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Sump Pump Services in McLean, Virginia

Serving Arlington, Centreville & the Surrounding Areas in Northern Virginia

Have you ever walked into the basement after a bad rainstorm and found yourself standing in an inch of water? If so, you need to service your sump pump! For over 45 years, John Nugent & Sons has installed, replaced, and repaired sump pumps in the areas surrounding Northern Virginia, including Arlington, Great Falls, McLean, Vienna, and more! We can make sure your pump protects your home from flooding all year long.

If you need sump pump service in Northern Virginia, call John Nugent & Sons today at 703-291-1926 or contact us online!

Sump Pump Testing & Repair

Your sump pump is a submersible pump typically located in the basement of your home. Drain lines will direct water from large rainstorms or snowmelt to the pump, which will flush it out, so it doesn’t flood your basement.

Sump pumps are designed to last a long time, but like anything else, they should be periodically tested — you don’t want to wait until the storm of the century before you find out yours isn’t working! Fortunately, testing a sump pump is pretty simple.

How To Test Your Sump Pump

  • Find out where your pump is located (it should be in a pit in the lower level of your home).
  • Pour about 5 gallons of water into the pit. The pump should kick on in a matter of seconds and flush the water away.
  • While you’re doing this, look around the pump for things like leaves, balls, and other debris that could fall into the pit and clog the pump. Remove anything you find.
  • Check to see if your sump pump activates after you fill it with water. If it does, it should work just fine.
  • Recheck it every few months to make sure it’s working well.

If your sump pump fails to activate, call John Nugent & Sons right away!

For sump pump service in Northern Virginia, don’t wait — call John Nugent & Sons today at 703-291-1926 or contact us online!

Sump Pump Battery Backups

Sump pumps run on electricity, so if your home tends to lose power during big storms, a battery backup is crucial. John Nugent & Sons can install a battery backup on your pump so it will work properly even during the worst weather.

Contact us to learn more about sump pump battery backups!

Additional Plumbing Services for Your McLean Home

We don’t just handle sump pumps. Here are some of the other plumbing services we provide:

Why Call John Nugent & Sons for Plumbing Services?

John Nugent & Sons has been family-owned and -operated since 1975. We pride ourselves on providing high-quality service and personal touch that only a family company can offer. We believe that each and every customer deserves to be treated with the same respect and honesty as a member of our family. Our top-ranked customer service and superior quality of work can be attributed to this belief.

In 1975, we started small, but more and more people have joined the family over the years. While we’ve grown to meet the expanding needs of these customers, we’re always careful not to jeopardize the value and quality of service that have been our trademarks since the beginning. Our commitment to excellence is what got us this far, and we plan on honoring this commitment long into the future.

Each employee of John Nugent & Sons is empowered with this same commitment. It drives our search for more and better ways to serve our customers in the most effective way possible while offering the highest-quality products possible. We are also committed to educating our employees so that every technician that enters your home is the most qualified technician available. We evaluate our programs regularly to ensure that our employees remain current on changing technology, continually enhancing our services and improving our performance for your benefit.

For sump pump services throughout Northern Virginia, contact us online or call us at 703-291-1926!

John Nugent & Sons is licensed, bonded, and insured.

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Sump Pump FAQs

How long does a sump pump last?

Most modern sump pumps are designed to last between five and 15 years; however, maintenance frequency, installation quality, and usage may result in a shorter or longer system life span.

What is the capacity of a sump pump’s drainage tank?

The precise capacity of your sump pump’s drainage tank depends on the system you have in place. Typically, the tank ranges in size from 15 to 30 gallons.

Do I have to remove the water from a sump pump tank?

Yes — removing water from the sump pump tank will prevent flooding in your basement and ensure proper functionality for your system.

Are there different types of sump pumps available?

There are two main types of sump pumps available: submersible and pedestal sump pumps. A submersible sump pump is installed inside the sump pump and is fully submerged in water, while a pedestal sump pump is mounted above the pit with only the motor and impeller submerged.

How do I know if my sump pump is working?

One way to test if your sump pump is working properly is by pouring water into the sump pit and observing whether the system activates and pumps the water out. If it does, your system is in proper working order; if not, there could be a problem that needs professional repair.

How do I know if my home already has a sump pump?

Look in your basement or crawl space area to see if there is a pit with a pump inside of it to find out if your home is already equipped with a sump pump. The pit will usually be covered by a lid.

Do I need to clean my sump pump?

It’s recommended that you clean your sump pump regularly to prevent buildup and ensure proper functionality. Aim to clean your sump pump once every three to four months for best results.

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