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Sump Pumps

Sump pump is usually an electric pump that is placed in the basement of a home, and used to pump water from the basement to outside the house’s drainage pipe system. In some cases sump pumps are installed outside of the property mostly for rain purposes.
Sump pumps normally work in combination with a sump pit which is a hole dug into the ground, generally in the basement of a house or in the subterranean parking garage, which allows water to collect into it. The pump then pumps the water out of that sump pit hole to the exit drain line.
Sump Pumps are often used in cases where the house’s basement is below the water table level, and in places where flooding is common. When rain comes and the soil around your home’s foundation gets wet, that water can leak into the basement. And even just an inch or so of water on the basement floor can cause quite expensive damages.
It’s critical for the pump to always be working however; otherwise the sump pit can overflow. So a backup power supply system is needed just in case the primary power system for the sump pump fails or is out for a long period of time. Many sump pumps actually come with built in backup battery supplies these days.
The pumps usually get clogged with gravel, dirt, sand, and other debris carried in by the water from the sump pit. Too much debris will clog the sump pump and can make it stop working completely. Like other major household appliances, general maintenance on a sump pumps are usually needed on a regular basis.