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​WHAT EXACTLY IS A SUMP PUMP, and DO I NEED ONE?

​WHAT EXACTLY IS A SUMP PUMP, and DO I NEED ONE?

Posted by Pressure Pump Solutions Ltd. on 25th Sep 2021

WHAT EXACTLY IS A SUMP PUMP, and DO I NEED ONE?

Have your friends or neighbours ever talked about their sump pump after a thunderstorm? They might have said if it hadn't been for this device, they'd be ankle-deep in water—and up to their neck in water damage repair expenditures. Let us explain more about sump pumps to decide whether you need one.

WHAT EXACTLY IS A SUMP PUMP?

A sump pump, also known as a submersible pump, is a submersible device that is installed in a sump pit dug at the lowest part of your house, such as the basement, if you have one. This modest but significant addition to your home will aid in the prevention and protection of floods in your basement.

THIS IS HOW A SUMP PUMP WORKS

Most of the time, the pump is on standby, waiting to be activated. The soil around your house becomes oversaturated when it begins to rain excessively. Excess groundwater flows toward the sump pit, which fills up with water. This engages the sump pump float switch, which turns on the pump.

The sump pump prevents groundwater from rising to the level of your basement floor by taking water from the pit and dumping it into a neighbouring storm drain, dry well, or pond. Consider a sump pump to be an added piece of flood insurance!

ADVANTAGES OF A SUBMERSIBLE WATER PUMP

A sump pump, also known as a submersible pump, is a simple investment with enormous benefits. Here are some of the advantages of installing a submersible water pump in your home:

  • Protect your basement from floods.
  • Stops rising damp
  • Keep the paint and other wall coverings from peeling and protect basement appliances from corrosion, such as the washing, dryer, and spare freezer.
  • Reduce the growth of mould, mildew, and fungus.
  • Improve the quality of your indoor air.
  • Support your properties foundations.
  • Make the basement more comfortable and dry all year.
  • No matter what the weather does, you will have peace of mind.
  • Meet the criteria for basement flood insurance coverage under your homeowner's policy.
  • DO I NEED A SUMP PUMP?

    While the advantages of sump pumps are obvious, some properties require them more than others. If any of the following apply, we recommend installing a sump pump:

    You live in a region where there is a lot of rain or snow. We get more than our fair share of rain in the UK.

    Your house is situated on a flood plain. During severe rains, snowstorms, and spring storms, residences with poor drainage, low-lying properties, and homes bordered by hills are more prone to face rising groundwater levels.

    You've experienced issues with water in the past. If your basement has previously flooded or you often experience excessive basement moisture levels, it is a good idea to install a sump pump.

    You've finished your basement. Even if your home is not classified as a high-risk property, consider installing a sump pump to safeguard your underground living space.

    Pressure Pump Solutions Ltd.'s Sump Pump range. Submersible Water Pumps - Dirty & Clean Water Pumps are tough, long-lasting equipment that can pump both dirty and clean water. They can be used in a variety of situations, including flood water drainage, garden irrigation, and the creation of waterfalls and fountains.

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