Do I Need a Sump Pump?

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    Do I Need a Sump Pump?

    And, if you have one, how do you take care of it?

    By Hannah Brennan


    What is a sump pump?

    A sump pump is a crucial device that helps prevent flooding in homes or buildings. It is typically located in the lowest part of a basement or crawl space, where water can collect if the building’s foundation and into a designated drainage system. This can occur due to excessive rain or melting snow, and if left unchecked, can cause serious structural damage to the foundation of a house.

    Water accumulates in the basin of the sump pump. Then, it works quickly by pumping out any excess water that enters due to heavy rainfall or water rising on the ground.


    Are there different types of sump pumps?

    Most modern sump pumps are fitted with sensors that detect water levels in the sump pit, triggering its operation only when needed. They come in various types, including pedestal and submersible models, each designed to suit specific situations. It’s important to have the right type and properly functioning one to protect your home from water damage and keep your basement dry during wet weather conditions.


    How do I take care of a sump pump?

    A sump pump requires regular maintenance to ensure its stays fully operational and protects your home against sudden flooding emergencies. Proper installation and sizing by certified professionals also play a significant role in ensuring reliable flood protection for your property. Their role prevents costly flood damage, so be sure to maintain yours on a regular basis to ensure their efficient operation.


    Interested in learning more about your sump pump or about receiving maintenance? Give us a call at (979) 776-2222 or email us at


    Learn more about how to take care of your plumbing pipes here.

    May 11, 2023

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