Install/Replace A Sump Pump

04/06/2012

A well installed, properly functioning sump pump system can save you a lot of loss from water damage. When it comes to basement water intrusions, there are some important key considerations to keep in mind.

  1. Why do you have water coming in, anyway? There may be problems with the guttering or other drainage problems. Get help if you can’t figure it out.
  2. What’s the worst that can happen? Water intrusion can damage wall, bulge floors, and ruin floor coverings. Anything in your basement, such as appliances, or maybe your heating system, can be a total loss to water damage. It pays to keep that pump working.
  3. Can I do it myself? Maybe you can. If it’s just a mater of replacing a faulty pump, that may well be within your capabilities. But think hard before attempting a full installation of a sump pump system. That will mean knowing the local code restrictions and evaluating drainage requirements.

Any time you have water in your basement, there is a potential for a problem. While it can be normal and even inevitable in some situations, it is important to take water intrusion seriously. You can do a lot to insure proper operation of your pump through simple plumbing maintenance and good housekeeping. But when it comes to installation of such a vital system of home protection, it really is a good idea to contact a professional plumbing contractor. Your sump pump is too important to neglect.

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