What is a Sump Pump?

A sump pump is a pump used to remove water that has accumulated in a water-collecting sump basin, commonly found in the basements of homes. Sump pumps are used where basement flooding happens regularly and to solve dampness where the water table is above the foundation of a home.

Replacement Or Installation Of A Sump Pump

In general there are two types of sump pumps available for the house owners mainly pedestal pumps and submersible pumps. Both of these generally have their own set of disadvantages and advantages but works on the same principle of moving out water from the basement area. Pedestal pumps are a bit more expensive from their counterpart, but especially for house owners who are concerned about noise pollution, a submersible pump can be the best suitable option.
These pumps generally require a hole or a sump pit in the foundation of the basement. If the isn’t a crawlspace, digging a pit and installing the pump can be done with the help of a jackhammer. After installation of a sump pump basin, a trained HVAC technician can fit the sump pump and the outlet pipe that can direct the water out of the basement area. This process needs a hole to be drilled on the outer wall of the house. The final step needs the pump to be connected to a GFCI plug. Always remember, never use an extension cord to switch on a sump pump.

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While sump basins, sump pumps or the required tools can be easily purchased from the market, we always recommend to leave this job to the professionals. If not done in a correct way, this whole process might lead to a long-term issue with the building foundation.

Repair Job Of A Sump Pump

Like any other electrical gadget a sump pump might cause issues over time. A pump that is used almost daily faces a lot more wear and tear than the ones less used. Usually, we get to see four common problems occurring with the sump pumps that usually needs a minor repair work, but in some rare major case it might even need a replacement.

The problems are listed below:

• Sometimes dust and debris can be found in the sump basin which can be the cause of some major problems to the sump pump and can even be the reason for malfunction and breakage.
• Sometimes the contamination makes up to the pump causing the impeller to get jammed up completely. This can even result in the basin to flood.
• There are certain times when the float rises with the rise in water level in the sump basin. This can trigger the sump pump to turn off. In case if the float isn’t rising in the way it should perform, it can severely cause the pump basin to flood.
• In case if there is an issue with the motor, electrical cord, GFCI outlet or any other electrical component, it can cause the pump to stop working and can even cause flood in the pump basin.

Do I Actually Need A Sump Pump?

In case you experience frequent flooding of the basement, then it might seem worthy to consider an installation of a sump pump. Mainly due to their ability of removing water from the basement rapidly, sump pumps can serve great advantage especially to the houses that are built:
• Near any streams, rivers or other water sources.
• In areas where the climate experiences freeze-thaw cycles.
• On areas where there are is an improper drainage system.
• Where the process of melting of ice and snow is rapid.
• Places where rainstorms are frequent.
In such scenarios these sump pumps can be very much beneficial to the house owners.
Call HVAC-Southfield For Getting Expert Services On Sump Pump
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