One item that some people might not realize is important to home ownership (particularly homes with basements) is the trusty sump pump. Out of all the rooms in a house, the basement can often be the most likely room to experience flooding due to its location below the ground level. Excessive rain, overflowing gutters, leaky or burst pipes, and other insidious issues can all cause a basement to flood unexpectedly. In these situations, having a sump pump can be a true lifesaver due to its ability to pump out excess water before it causes too much damage.
In homes that contain sump pumps, the house also must have a collection of drainage pipes around the foundation. When the basement begins to collect water, the sump pump does exactly what its name proclaims– pumps water out of the room and into the drainage pipes. The pipes then drain the water away from the home. The best part about a sump pump is that it works automatically when flooding occurs, removing the need for a lot of effort on the part of the homeowner.
When choosing sump pumps, there are a few things to consider. Horsepower strength matters—sump pumps with less horsepower won’t adequately be able to remove water from your home during flooding, yet a pump with too much horsepower can keep switching on and off, which will eventually wear down the sump pump. Make sure that, depending on the size of your home and your risk for flooding, you consider the best sump pump for your home.
The type of sump pump you select for your home is quite important, and Anytime Plumbing & Solutions can help guide you not only to the correct model but also install it for you and take away any guesswork or stress.