How Sump Pumps Work
A sump pump is a small pump installed in the lowest part of your basement or crawlspace. A sump pumps main job is to help keep the area under your home dry and to prevent it from flooding. According to the American Society of Home Inspectors, about 60 percent of American homes suffer from below-ground wetness. But many homeowners suffer from a flooded basement at some point and unfortunately, it does not take much water to cause thousands of dollars of damage. Which is why it being essential to make sure sump pump is well maintained. Once in a while ensure that your sump pump itself is standing upright and periodically pour a bucket of water into the pit to make sure that the pump automatically and the water drains proceeds to drain quickly. Unfortunately, you never know when a sump pump is going to fall, that exactly why it pays to have it checked regularly. Call Mike’s Plumbing and Heating when it’s time to replace or upgrade your sump pump!
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