appointment!