5 Common Questions About Sump Pumps

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Plumbing Experts Answer Your Every Sump Pump Question

Water seeping into your basement can be a costly disaster that damages both the structure of your property as well as your belongings. Instead of dealing with the harmful effects of water damage, have a sump pump installed. These all-important systems will protect your space, but many homeowners are in the dark about how sump pumps work and how to keep them running smoothly. Luckily, our team at Drip Drop Plumbing, Inc. are experts in our field, and we have answers to your every sump pump question. Today, we’re answering the 5 most common ones.

  1. What Does a Sump Pump Do? How Does a Sump Pump Work?

Sump pumps are installed at the lowest level of your basement and remove excess water from your home thanks to the combination of a basin and pump. If water enters your space and pools in the basin, your pump activates and redirects the water into your drainage system.

  1. Are There Different Types of Sump Pumps?

There are three types of sump pumps: submersible, pedestal, and battery-powered. Each one has their own benefits. As the name suggests, a submersible pump sits in the water basin, which makes them quiet and saves space in your basement. A pedestal sump pump has a longer lifespan, plus it can be easily accessed. A battery-powered sump pump acts as a backup to ensure your space is protected. Our team can walk you through what type of system is right for your home.

  1. Do I Need Multiple Sump Pumps?

Sump pumps don’t seem necessary until they are absolutely crucial, which means if your sump pump hasn’t been properly maintained or tested recently, it could fail you when you need it most. Luckily, we always recommend installing a secondary sump pump in order to maximize their benefits. Most often, this is a battery-operated system.

  1. Why Would a Sump Pump Fail?

There can be several reasons for sump pump failure. The most common reasons are clogged or frozen components, power loss, improper installation, and an overwhelmed system. No matter the reason for this failure, our team at Drip Drop Plumbing, Inc. can repair or replace it.

  1. Do Sump Pumps Need Maintenance?

The short answer? Yes, maintenance and testing are encouraged to guarantee your sump pump works when you need it most. We recommend you evaluate this system once every three months or so to guarantee optimal efficiency.

Drip Drop Plumbing, Inc. offers an extensive array of sump pump solutions to keep your property water-free, all year long. We will work with you to find the perfect system for your home and also discuss whether a secondary sump pump would be effective for your property. Additionally, we will repair and maintain these systems expertly, so no matter what you need help with, we have you covered.

To learn more about sump pumps or to schedule a sump pump appointment with our team, call us today at (630) 557-1712 or reach out online.

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