Valley Fire Plumbing Services

Sump & Ejector Pump Services

Construction can’t always take place on completely dry ground. To combat the water that might seep into a basement, sump and ejector pumps have long been the go-to technology to get moisture out and keep interiors dry.

Unfortunately, sump and ejector pumps are prone to a number of problems, including:

  • Power failure
  • Frozen discharge pipes
  • Age
  • Stuck switches
  • Too much water at one time
  • Incorrect pump size
  • Improper pump installation
  • Lack of maintenance
  • Clogged discharge lines
  • Defective products

At VFP Plumbing, we have a team of professional, certified and insured plumbing specialists who can address the needs of our clients with sump and ejector pumps. We know how to diagnose a problem, repair and/or replace any damaged parts, and get our clients back on track.

Commercial sump & ejector pump testing

An industrial or commercial facility’s sump pump and ejector pump are an important defensive tool against water buildup. When these pumps kick into action, they allow people to continue to do their jobs. At VFP Plumbing, we’ll take on routine maintenance duties and make sure everything is in working order by periodically testing the following:

  • Alarms and floats
  • Submersed pumps
  • Grinder sump pumps
  • Sewage and effluent sump pumps
  • Ejector pumps
  • Any other equipment associated with keeping low-lying areas dry

Are you worried that your sump pump doesn’t work properly? We test sump and ejector pumps to make sure that they fit the recommended standards. Our trained and experienced plumbers will perform routine maintenance testing. Don’t hesitate; contact our staff today.

Emergency sump pump repair, replacement and maintenance

Preventing sewer backflow is one of the main jobs of a sump pump. When bathrooms, washing machines, sinks and other plumbing fixtures are located below the level of sewer pipes, sump pumps are likely placed in strategic areas to manage backflow and prevent costly flooding and water damage. But accidents do happen, and when it involves a sump pump the situation can quickly turn into an emergency.

At VFP Plumbing, we have years of experience repairing, replacing and maintaining sump pumps. Whether it’s automatic or submersible, we have the tools required to provide emergency assistance to a variety of sump pump makes and models.

Sump pumps wear out over time and require repair or replacement. However, with a routine maintenance plan in place you can avoid many of the emergencies caused by neglect.

VFP Plumbing professionals will offer guidance on how often your pumps need to be inspected and will advise on whether or not a battery-operated backup pump should be installed in case of the power outages that often accompany storms.


“Valley Fire always provides top notch service. From the account reps to the scheduling department (who is always prompt in reaching out) to the technicians out at our properties, Valley Fire never misses a beat when it comes to providing fast, quality service.”

Haile E. Christofferson

Associate Real Estate Manager

Ejector pump repair and replacement

Commercial sump & ejector pumps can work in concert with each other, but they do have several differences. While ejector pumps are located in lower level areas where water can accumulate, they collect water that flows from floor drains and process wastewater rather than ground water.

Ejector pumps connect to sanitary sewage lines; if they should fail, dirty water and raw sewage could inundate the area. Expert plumbers are generally called to emergencies in such cases to fix the problem and dispose of the wastewater.

It often takes an expert to help a commercial or industrial facility determine which pumps do what, inspect and maintain them, and make the proper repairs or replacement. Since ejector pumps assist in grinding waste and power it out through pipes going up and out of a facility, having an expert check these on a regular basis is an excellent preventive step to consider.

Plumbing experts available now

VFP Plumbing is the plumbing contractor to call for sump and ejector pump assistance. We will help clients determine the correct ejector and sump pump sizes and hold capacities. We’ll ensure that everything that is to be repaired or replaced follows local codes before we begin, that the sump basin is the optimal size and that no sewer gas is escaping up through the building.

In fact, our skilled plumbers are ready at a moment’s notice to come to your location with the right tools and the expertise to handle any job, regardless of severity or size and at any time of the day or night. We’re licensed professionals with the equipment that will get the job completed correctly the first time.

Let us evaluate your commercial situation and survey the layout so we can recommend the best way to prevent emergency situations.

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Emergency Response & Service

When a sprinkler system or plumbing crisis occurs, you want it dealt with fast, but you also want it fixed the first time. Valley Fire Protection does both!

The Illinois Department of Public Health has certified VFP Plumbing as compliant with state provisions, rules and regulations, and has licensed us as a certified plumbing contractor. We are commercial fire protection and plumbing experts with the required skills to design, install and repair a variety of fire protection and plumbing systems.

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