One of the only ways you can protect your property from damage is to get a sump pump installed. Basements that sometimes leak should never be without a sump pump.
What Is A Sump Pump?
A sump pump is a small appliance that do an important job. Sump pumps are found in the basement, usually in a place called a sump pit. Whenever water enters the pit, the sump pump will activate, sucking in the water then expelling it from the home. There is also a check valve on the sump pump that will keep the expelled water from coming back into your residence.
Why You Need A Sump Pump Installed?
All sump pumps work within a sump pit, which is excavated in a place where water collects. There are a number of sump pump types you can choose from, including submersible sump pumps and pedestal sump pumps.
Submersible sump pumps work within the sump pit, immersed in water. This set up lowers the noise level of operation and helps the engine stay cool.
Pedestal pumps are shallow pumps that are noisier but easier to maintain and service.
If you don’t know what kind of sump pump you need, or if you don’t know how to install a sump pump, it’s recommended to have a sump pump installed by a professional plumber.
Sump Pump Maintenance and Repair Since you don’t use your sump pump every single day, there could be problems
that go unnoticed until you need the pump and it doesn’t work. Maintaining your sump pump will keep it working throughout the years. However, if you notice that your sump pump is sluggish, is creating a bizarre sound, is not activating at all, you should call a professional plumber immediately.