Monthly Archives: March 2014

How Old Is Your Sump Pump?


We live in what was known as the “Black Swamp” of Toledo and Bowling Green, Ohio. Well over 100 years ago, our forefathers started draining it to provide some of the richest farm ground in North America, but the water table remains high most of the time. In homes that have basements, it is necessary to have a sump pump to keep the basement dry. Since there are heavy rains that come throughout the year in the “Black Swamp,” we rely heavily on our sump pumps.

A sump pump is used to remove water that has accumulated in low-lying areas; it’s commonly found in homes with basements or crawl spaces. Life expectancy of a sump pump is typically around 10-15 years.

If you are in need of sump pump repair or replacement in the Toledo or Bowling Green, Ohio area, the plumbing contractors at Kellermeier Plumbing & Heating are able to help! Contact our trusted team of plumbers online or give us a call at (419) 823-9143 for sump pump services today.

Flood Guard Sump Pumps in Toledo, OH

When was the last time your sump pump was replaced or checked? We recommend replacing a sump pump when it is 10 years old or older. If your sump pump runs quite often, you may consider replacing it sooner. Another option is our exclusive “Flood Guard” alternating sump pump system. With Flood Guard, two sump pumps are installed in your sump pit. They alternate pumping the water out when levels rise. If the primary pump fails or cannot handle the load, the second pump will automatically start protecting your home. When the second pump starts, it also sounds a very loud alarm to alert you that there is a problem. We developed this system more than 20 years ago and now have a solid-state control panel.

Water-Powered Backup Sump Pumps in Toledo, OH

Another option if you have city water is a water-powered backup sump pump. This option provides a pump that needs no electricity and is designed strictly for an emergency situation such as a power outage or failed primary pump. These pumps will not pump as much water as a conventional sump pump, but normally will handle the load when necessary.

Need A New Sump Pump in Toledo & Bowling Green?

Don’t wait to repair or replace your sump pump. Once your sump pump is 10 years or older, it’s time for service. Trust the plumbing contractors at Kellermeier Plumbing & Heating of Haskins, Ohio to take care of your sump pump services.

Give our team at Kellermeier Plumbing & Heating a call at (419) 823-9143 or contact us online for sump pump repair or replacement in the Toledo and Bowling Green, Ohio area.

Have Cooling Anywhere…


With Ductless Mini-Split air conditioning systems, cooling just about any space is possible.  Homes heated with hot water, electric baseboard or ceiling cable, family room additions, bonus rooms, basements, sunrooms, home offices, conference rooms are some of the options. The Ductless Mini-Split air conditioning units consist of an indoor unit that can be either wall mounted or concealed and ducted, and an outdoor unit that is connected to the indoor unit. The indoor and outdoor units are extremely quiet and have endless possibilities for installations. Did I mention they can heat also? Yes, with a heat pump version they can take care of all of the heating and cooling requirements for a room.

We have installations in many sunrooms that were originally designed as a 3 season room to take care of the heating and cooling to increase the functionality of the room. That bonus room above the garage that was finished off for the kids can be extremely hot in the summer and cold in the winter.  Adding a mini-split unit air conditioning unit will regulate the temperature in a safe and reliable way.

The Ductless Mini-split only requires a small opening through a wall that is fully sealed. The connecting lines are concealed on the outside of the home in a material that is specifically designed for this application making a neat and aesthetically pleasing installation. If you presently cool with window units this is a great replacement, eliminating the back breaking job of putting them in and taking them out every year.

Contact us at 419-823-9143 for additional information about your air conditioning service and repair needs.