A sump pump is a device that pumps water out of your basement or crawlspace. It is typically installed near the lowest point in your house and is connected to drains on the floor.
1) Where can I install it?
They are typically installed in your sump pump basin, the large tank you see behind sump pits. Some people like to put decorative rocks or plants around their sump pit, but it’s important not to obstruct the sump pump because of a power outage.
2) How does this work?
When the sump pump with electronic sensor detects water, it will turn on and operate for more than 24 hours. If everything goes as planned, you should never experience any issues with one! In general, they’re straightforward gadgets that don’t need a lot of maintenance. Just make sure to keep them clean to function adequately; remember that stuff happens no matter how thorough you are.
3) How much does it cost?
The sump pump itself varies in price, but they’re usually not more than $100. In addition to the sump pump, there are a few other things you can purchase that will make your life easier if water does end up coming into your basement:
– An alarm system
– A battery backup
Consult a trusted professional for more information.