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What Is A Sump Pump And How Does It Work

It’s good as a homeowner to learn new things that might become a part of your life in the future. If you’ve got a basement, you need to know what a sump pump is. It’s not as mysterious as it sounds and it will therefore be a huge benefit to you if you get moisture in your basement. So let’s learn a little bit about them.

What Is A Sump Pump?

A sump pump is a pump that homeowners can put in their basement. It collects unwanted moisture and water and pumps it away from the house into a drain of some kind. That keeps water from building up and causing a flooded basement.

Wet basements are a nightmare for all kinds of reasons. You can read about some of them here and see why a sump pump is an ideal solution for you.

How Does It Work?

Sump pumps pump unwanted water out of the home. In order for it to do that, it needs access to the water, right? This is where a sump basin comes in. When you get a sump pump installed in your basement, a basin about two feet in diameter will be installed below floor level. Water in the basement then collects inside of it via a drain. If it’s underground, it can collect water through the soil.

The pump pushes it away from the house through a pipe once water has been collected in the sump basin. It will usually get pumped into a drain of some kind to be taken away the same way used sink water is.

There are submersible pumps and pedestal pumps. With the pedestal variety, the actual pump itself is housed above the basin. Alternatively, the submersible pumps are housed inside the basin where they’re sealed specifically to keep out water and therefore avoid damage to circuits. Pedestal sump pumps are more accessible for maintenance and cheaper to install. However, the submersible pumps last longer and are able to handle debris better.

Do I need One?

If you have a recurring problem with water collecting in your basement, it’s time to invest. The cost of repairing water damage over and over again is saved by installing a sump pump to keep the water out altogether. No flooding in your basement means no flood repair costs and an easier time sleeping at night.

How Do I Get One?

It’s best to employ a team of experienced professionals when installing a sump pump as it involves a lot of technical skill. New Canadian has just the team you need!

Don’t let flood water destroy your basement and cost you thousands in repair costs. Find the root of the problem. Then, let us take a look at your property so we can help decide if a sump pump is the best solution. We’ll be honest about what you need, then help you get it as painlessly as possible!


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