Sump Pumps

The sump pump isn't the most glamorous of household systems, but it is one of the hardest working appliances in your home. Often located in a basement corner, your sump pump is a first line of defense against flood damage.  When in action, it works constantly to collect and pump out water from your basement to keep it dry, especially if below the water table. That makes it a very important item to install properly and maintain — as it can prevent serious damage to your home.  

Sump pumps that run frequently will need to be inspected more often, but early Spring is often an ideal time to inspect. A sump pump inspection is even more critical if you have experienced a drought recently. Your sump pump would not be acclimated to working regularly, so problems are more likely to occur with excess rain after a prolonged dry period.

Sump pump features can include automatic or manual operation, water level sensors, and output at various levels of horsepower. Because of the costly consequences of a malfunctioning sump pump, it's best to have sump pump installation done by a professional.

Back it up. You should also have a professional check the back-up sump pump in addition to the primary one. If the power goes out (which often happens during flooding rainstorms) or there is a failure in the main pump, the back-up sump pump kicks in to prevent costly water damage. If you do not have a back-up pump, you should seriously consider investing in one.

Contact your local Rescue Rooter® plumbing professional today by calling 866-468-8442 to learn more about installing a sump pump, back-up sump pump, or battery back-up system in the event of a power outage.