Is it Time to Install a Sump Pump for Your Basement?

The last few years have brought some crazy and detrimental weather across the nation, including episodes of extreme flooding. While you cannot prevent Mother Nature from striking your home, there are ways to prepare for excess water and flooding. A sump pump is used to remove excess water from around your home’s foundation to keep your basement dry during extreme wet weather patterns. If you have experienced even slight flooding in your basement, it may be time to install a sump pump.

How a Sump Pump Works

A sump pump is installed in a basement to remove water once it reaches a certain level. To achieve this, a sump pit is usually built to drain excessive water from around the basement. The pit is devised with a float device that activates the sump pump once the pit fills to a certain level. The sump pump then removes the excess water, either pumping it into the waste system or to an area outside away from the home.

There are two different types of sump pumps: pedestal and submergible. The submergible can be put under water, while the pedestal cannot. Determining the right sump pump for your home is based on the specific needs and layout of your home. It is best to hire a professional sewer-septic professional experienced in sump pump installation to evaluate your basement and home before making a decision on which type to have them install.

A sump pump can save you thousands of dollars in water damage to your home during the wet seasons of the year. Talk to your local sewer-septic professionals today to learn more about installing a sump pump for your basement.

Posted on behalf of:
Bynum & Sons Plumbing, Inc.
2120 McDaniels Bridge Rd SW
Lilburn, GA 30047
(770) 736-8283

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