12 May Rhino Rooter Fixes Sump Pumps
Palm City Florida.
Flooded loading dock due to failed sump pump.
Rhino Rooter was called out to a building with a flooded loading dock. When onsite there was over 6000 gallons flooding the parking lot. The water was up to 3 feet deep in some areas. The cause of all the was from a heavy storm that had moved in over night. A sump pump is located in one of the storm basin. The sump pump is to transfer water from the parking lot storm system to a retention pond located on the property. All excess water had to be removed in order to gain access to the pump. Rhino Rooter set up a transfer pump and hoses to remove all water from the storm system and transfer it to the pond. The removal of the water took over 5 hours. Finally the plumbers could work safely. Access was gained to the sump pump and it was found that the float switch was not working properly. The pump was removed for inspection. Minor debris where cleaned from the bottom of the pump. when every thing was reconnected for testing it was found that the sump still was not working.
The pump was removed again and the check valve for the pump was found to be stuck and not opening. The check valve was removed and cleaned. The system was re-installed and tested. All components where working properly at this point. At Rhino Rooter we are not just drain cleaners we can handle all your plumbing needs. Anything from a small leaking faucet to replacing you water heater we are here for you. We specialize in both residential and commercial service plumbing so no job is ever to big or too small. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment to have a Rhino Rooter plumber resolve your plumbing issues call us at (954) 651-3229 in Broward County or (561) 717-8523 in Palm Beach County.