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Few things are more frustrating than standing water in your basement. It’s damaging, dangerous and just plain unpleasant, so it’s clear that homeowners in this situation need to solve the problem as quickly as possible. Current plumbing technology offers a number of options, but by far the most effective way to keep water out of your basement is with a sump pump.
If you’re at the point where a sump pump is a necessary addition to your home, contact Bayonet Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. The years of experience under the belts of our Pasco County area sump pump technicians means they can stop basement leaks in their tracks and remove the water produced by them with the best sump pump technology on the market. Give us a call to schedule sump pump services in Pasco County, FL and the surrounding area.
How Sump Pumps Work
Sump pumps are important because they provide a last line of defense against a sudden rise in water levels on your property. Water tables change, construction alters ground levels, and severe storms could douse your area with inches of precipitation. In any of these cases, water might suddenly find its way into your basement and you need a reliable solution designed to keep it dry.
Sump pumps are often installed in a sump pit in your basement. This pit is built where the water table is the highest and your basement is the lowest, ensuring natural flow of water beneath your foundation into the pit.
Once the water reaches a certain level in the sump pit, the pump will come on automatically and remove the water through an outlet. The outlet should not be directed to the municipal sewer as this is against regulations in most cities and towns. If you have an existing sump pump that was in your home when you moved in, have it inspected to ensure this isn’t the case.
Another important part of a sump pump is the battery backup. Sump pumps are usually powered by your electrical system. During a storm, the risk of power outage or shortage is high. It’s a good idea to have a battery backup in place to keep the pump running throughout such outages.
Sump Pump Options
When you decide to have a sump pump installed, you have two options. The first is a pedestal sump pump, which sits above the pit to make it easier to service. This type of sump pump is often more in the way, but they are much easier to fix and maintain if something goes wrong. The second type is a submersible unit. Submersible sump pumps are sealed tightly against electrical shortage and placed in the sump pit. They may require additional effort to reach for maintenance, but they are often more effective and less intrusive if you have a finished basement.
If you’re tired of the constant risk of flooding in your basement, a sump pump may be the most important purchase you make for your home. The Pasco County, FL area sump pump experts at Bayonet Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning can help you sort through your options and select the right pump for your home. One you’ve chosen a pump we’ll install it and always be available for service calls.