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Heavy rainfall brings flooded basements and blocked drainage pipes. Partnering with the most well-known and respected equipment manufacturers and vendors has been a longstanding practice here at Elek Plumbing. To provide our customers with the best quality and performance, we have to start with the right parts, which is why we offer Liberty sump pumps in our all-star product lineup. Spring is a pivotal time of year for sump pumps, as winter’s chill begins to thaw and April showers kick into gear.

Sump pumps protect basements from excess rainwater and groundwater, and are a smart investment, as homes are at an increased risk for basement flooding and water damage. Liberty offers a wide variety of sump pump options to provide each unique home with the perfect solution. When selecting a primary sump pump, there are two basic options – above-ground and below-ground. Below-ground or submersible pumps lie in the sump basin, below water level for quiet and out-of-sight performance.

Liberty produces several different types of submersible/effluent pumps spanning from light residential to commercial grade. Liberty offers best-in-class features that make them an easy choice, with horsepower levels ranging from a mild 1/4 to the standard 1/3 or the powerful 3/4, advanced one-piece cast iron housing, peripheral port suction, and quick-disconnect power cords found across the lineup.

Backup sump pumps are a must-have in the event of primary pump failure or a power outage. The need for sump pumps often aligns with storms, which can knock out power, so backup pumps are critical for flood protection. Otherwise, your pump could be disabled when you need it most. Liberty has a full lineup of backup sump pumps, including water- and battery-operated models.

Water-powered backup pumps use the municipal water system for energy, while others rely on direct battery power. From the PC-combo series to the SumpJet unit, complete with an alarm, Liberty has a solution for every home. Aside from peak performance, efficiency, and technology, Liberty is a trusted Elek brand because they stand behind all their products with full five-year replacement warranties.

For more information about how a sump pump or backup pump can help protect your home, call 610-432-7001.

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Water heaters last between 8 – 12 years on average when properly maintained. However, your water heater's life span depends on many factors, including the quality of the unit, its maintenance schedule, and the surrounding environment. If you’re unsure whether it’s time to replace your water heater, request a free estimate from our team.

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In most cases, well pumps are not repairable. However, in some instances, all that’s needed is a bit of maintenance or a minor electrical fix to restore full system functionality. The only way to determine whether your well pump is salvageable is by having a knowledgeable plumber inspect the system.

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