Why Do I Need a Sump Pump?

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A sump pump is a valuable tool for all homeowners but how do you know you should have one? There can be a range of questions when it comes to sump pumps! Check below to know if you should have one.

What are Sump Pumps?

There are spots in the basement where water drains are connected to a hole in the basement floor which is a then connected to a sump pump. A sump pump usually has an electrical automatic system that turns it on when the water reaches a certain level. A sump pump eliminates moisture and prevents flooding in houses. Most houses are known to have moisture build-up or flooding.  This can result in costly bills that nobody wants to pay!

Installing Sump Pumps?

You can find sump pumps at most hardware stores but it is usually better to get a professional installation. If your house doesn’t already have one installed then it is best to get a professional installation. 

Image result for sump pumpMaintenance for Sump Pumps?

There are a few maintenance tips you should be aware of for your sump pump. Ensure your pump is upright, has a clean vent hole and make sure the pipes are tightened on your sump pump.  If you have a submersible pump you will need to clean the grate and remove it from the pit from time to time. Pouring a bucket of water down can also help to make sure it can start for emergencies.