What is a Sump Pump and why would you even want one?
A sump pump is a small pump that is installed in a low spot in your basement or somewhere under your house that water may accumulate. Its job is to pump that water out and away from your home.
How does a sump pump work? Let’s take a quick look at how and where they work. They are very simple water pumps that are installed in small pits which are constructed for water to flow into them by way of natural means or by drain pipes. When the water level reaches a certain level in the pit, the sump pump comes on and pumps the water out.
A sump pump can be a valuable tool in helping to keep your basement dry and moving the water from around the foundation of your home.
These under appreciated pumps also offer other benefits such as:
- They help control dampness and humidity, which helps prevent mold and mildew from forming.
- Keeping the moisture level down also helps prevent rust and moisture damage to appliances, furniture and floor covering.
- Lower moisture also helps with insect control.
- A properly installed sump pump can help insure the foundation of your house stays dry, structurally sound and help maintain your home’s value.
How is a sump pump installed? Well, this is an occasion when you may want to call in a professional plumber for help. There are different types of pumps and it is very important that they are properly installed to make sure that the water is discharged in the correct method.
Over half the homes in the United States have some type of issues with below ground wetness and a properly installed sump pump can go a long way in helping to overcome some of these issues.
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