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Why Do You Need a Sump Pump in Your Home?
Commonly located in the basement of your home, a sump pump is used to remove water that has accumulated in a sump basin or pit. These basins, or pits, help manage surface runoff water while recharging underground aquifers. Often placed in the lowest part of the basement, sump pumps help keep your basement dry and prevent flooding.
According to American Society of Home Inspectors, 60% of American homes experience moisture in the basement and even more homeowners experience basement flooding. Sump pumps are proven beneficial to prevent mold and mildew that can cause health problems such as asthma and other respiratory issues. They are also responsible for the prevention of flooding and water damage that would cost thousands of dollars to fix.
What Are the Different Types of Pumps?
There are two different types of main sump pumps that are available to homeowners, two types of backup sump pumps, a combination sump pump, and a sewage sump pump.
- Submersible sump pumps are placed under water in the sump basin and last between 5 to 15 years. Even though it will not last as long as a pedestal pump and it is pricier, submersible sump pumps will take up debris without clogging.
- Pedestal sump pumps are less expensive and easier to move than the submersible pumps. If installed properly and kept free from debris, these pumps will last from 25 to 30 years. A pedestal pump has the motor mounted above the sump. This placement makes it easier to repair.
- Battery backup sump pumps are used in the event of a power outage when electrical powered ones, such as submersible and pedestal ones, are unable to work. Battery operated, this pump kicks in as soon as the power goes out and helps keep your basement dry.
- Water backup sump pumps operate the same way as battery operated ones without having to rely on a battery. Like the battery operated pumps, water powered sump pumps are automatic independent systems from the primary sump pumps.
- Combination sump pumps combine a primary sump pump with a battery backup. This combination gives homeowners peace of mind without having to purchase a second unit.
- Sewage sump pumps are mostly used to pump effluent sewage waste from the home and into the sewage system.
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What Are Some Common Problems?
There are several common sump pump problems and these problems include:
- Old sump pumps that need to be replaced.
- Frozen discharge sump pipes that happen during harsh winter weather.
- An overwhelmed sump pump that cannot keep up with a high volume of water.
- Power failure without a backup sump pump.
- Stuck sump pump switches.