What Does A Sump Pump Do?

A flood in the basement? Not again! Sound familiar? Lots of homes across
the country deal with major flooding at the tail-end of winter or early
spring each year. Why? Well, if you live in a colder area that receives
substantial snowfall, melting snow and ice is one of the leading factors.
Pair that with spring rains and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.

So, you’re probably wondering at this point what you can possibly
do to either prevent flooding from happening, or how you can possibly
get the water out of your home if it’s already there. The answer
is quite simple — a sump pump.

What is a Sump Pump?

A sump pump is a vital mechanism that works to protect your home and basement
from flooding. Sump pumps remove excess standing water from the basement
or foundation of your home and displace it outside where it can drain
away. This keeps your home safe from water damage, mold growth, and other
problems associated with flooding.

How Does a Sump Pump Work?

Generally speaking, a sump pump system has four main components. The
groundwater collector is a system that utilizes drainage rocks or tiles that carry groundwater
to the sump pump.

There’s a
tank or pit installed in the lowest part of the basement that houses the
pump system. This is where water collects while the pump works to move the liquid
out of the tank through a system of pipes or hoses. Following?

Finally, there’s a
drain outlet where water that is carried out of your home is deposited far away from
your home’s foundation. This helps prevent said water from seeping
back into your home, which would cause the flood to worsen.

Dealing with water in your basement? When you need fast, reliable sump
pump services in Minneapolis or the Twin Cities, look no further than
Hero Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. We’ve been the area’s trusted plumbing company since 1914
and we’ve built our reputation on honesty and integrity. Call us
today at (612) 324-1004.

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