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Reliable sump pumps are crucial for preventing water damage and maintaining a dry and comfortable basement or crawl space in your home. When sump pumps fail, it can lead to significant flooding and subsequent damage, especially during heavy rainfall. At Sunset Heating & Cooling, we understand that sump pump issues can arise unexpectedly, often at the most inconvenient times. That's why knowing who to call when signs of trouble appear is essential.

Since 1922, Sunset Heating & Cooling has been delivering exemplary home services to homeowners in the Portland, OR area. Our professional plumbers are fully equipped with the necessary tools to handle all your sump pump repair and installation needs, as well as any other plumbing issues, providing fast, reliable, and cost-effective solutions.

We’re staffed by the most experienced and qualified plumbers in the area that offer premium electrical service. We ensure 100% satisfaction with every project.

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As a general idea, your sump pump may require repairs if it exhibits any of the following signs: it's over seven years old, lacks regular maintenance, makes unusual or loud noises, or experiences irregular switching patterns. Ignoring these signs can escalate damage and increase repair costs.

The Most Common Sump Pump Repairs Our Plumbers Deal With

Regular use and the demanding nature of a sump pump's job can lead to wear and tear. Some of the most common repairs we handle include:

  • Switch Problems: The float switch can become stuck or fail, preventing the pump from activating when needed.
  • Clogged Pumps and Discharge Lines: Debris can clog the pump and its lines, reducing efficiency or causing a complete shutdown.
  • Motor Failure: Continuous operation, especially during heavy rainfalls, can burn out the motor if not properly maintained.
  • Battery Backup Issues: For systems with a battery backup, failure can occur due to battery issues or poor maintenance.

Our skilled technicians are adept at diagnosing and resolving these issues quickly to restore the functionality of your sump pump.

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    Sump Pump Installation & Replacement

    Water intrusion beneath your home is almost always a serious concern. A damp, flooded basement or crawl space threatens the structural stability of your home and poses health risks to your family. The most effective safeguard is a reliable sump pump.


    Many homes in Portland, OR, particularly lack sufficient waterproofing strategies, such as sump pumps, leaving them vulnerable to moisture-related damages like harmful mold growth and weakened structural integrity. Fortunately, one of the best solutions to tackle this problem is a sump pump. Also, you don’t have to take care of this problem on your own. At Sunset, we’re your local experts in sump pump installation and replacement services.

    Submersible Pumps

    These pumps are installed directly in the sump pit and are completely submerged in water, making them quieter and more space-efficient. They are ideal for homes that experience frequent and heavy flooding. Submersible pumps are also known for their durability and high pumping capacity. Additionally, they can handle larger volumes of water compared to other types, making them suitable for large basements and areas prone to significant water accumulation.

    Pedestal Pumps

    With the motor mounted above the sump, pedestal pumps are easier to service and typically have a longer lifespan than submersible pumps. They are a good choice for smaller sump pits where a submersible pump might not fit. Pedestal pumps are also more economical in terms of energy consumption. Moreover, their accessible design allows for easier maintenance and repairs, ensuring long-term reliability.

    Sewage Pumps

    Often confused with standard sump pumps, sewage pumps are designed to pump sewage waste and effluent from a home to a septic system. They are capable of handling larger debris. Sewage pumps are essential for homes with basement bathrooms or laundry rooms. They can efficiently manage solid waste, preventing clogs and backups in the plumbing system. Additionally, they are built to withstand harsh conditions, ensuring robust performance over time.

    Effluent Pumps

    These are used in septic systems to pump greywater effluent to a drain field but can also be used as a more robust sump pump that handles larger particles than other sump pumps. Effluent pumps are highly effective in managing wastewater from sinks, showers, and washing machines. They offer reliable performance in both residential and commercial settings. Furthermore, their ability to handle semi-solid waste makes them a versatile option for various applications.

    Each type of pump has its specific application and benefits, and our team can help determine the most suitable option for your home. We assess your unique situation to provide customized solutions that ensure optimal performance and protection for your property.

    Sump Pump Maintenance

    Most homeowners may not think to check on their sump pump regularly, but preventive maintenance is crucial to ensure its reliability. A sump pump should ideally be maintained at least quarterly, especially before seasonal high-rain periods. Our maintenance service includes:


    • Testing and Cleaning: We test the pump’s operation, clean out any debris, and inspect the condition of the discharge line.
    • Battery Check: For sump pumps with battery backups, we check the battery’s charge and overall health to ensure it will function when needed.
    • Component Inspection: We inspect all components, such as the float switch and check valve, to ensure they are functioning properly.


    By subscribing to regular maintenance from Sunset Heating & Cooling, you can extend the lifespan of your sump pump and avoid the inconvenience and cost of emergency repairs. Let us help you keep your basement dry and your home protected year-round.


    Maintenance Plans

    Regular maintenance is crucial to keeping your HVAC systems working efficiently and safely. When you sign up for our Sunset Service Plan, not only do you get an annual inspection and tune-up of your system, but you also have the added benefit of working with a team that knows your unit’s repair and maintenance history.

    • Visual Ductwork Inspection: ($79 Value)
    • Your Plan is transferable if you move to another home in the Portland area or given to buyer of home you are selling
    • 15% off any additional services or repairs
    • Peace of mind knowing that your HVAC system is in good hands.
    • Indoor Air Quality Evaluation: ($79 Value)
    • Plans start at as little as $16.50/ month for one unit.
    • Priority scheduling for any service
    • High Performance Tune-up.
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    Contact Sunset for Top-Notch Sump Pump Solutions in the Portland Area

    For top-notch sump pump solutions in Portland, OR, and the neighboring areas, look no further than Sunset Heating & Cooling! Whether you need installation, repair, or maintenance, our expert team is ready to ensure your basement and property stay dry and protected. Contact us today for reliable plumbing services and experience the Sunset excellence!

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    When you need heating and air conditioning services in Portland, OR, you can always count on Sunset Heating & Cooling

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    Ryan from Sunset Heating & Cooling was friendly, efficient, helpful and so pleasant to have in our home. A great company and wonderful service.

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