We know sump pumps!
We advise, sell, repair, maintain and install sump pumps. We’ll design you a system for your needs: Primary electrical system, Primary alternating tandem system, Primary 2-stage tandem system, Emergency battery backup system, Emergency venturi backup system, Emergency gravity backup system, Combined pump and gravity system, Inverter backups, Generator backups,…We know sump pumps!
Every city has their own set of code regulations: And YES, we know them too!
What is the function of a sump pump?
The sump pump is used to drain water collected from the French drain and / or the groundwater. Water is collected in a basin (synonyms: sump, retention pit, catchbasin) and then transported by the sump pump either into the municipal system (sanitary sewer or storm sewer) or into a dry well or lawn.
Severe storms are often accompanied by power outages. A battery-powered emergency sump pump can be a wise investment. This type of pump is usually designed so that it can be placed next to the main pump. There are also emergency sump pumps that are fed by municipal water that flows through the pump turbine (venturi pump).
Since in some situations a portion of the basement floor needs to be opened up and pump discharge is to be routed in the existing plumbing system, it is recommended that you hire a plumbing contractor who is competent in underground plumbing to install your sump pump.
Synonyms: basin pump, submersible pump, French drain pump.
What type of sump pump system do you need?
There are 4 basic types of systems or assemblies. Of course we install all types of assemblies and we will help you to choose the one that is suitable for your building. Here they are :
The advantages of entrusting the installation of your sump pump to CHRONOS:
- Our service is complete: protection of the floors where the workers move, concrete breaking, installation and adjustment of the pump, concrete repair, waste management and cleanup.
Up to code
- Our installations are carried out in accordance with the National Building Code (NBC) and the specific municipal regulations.
- We guarantee our work in writing. Our guarantee is transferable when the property is sold.
- We are a member of the Corporation des Maitres Mécaniciens en tuyauterie du Québec (CMMTQ) and the Régie du Bâtiment du Québec (RBQ). Our liability insurance is $ 1,000,000.
After sales service
- We teach you the basics of operation and maintenance of your new pump. We do a follow-up one week after the work is done to make sure everything is working normally and to answer your questions.
Inspection and maintenance of your sump pump
Basin or sump
Clean it every year at the end of winter, after freezing. Foundation drains can carry small amounts of soil, sand and debris to the sump.
- A small amount of water in the sump may cause a musty smell if it stays too long. If this is the case, just add fresh water until the pump has drained away the stagnant water.
- Check and test the pump every spring before the start of the rainy season, and before leaving home for a long time. Pour water into the sump to operate the pump.
- Remove the pump and clean it thoroughly at least once a year. Disconnect the pump before handling or cleaning.
- Take a look in the sump from time to time to make sure it is free from debris. Most pumps have a grid that covers the water intake. It should be cleaned periodically.
Sump pump drain pipe
- Check the location of the drain pipe where it passes through the foundation wall of the house. If the hose empties close to the basement wall, the water will seep into the soil to the foundation drains and back into the sump. Be sure that water is projected at least 6 feet from the foundation.
- Check the drainage flow to make sure there is no obstruction in the pipe.
- If the pump runs regularly in winter, check that the ice forming does not create dangerous conditions on the lawn and sidewalk.