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It is very important to be prepared for flooding that could occur in your basement,
especially at this time of year. This can be caused by excessive rainfall or melting snow,
resulting in excess moisture around your home. Attilio Plumbing, Heating & Cooling can
install a backup sump pump that will help keep your basement nice and dry in case of an
emergency brought on by these external factors.
A sump pump lives in the lowest part of your crawl space or basement. In most cases,
sump pumps are installed in sump pits, which receive water flowing through from the
drains. The job of the sump pump is to pump out the water in the pit and away from the
building to make sure that the crawl space or basement remains dry. If your sump pump
cannot handle the water building up in the pit, your basement can start to flood. A battery
or water backup can be the easiest solution to this problem.
There are many things that can cause sump pump failure. It is important that you know
what to look out for in the event that your sump pump stops working. Things that could
be the cause for this failure are:
- Power failure
- Sump pump is not the proper size
- The switch may be stuck
- Discharge pipe may be clogged or frozen
- Lack of maintenance
- Improper installation
- Old Age
If your sump pump fails and your basement or crawl space becomes flooded, it could
lead to mold and mildew growth which could lead to serious health issues. That is why it
is important to be aware of what could potentially cause damage to your sump pump.