Sump Pumps

Greater Kansas City Area Sump Pump Installation Services

Johnson County: Kansas City, Shawnee, Overland Park, Olathe, Prairie Village, KS

Caught in the nightmare of a flooded basement? Thinking about installing a new sump pump or getting yours checked out to make sure it will last through the rainy season? Mission Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is here for you! Our sump pump services in Kansas City include repairs, maintenance, and installation, so we can help no matter what! 

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Why Do Sump Pumps Fail?

Living in the Kansas City area, you are familiar with the amount of water we get every Spring. It often lasts into the early summer as well, making our sump pumps work overtime to keep our homes safe and dry. If there’s any sort of issue with your system, an unexpected downpour can cause flooding in the basement and a host of problems that are annoying to deal with and expensive to fix. 

Common Sump Pump Problems:


  • The sump pump is overwhelmed. This can happen if a sump pump is not powerful enough to handle the volume of water coming in, especially during heavy rains. Capacity and quality make a difference in how well your sump pump can protect your Kansas City home from water intrusion.
  • The sump pump is clogged. Sump pumps need lids to prevent dirt and debris from clogging mechanical parts or the sump pit itself. The lid should be airtight and should also be child- and pet-safe. Otherwise, you can experience serious problems.
  • The system is not linked to drainage line. If a sump pump isn’t installed properly or is not linked to a drainage system, it will not be able to divert water away from your home. This is something that should be fixed right away!
  • There are frozen or clogged discharge lines. Sump pumps use discharge or drainage lines to move water away from your home. These can become clogged or may freeze in the winter. Fortunately, there are special attachments that allow water to escape even when the line is frozen and that prevent mice, leaves, and other debris from getting in.
  • No power is running to the sump pump. If there’s a power outage or your sump pump is accidentally unplugged, it won’t run. You can address this by choosing a sump pump that has a battery backup and an alarm, so you’re never caught off guard.
  • The sump pump is running constantly. If your sump pump is always running, it might not be big enough for the job, or there might be an issue with the switch. Get it checked out quickly, as a constantly running pump is more likely to burn out and require repairs or replacement.

If you are experiencing any of the above issues, be sure to reach out to our Kansas City sump pump repair experts right away to prevent any damage to your home.

Call (913) 347-5425 today for a free estimate on your sump pump repair in Kansas City.

How Long Do Sump Pumps Last?

As with the rest of the appliances in your home, a sump pump requires regular maintenance and repair. Even with regular maintenance and after having the product professionally installed, a sump pump’s lifespan can average 7-10 years. 

Several matters can impact the lifespan of a sump pump, however:

  • Frequency of use
  • Whether or not repairs/maintenance is regularly addressed
  • Proper sizing and installation

If you begin to notice any of the following signs, we recommend giving our team of Kansas City sump pump installation pros a call right away.

How Do You Know When to Replace a Sump Pump?


  • It is making unusual noises, such as rattling or grinding, when running
  • There are signs of rust or other damage
  • The pump is vibrating more so than usual when running
  • It turns on and off repeatedly
  • The motor within the sump pump continually gets stuck
  • It runs without water in the pit
  • It refuses to run even with a battery backup 

All of these signs could indicate the need for a new sump pump. Don’t wait for potential water damage, give our expert plumbers a call. We can evaluate the system to determine the nature of the breakdown.

Can I install a sump pump myself?

In order for a sump pump to be effective, it should be installed by a professional plumber. Many DIYers may want to install a sump pit and sump pump alone, but this is a major undertaking that can impact the entire plumbing system in the home and should be carefully executed.

A professional plumber can ascertain the best method of installation for the sump pump, the proper size for the job, and whether it must be installed in conjunction with a drain tile system. Additionally, our plumbing team can determine whether a sump pump is your best solution, especially when you are facing a flooded basement or another plumbing issue.

Keep Your Sump Pump Running With Regular Maintenance

Sump pumps fail when they’re overworked, improperly maintained, or simply worn down from age. You can avoid these issues by scheduling regular sump pump maintenance in Kansas City with Mission Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. We also offer 24/7 repairs and can even install a new system based on your needs and budget. 

Our Kansas City Sump Pump Pros Can Help!

We’ve been helping homeowners throughout Kansas City and the surrounding areas since 1978, handling all of their plumbing and HVAC needs with professionalism and quality workmanship. Our technicians are friendly and reliable, and we guarantee that you’ll be satisfied when the job’s done. 

Our Kansas City sump pump installation experts always put our customers’ needs first—contact us today!

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