Sump Pump Cleaning

Sump Pump Cleaning: An Essential Service for Safe and Efficient Operations

Sump pumps are an essential component in many residential, commercial, industrial and construction operations. They are used to remove excess water and prevent basement flooding, which can cause significant damage to property and compromise safety. To maintain their efficiency, it is crucial to clean them regularly, and that’s where sump pump cleaning services come into play.

Hydrovac Calgary’s vacuum trucks can be used to clean sump pumps effectively. We’ve been serving residential and commercial clients for more than 7 years in Southern Alberta.

Why is Sump Pump Cleaning Important?

A clogged or dirty sump pump can lead to several problems, such as:

Reduced efficiency: Dirt and debris can clog the pump, reducing its ability to remove water effectively.

Overheating: If the sump pump works harder to remove water, it can overheat, leading to motor failure.

Unexpected water damage: A clogged sump pump can lead to basement flooding, causing damage to your property and belongings.

Therefore, sump pump cleaning is an important maintenance task that should not be neglected.

Sump Pump Cleaning Calgary

Sump pump cleaning services are utilized in a variety of industries, including:

Residential: Homeowners use sump pumps to remove excess water from their basements to prevent flooding. Sump pump cleaning helps keep their homes dry and safe.

Commercial: Commercial operations, such as shopping centers, office buildings, and restaurants, use sump pumps to remove excess water from their premises. Regular cleaning ensures their operations run smoothly.

Industrial: Many industrial operations, such as factories and power plants, use sump pumps to remove water and prevent damage to their machinery. Cleaning these pumps regularly helps maintain the efficiency of their operations.

Construction: Sump pumps are commonly used on construction sites to remove excess water, prevent damage to the foundations of buildings, and ensure safety. Cleaning these pumps regularly helps keep the construction process moving smoothly.

How Hydrovac Calgary's Vacuum Truck Can Help with Sump Pump Cleaning

At Hydrovac Calgary, we use our state-of-the-art vacuum truck to clean sump pumps efficiently and effectively. Our truck is equipped with powerful suction and high-pressure water jets that can remove any dirt, debris, or clogs in the pump. The use of a vacuum truck is more effective than traditional cleaning methods as it ensures a thorough cleaning with minimal disturbance to the surrounding area.

The Benefits of Hydro-Excavation for Sump Pump Cleaning:

Minimal damage to surrounding areas: Hydro-excavation does not cause damage to walls, flooring, or other nearby properties, making it a safe and effective solution.

Increased efficiency: Hydro-excavation can clear a sump pump in a matter of minutes, compared to other methods that can take hours or even days.

Environmentally friendly: Hydro-excavation uses water, which is a natural resource, making it an environmentally friendly solution.

Safe: Hydro-excavation does not produce any toxic fumes, making it a safe option for both workers and nearby residents.


Q: How often should I clean my sump pump?

A: It is recommended to clean your sump pump at least once a year, but more frequent cleaning may be necessary depending on the level of use and the conditions in which it operates.

Q: Can I clean my sump pump myself?

A: Yes, you can clean your sump pump yourself, but it can be a challenging and messy task. A vacuum truck provides a safer, more efficient, and less disruptive option.

Q: How much does sump pump cleaning cost?

A: The cost of sump pump cleaning varies depending on the size and location of the pump and the level of cleaning required. Contact Hydrovac Calgary for a quote.

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