Sump Pump: Do You Need One?

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Oct

16

Sump Pump: Do You Need One?

Imagine a powerful storm that rains over the city and water starts flooding your basement, ruining your property and the furniture in it. Sump pumps can prevent water damage in a situation like this. Learn more about what a sump pump is and how it can save you from countless water damage bills.

What Is a Sump Pump?

A sump pump is a submersible device that is inserted into a sump pit that has been dug at the lowest point of your home. Your basement will be less likely to flood with the help of this minor but crucial addition to your house.

Water that has accumulated in your basement is diverted by a sump pump. In order to prevent flooding and damage to your home, it collects water that enters your basement and drains it to a location at least 15 feet away from your foundation. A sump pit, or the lowest point in your home's basement, is typically where sump pumps are situated. A floating activator arm or pressure sensor automatically turns on the sump pump as soon as water enters it, and it begins to remove water from your home's foundation. Naturally, the water should not be allowed to return once it has been removed. Your sump pump's check valve helps to prevent water from returning to the pump in this situation.

Advantages of Sump Pumps

Knowing what a sump pump is and its many advantages are essential, especially if your home is susceptible to flooding. The main advantage is that sump pumps prevent flooding in your basement. Damage caused by water can be harmful not only to your health but also to your valuables and property. The risk of asthma attacks, allergic reaction complications, and even upper respiratory infections can all be exacerbated by mold brought on by moisture. Other benefits of a sump pump include:

  • Protect paint from peeling off walls
  • Save basement appliances
  • Reduce mold and mildew growth
  • Improve indoor air quality
  • Protect your foundation
  • Lets you be more comfortable and enjoy your peace of mind
  • Help avoid calls to a septic company for emergencies

Septic System Sump Pumps

Septic system installation works to divert sewage away from a home or business in areas without city sewer. The usual components of the system are a tank, a drain field, and the necessary pipes. If the septic tank is built above the building or the drain field is above the septic tank, a sump pump may be required. Sump pumps are mostly used as water management systems, whereas septic systems deal with solid waste and wastewater. When gravity works against the system, the sump pump assists in moving the wastewater upward. A separate electrical line for the sump pump, preferably with a waterproof outlet, is required.

Remember to keep up regular maintenance for both the septic system and the sump pump. For the septic system, septic tank pumping in Matthews should be performed every 3-5 years. If you require septic tank pumping soon, call Charlotte Septic Pros for our services. As for sump pumps, inspect the pit, and check the valve, the alarm, the cover, and the discharge location to make sure everything is functioning and in good condition.

Schedule Installation

If you have decided that a sump pump is right for you, choose Charlotte Septic Pros as your septic company so that you can be serviced by plumbing experts. Our plumbers will guide you through every step of the installation process, reassuring you if you have any concerns, so don’t fret. Call now to schedule an appointment for installation.

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