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What Is a Sump Pump?
A sump pump is a device that sits in a pit that’s dug near or below your basement.
The sump pump’s purpose is to pump out any water that enters the pit, directing it away from your home in the process. This ensures your lower levels stay dry and damage-free during periods of heavy rainfall or when ice is melting, and it helps protect your home’s foundation too.
Primary Sump Pumps
Your primary sump pump will serve as the first line of defense against intruding water. It has a sensor that detects when water levels get too high.
Once this sensor is triggered, the pump will automatically go into action, pumping water out and away from your home. Unfortunately, things can go wrong – the pump could become clogged, damaged, or simply overpowered if water is coming in too fast.
Because of these, we recommend investing in a back-up sump pump, as well.
Back-Up Sump Pumps
A back-up sump pump can be installed in the same pit as the primary one to give your home an extra layer of protection. These are typically operated with batteries (meaning they’ll still function even if your electricity goes out), and they are set a bit higher than the primary device.
This means, should the primary fail and the water levels rise, your back-up will know about it – and get right to work.
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