Sump pumps often do their jobs in the spring and the summer, when we see heavy rains here in Bergen County, NJ and the risks of a flood in your home increase. That makes now the perfect time to install a new sump pump, when demand is down and you have the time to plan out an installation at leisure. Keeping your home safe and dry is what a sump pump is supposed to do, and with the time afforded you before the rains start next spring, you can ensure that such an investment is well worth your time and effort.
HOW DOES A SUMP PUMP WORK?
Sump pumps come in two basic models: pedestal models, which place their motor on top of a small stand to keep it above the water, and submersible models, which are designed to be placed in a pit that collects the water before moving it. Either way, the operating principles remain the same. An impeller draws the water into the center of the pump and centrifugal force then pulls the water up through a pipe and safely out of your home. Some sump pumps are designated to be activate with a switch, while others activate automatically when they detect the rising floodwaters. Either way, they ensure that floodwaters don’t damage your home or furnishings: providing an extra layer of protection for your property.
QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED
The decision to install a sump pump is a fairly easy one. More challenging are the specifics of installation, including the type of sump pump, the location in your home, the proximity to both a clear exit for the pipes. All of these questions can be discussed and planned at leisure with a trained professional now, leaving you plenty of time to set up your installation and ensure that it goes o0ff without a hitch.
Contact BZ Dependable for more information on sump pump installation and repair!