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Sump pumps are present in every household, especially if basement flooding is frequent in the house. A fully functional sump pump is very crucial to keep your home safe from flooding.
A sump pump is responsible for removing the water that gets accumulated in a sump basin. A sump basin is used to collect water from the weeping tile installed throughout the perimeter of the interior or exterior property. During a rainstorm, the sump pump discharges the water safely away from the building. There are different types of sump pumps. Pedestal pumps and submersible pumps are the most common ones in residential homes. Submersible pumps usually sit in the sump wells and mainly operate underwater. Pedestal pumps are less common and louder compared to submersible pumps. The pedestal pump works above the sump well. When the water level rises to a certain level, it activates a float. It signals the pump to turn itself on and begin the water removal process. Some other sump pumps are water-powered pumps and floor sucker pumps. Water-powered pumps are responsible for integrating with the plumbing of the building for dispersing water. Floor sucker pumps are responsible for removing the water from a flooded floor.
Sump pumps regulate the groundwater and prevent it from flooding the building or home. For example, basements usually flood when it rains a lot. Sump pumps control the groundwater and prevent it from entering the building, thereby mitigating the flooding. It saves so much of your frustration, time, and money that you couldn’t save otherwise if you had water damage.
If you don’t have a sump pump, the water will get accumulated in your basement after the flooding. As a result, it might give rise to several moisture problems like dampness, mildew, and mould. These things will lower the value of your house and will minimize the functionality of your basement. Apart from these problems, it will also pose a threat to your health and your family’s health. Moisture problems cause health complications like skin irritation, wheezing, coughing, throat irritation, stuffy nose, etc. People with underlying lung conditions like Asthma, etc., are more likely to suffer severe symptoms. People who are allergic to mould are likely to be at a greater risk while being exposed to mould and dampness. So, it is always a wise choice to go for professional services when it comes to anything that can directly impact your health.
As we have already discussed, having a fully functional sump pump is a must. You should always get professional help if you want to repair your sump pump or install a new one. Our experts at Flood Tech have been repairing and installing sump pumps for years now. The steps involved in the installation of a sump pump is:
Firstly, our experts will find a location for installing the sump pump. This location must be near a Ground Fault Interrupter Outlet for plugging in the sump pump.
Then our experts will dig a hole that will be ten inches wider and 6 inches deeper than the sump. Then our experts are going to fill the bottom of the hole with 3 inches of gravel. Then they will place the sump into the hole.
Then our experts will leave 1″ to 2″ at the top of the exposed sump, and then they will add more gravel surrounding the sump.
Then our experts will take the male adapter and glue it to the PVC discharge pipe. Then they will place it on the pump into the female adapter. Then they will make a 6″ above the pump into the discharge pipe, with the help of a ¼ inch drill. It is known as a weep hole. After turning off the pump, the weep hole makes the water flow back into the pump to keep it primed.
Then our experts will attach the electrical cord of the pump to the discharge pipe with the help of wire ties. Next, they will be installing a check valve (meant for vertical operation) on the discharged pipe’s open end. Then the pump will be placed into the sump before preparing to run the water out of your home.
Our experts will be using pressurized fittings and PVC (11/2 inches) to channel out the pump’s water. The water is then channelled far away from your home.
Then they will be installing the “J” hooks for hanging the PVC from the joists. Then they will be making a hole through the wall that will allow the PVC to run out. They will use a hammer in case it is a block wall. In case it is a brick wall, our experts are going to use a rotary hammer.
There is a hole from which the pipe comes out from your home. Our experts are going to put silicone sealant into this hole. Then they will be completing the connections so that the water runs 4 feet away from your home.
Then our experts will attach an increaser (11/2 inch by 3 inches) on the pipe’s end for spreading out the water flow. Then they will connect the corrugated pipe to the PVC pipe. As a result, the water will get dispensed more.
Then our experts are going to place the gravel surrounding the corrugated pipe to keep it in place. Then our experts will plug in the pump. Then they will be putting the cover over your sump.
So, if your sump pump is not working correctly, you need to repair it as soon as possible. If you don’t have a sump pump at all, you need to install one immediately. So, don’t delay and call us to book your appointment now!
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