What Is A Sump Pump?
A sump pump is a plumbing device that is designed to pump away water that collects in the lowest part of your basement to prevent flooding.
Water can accumulate in your basement from poor drainage of rain or melting snow. It siphons the water to a drain to prevent damage. Sump pumps are designed to sit for long periods of time until water begins to collect. Once the water reaches a determined level, the pump is automatically activated and the water is pumped out. Then it turns itself off until the next time.
If you’re thinking about having a sump pump installed for your home, it is probably best to consult a plumber so you get the right one and it is installed correctly. But here’s a list of things you will need to know.
1. There are two main types of sump pump. The submersible is installed under the water, right in your sump basin. The pedestal style pump has the mechanized part sitting atop a long neck above the water.
2. If your home is prone to a lot of use, or heavy weather, then you might want to consider a battery backup pump. Just as it says, the battery kicks in when normal current is not available, which is usually when you need the pump most.
3. Combination pumps are another back-up style system that gives you an extra layer of protection. They are simply a combination of a primary pump and a backup pump in one.
4. Lastly, it is important to consider power and volume. There are numerous sizes of sump pumps available to choose from. Each is designed for light, medium or heavy use, so understanding your needs will go a long way in making the right decision.
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