As the spring rains continue to pound the area, it is important for homeowners everywhere to make sure their home is properly protected with a properly installed sump pump. But how many people truly know what is a sump pump or how it should be installed. Let’s take a moment to go over these what kind of pump you should choose and some things you should consider before installing a sump pump.
What is a Sump Pump?
A sump pump is a small pump that is installed in the lowest part of your home. This pump works to keep your home and the area around it as dry as possible. Sump pumps are often installed in a “sump pit,” a specially constructed pit. Water flows into the sump pit through drains or by natural water migration through the soil around your home. The sump pump’s job is to pump the water out of the pit and away from your home.
How Do You Choose Your Sump Pump?
Since there are so many different sump pump options for you to choose from, there are some things you will need to decide about your pump. The first decision you must make is whether you want an automatic or manual pump. While manual pumps are available and slightly less expensive, automatic pumps are far more convenient to operate. You will also need to think about the horsepower of the pump. Some common choices for horsepower range from one-quarter to one-third horsepower pumps. The more powerful the pump is; the more water will be directed away from your home. Cord length is also an important part of your choice. Your pump should be plugged directly into a ground fault circuit interrupter outlet. Some sump pumps also come with a backup and alarm system to alert you when it starts working or when it stops working.
Since installing a sump pump often requires excavation, electrical work, and plumbing work, it is not safe to attempt installing a sump pump by yourself. To have a new sump pump safely installed in your home, call All Aspects Waterproofing today!
Installing a Sump Pump with All Aspects Waterproofing
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