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Make Sure Your Sump Pump Is Ready for Action

sump-pumpLiving in Florida conjures up a few images in most people’s minds. Lots of sunshine, of course. Boats in the harbor. Long, hot days on the sandy beaches. Torrential rainfall, however, is something most people don’t like to think about. But just because you don’t want to think about it doesn’t mean you can afford to push it entirely out of your mind. As we’ve seen time and time again, from big rainstorms to actual hurricanes, nature here in Florida can prove challenging.

Preparing your home for such events is a worthwhile goal. We strongly recommend the installation of a sump pump in Clearwater, FL. While your sump pump is not something that you’ll use daily—hopefully not, anyway—you are going to appreciate its performance when you do need it. Read on for a more information about sump pumps, and trust our plumbers to install yours.

What Does a Sump Pump Do?

We hope most homeowners around here are familiar with the basic function of a sump pump, because it’s a vital part of homes throughout our area. If you’re not, all you need to know is that it serves the purpose of pumping water out of the lowest level of your home in the event of flooding.

The sump pump is installed in a sump pit, which collects water as flooding occurs. This pit is strategically excavated to ensure water travels to it naturally. As the water level rises, it activates a float switch or sensor that triggers the sump pump into action. Then the pump pumps water out of the house.

Hire Professionals for Sump Pump Service

We know that our explanation of the sump pump is simple, and the device really isn’t all that complicated. But don’t let this fool you into believing that you have what it takes to install or service a sump pump on your own. Like a whole-house generator, your sump pump isn’t necessarily going to be in use frequently. But when you need it, chances are you’ll really need it.

We’ll make sure you have the right type of sump pump for an existing sump pit—some are submerged while others sit on a pedestal—or we may need to excavate a pit for you. That requires proper pit placement. We’ll also make sure your sump pump is strong enough to handle the rate of water it may be faced with in the event of flooding. These are considerations requiring professional expertise.

Keep Your Sump Pump Working Properly

Because you need your sump pump to spring into action when needed, you must know for certain that yours is functioning properly. Pouring a few gallons of water into the pit occasionally is a simple way to test it for proper operation. If it’s not starting up or if it’s struggling to clear the pit to a safe level, contact us right away.

Sump pumps may be supplemented with back up battery powered pumps, too. This is a good idea because the conditions demanding the use of a sump pump often also result in the risk of power outages. Contact us to explore all of your sump pump options.

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