Sump Pump installation and repair services in Pickerington, Canal Winchester and Reynoldsburg ,Ohio

Home sump pumps are a critical component of systems designed to prevent water accumulation in a basement or other below ground level structure. Ideally, the pump removes water from the area before it reaches the floor level and can cause possible damage. Selecting the proper pump and installing it correctly is crucial to success in preventing water from accumulating in the basement.

Sump pumps of any design are commonly installed in a sump hole. This hole through the basement floor is often in a corner or in the utility room of the lower level. To be effective, the pump must be below the level of the basement floor. This allows the pump to draw the water down and away from the basement space.

Connect pipes or hoses to the outlet of the pump. Extend the hoses outside the home to any drainage area. This can include the storm sewer of a street of a drainage ditch. Some communities include special storm drain piping in the alley or along the street for sump pump discharge.

Monitoring Operations

A properly working sump pump is generally unnoticeable by the homeowner. Check the pump from time to time and make sure the float is not obstructed and the hoses are not twisted or kinked. Battery backup units often include a power gauge indicating the amount of charge in the battery. Check the battery level even during a dry spell for signs of problems with the battery or charger.

A quick check of the sump pump before problems occur can assure that the basement is kept dry during heavy rain or spring snow melt.

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