Do you experience frequent flooding in the basement of your property? Is your plumbing in good condition and approved by a certified Roto-Rooter technician? If you answered yes to both of these questions, frequent basement flooding may be less of a problem with the actual house and more about the location of it. The installation of a sump pump could be the answer to your problems.
In the soil around your home, the amount of groundwater present can increase especially during periods of heavy rain or snow. When the water level rises and the soil becomes over-saturated, water can seep into your basement through cracks in the foundation. A sump pump helps prevent basement flooding by pulling the water out of your basement and redirecting it to a storm drain or other outlet away from the home’s foundation.
Follow this guide from Roto-Rooter’s expert plumbers to install a new sump pump.
Carefully use the following steps to install a sump pump into your basement:
NOTE: Installing a new sump pump, including drilling through your basement floor and walls, is a HUGE job even for experienced do-it-yourselfers. Consult with an experienced Roto-Rooter plumber before beginning this project on your own.
Sump pumps require regular maintenance to continue to function properly. Also remember, for a sump pump to work best, it should be connected to a perimeter French drain that gathers water from all sides of your foundation and funnels it to the sump pump for removal. If you aren’t sure how to establish this, call Roto-Rooter for help.