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All About Sump Pumps

A sump pump is used to take water that surrounds the foundation of your house and pump it outside before it can get into your basement. If you aren’t sure whether you have a sump pump, there are a few ways you can tell. If your house is on a slab (no basement), it’s a safe bet that you do not have a sump pump. If you have a basement or crawlspace, you can look around the exterior of your home for a pipe at least 1–1/4” in diameter that comes through the wall. This is your sump pump discharge pipe. The sump pump itself typically lives in a preformed hole or pit in the basement of your home. 

Sump pumps are especially common in homes with finished basements… but they can also be found in homes with unfinished basements that are prone to taking on water during heavy storms. Sump pumps are either electric or water-powered, and there are also battery backup sump pumps—these are a great option if you live in an area with frequent power outages. 

Dwyer Plumbing: Sump Pump Service 

Dwyer Plumbing offers sump pump maintenance, sump pump repairs, and sump pump replacement services. In addition to repairing sump pumps or replacing sump pumps, we can also install sump pumps into homes that don’t currently have—but need—a sump pump. 


We offer the best sump pumps at reasonable prices. Sump pump cost varies, but at Dwyer Plumbing, we pride ourselves in offering our customers the highest-quality work at affordable prices.

Check out this article in the Washington Post where Dan Cochran of Dwyer Plumbing explained the ins and outs of sump pumps. 

Sewer Ejector Pumps

A sewage ejector, or sewer ejector pump, is for homes that need more than just gravity to remove waste water (“affectionately” known as black water) from homes to the county main line. These sewer ejector pumps are typically used when a bathroom, laundry room, or other plumbing fixture is located below the level of the main sewer/septic line that flows from the house. A sewage ejector pump is also used to get waste to a septic tank—these are often referred to as “septic ejector pumps.”


Dwyer Plumbing offers sewer ejector pump maintenance, sewer ejector pump repair, and sewer ejector pump replacement. We also offer sewer ejector pump installation if your home has an issue with the grading of the sewer

About Dwyer: Sump Pumps & Sewer Ejector Pumps for Northern Virginia

The Dwyer family has been in the sump pump servicing business since 1922. We are proud to provide fast and reliable residential and commercial sump pump and sewer ejector pump services to customers in Northern Virginia, establishing a tradition of workforce excellence and customer trust. Dwyer is proudly independent of all other sump pump companies and their trade names, and is an accredited member of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating. Our skilled plumbers and technicians bring years of knowledge and expertise, providing valuable sump pump maintenance and repair services to Alexandria, VA residents.

At Dwyer Plumbing, we use up-front pricing for all plumbing services. We believe in flat-job pricing, which better serves our customers and promotes quality sump pump servicing. In addition to offering our customers the best pricing available for sump pump-related issues, Dwyer Plumbing offers limited warranties on labor and material. We want you to be completely satisfied with your sump pump work—that’s the Dwyer difference

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