To maintain the efficiency, safety, and useful life of your sump pump, it is important that
your home maintenance program
include the proper maintenance for your sump pump.
A sump pump sucks out rain or waste water from a basement floor, basement floor drains, around
foundations, etc. When the sewer line level is above the basement
floor, a sump pump is required for pumping the water up to the sewer
line level. The way an automatic sump pump works is that when the
water level rises, it pushes up a float that turns on the pump
motor. As the water is pumped out and the float drops down, the
pump motor automatically shuts off. Some sump pump systems have a
backup battery so that the sump pump will still operate during a power failure.
also: Basement, Foundation,
Shown in the "Maintenance" tab above are the recommended routine maintenance tasks for your sump pump. The "Questions / Answers" tab above shows our answers to related questions. And the "Articles" tab above provides links to related informational articles and sources.
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