The Many Reasons Why Periodic Sump Pump Inspections Are Beneficial

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People have sump pumps installed for different reasons. On occasion, the property is too large to obtain the correct slope on a sewer line. When this issue happens, a lift station, with a grinding pump, is one solution to keep waste flowing in the appropriate direction. Many of the houses in Maryland have basements with sump pumps to keep the area from flooding during, and after, torrential downpours. Pier and beam homeowners have the equipment installed in a pit beneath their structure to prevent standing water. Various commercial buildings also rely on the devices for keeping high levels of H20 at bay in elevator shafts, parking garages, and numerous other locations.

However, sump pumps usually remain out-of-sight, and out-of-mind, that is until a failure occurs. With all of the flooding in Texas, Florida, and numerous other areas over the past year, it makes people realize that there is no telling when inclement weather will hit. In many ways, a sump pump is the last line of defense from water getting inside the home. A stuck check valve, malfunctioning motor, or even a mispositioned float switch will result in the liquids rising quickly. Hopefully, if your pump is only for emergencies, you will never need it, but letting our professional team inspect its functionality can give you the peace-of-mind in knowing that it is entirely operational if a problem arises.

Many basements contain expensive appliances like washers, dryers, and water heaters. If the water levels become too high, not only will the machines get ruined, but homeowners gain an increased risk of sustaining shocks or electrocution by the electric outlets and components getting wet. For those people that like to take a more hands-on approach to their home maintenance, just fill up the pit with a water hose periodically, and ensure that the liquid empties out. Homeowners should also make sure that the H20 disappears promptly. After all, significant rainfall is not going to take a break for the pump to catch up.