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How a Sump Pump Can Solve Your Flooding Problems

Many homeowners are forced to deal with flooding and leaking issues in their basement, which can lead to mold, mildew, and a musky smell. A bad flood can also lead to costly repair services and can ruin some of your valued possessions. However, a simple sump pump installation may be enough to solve any flooding and leaking issues once and for all.

How Does It Work?

Sump pumps direct water from around and underneath the basement foundation into a sump pit at the lowest point. The water is then discharged out of the pit into the city storm drain. This will help to remove any excess water or moisture during a storm or in the event that your plumbing is leaking into the basement. Along with helping to cut back on mildew, this will also help to keep your plumbing repair costs to a minimum after a large storm.

Testing a Sump Pump

It can be difficult to determine if your sump pump needs to be repaired or replaced because it is located in the basement, which is not often frequented by homeowners. This is why it is so important to regularly test your sump pump to ensure that it is operating correctly and will work reliably for you during the next storm. You can easily test it by pouring a bucket of water into the pit and making sure that the pump turns on and removes the water from the pit and then automatically shuts itself off within a few seconds.

The last thing you want is to have an sump pump installed in your home only to find that it does not work properly when you need it most. As a full service pluming company, Roto-Rooter plumbers have the skills, materials, and experience necessary to quickly and efficiently install the sump pump for you to ensure that it will perform optimally and can appropriately meet your needs. Along with offering timely services, affordable prices, and dedicated customer service, we also stand behind our work with a no hassle guarantee to ensure that you are completely satisfied.

If you have larger drainage needs, then make sure to mention this to one of our knowledgeable plumbers and they can provide you with more information about which backup options can best accommodate your needs.

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