Submersible Water Pumps : Brand Recommendations :   Zoeller, Goulds, & Liberty

Various sump pumps



Sump & Sewage Pumps: What you need to know.

  • Let us install you a pump with a cast iron core , not one of made of plastic, cast iron lengthens the life of the pump.
  • A secondary pump installed is a great idea, if the primary pump fails or is overloaded, the battery back up takes over and saves the day.
  • For extra insurance the battery back up can last for two days depending upon demand.
  • Another secondary pump is the Water Powered Emergency Backup SystemPumpSystem , must have 80 PSI house pressure to function by manufacture specifications.
  • Water back up for sump pump no electricity required.
man installing sewage

Sump Pump Repairs & Replacements

Here Are Some Of The Most Common Things To Know:

Check The Float:

  • Make sure the float is not hung up or stuck.
  • The float is a vital part of a sump pump, the float rises with water rising in the sump pit.
  • Switch is activated and pump comes on and starts pumping dropping water level down and pump cuts off.

To check the float run water into the sump pit, when the float rises with the water and the pump

activates and then shuts off. You’re good. Repeat this every three months.

Check Electric

  • Make sure pump is plugged in, check all your electrical connections and your circuit beaker, if it’s on a GFI check the little breaker in the receptor.

Check Valve Inspection

  • Supply water to the pump let pump shoot off and water should stop at the check valve.
  • You should be able to shake it slightly and real and here there water in the pipe.

There’s also the chance of pipe freeze on the discharge line if the conditions are right.
Old age and if it’s not broke don’t fix it is not a good idea when it comes to sump pumps and keeping yours house free of water damage.


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"Bernie was fantastic. He showed up right on time and solved my problem immediately. He even went on to do some things not directly related to the reason I called him in order to prevent problems later. And he was much more inexpensive than other quotes I received. I highly recommend him.

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Bernie showed within the time frame that he stated. He was able to isolate the problem within 30 minutes after arriving. Luckily the problem turned out not to be as bad as I was suspecting. I would definitely give him a call in the future if I would incur any other problems.

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Cogar plumbing was prompt in communication, appointment and completion of the job. His price was almost half of what my "local" plumbers were bidding! His attention to keeping the mess at bay during and after was admirable and I recommend him to other restaurant professional with grease trap issues! Thanks Bernie!

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They were timely in fixing my plumbing issue. I thought they were going to look at it, give me an estimate and set up another appointment. NO, it was fixed on the first visit. Thank you for your quick response.

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I needed an inspection asap, he came the next day. Price was good and sent me the report the very next morning.

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Bernard responded to my Thumbtack request immediately and was able to come two days later. He arrived on-time and he and his crew were respectful and courteous. Completed job in about 1 1/2 hours. I will call Cogar Plumbing for future plumbing needs.

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This is the third time we have used Cogar Plumbing and each experience has been a 5 star visit. Today, Bernie Cogar replaced 4 exterior faucets that required cutting interior walls. He is skilled, knowledgeable and through...and he does his homework before he starts the job and cleans up afterwards. It can sometimes be hard to find a master technician who can take on the mast difficult jobs but Cogar Plumbing can be trusted to do the job right at a fair price. 5 STAR!!!!

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Great company! Bernie Cogar has provided plumbing services at two farm properties for ten years and has always done an excellent job. He responds quickly and is very pleasant to work with. He is able to tackle any project. I give Cogar Plumbing a 5 Star Rating. Anne Gordon


He was able to repair what I thought needed replaced and saved me about $800. I called in the evening at he was at my house at 10 am the next morning. Highly recommend.


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