OPERATING PRINCIPLES OF A SUMP PUMP

If you live in an area with a high water table or one that experiences heavy rains, a sump pump serves an essential function: removing excess moisture from your basement or crawlspaces. A sump pump stops expensive water damage problems, protects your belongings, reduces humidity, and prevents the development of dangerous molds and mildews.

Sump pumps require professional installation to make sure that they work correctly at removing water from your home and placing it in the wastewater system. A poorly installed sump pump in Teaneck, NJ is as bad as no sump pump at all, so always look to experienced plumbing professionals when you need installation.

If you need a sump pump installed or serviced contact our team at BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc., where excellent customer service is our #1 priority.

The basics of sump pump operation

Sump pumps come in two standard models: pedestal and submersible. Both work from similar principles, however, and both require a sump, an excavated spot with a gravel base inside your basement that draws and collects water. Whether the sump sits on a pedestal above the sump and draws water through a line (pedestal pump) or it sits down within the sump and directly draws the water into its pump (submersible pump), it needs to have a deep enough sump to allow it a sufficient amount of water to drain.

A sump pump activates when the water in the sump rises high enough to activate a float or pressure sensor. Water then flows through a pipe past a check valve (to prevent the water from running back out) from the action of a centrifugal pump. An impeller spins to move the water toward the side of the pipe, and this causes an area of low-pressure to form in the center of the pipe. The water in the sump, which is at a higher pressure than the area in the pipe, now rushes in to fill the empty space, where the force of the spinning impeller pushes it out through the pipe and into the wastewater system of the home.

Sump pumps use electricity to run, so you don’t need to worry about using an extra energy source. You do need to worry about keeping the power system from the water, and this is another reason to always have professionals handle sump pump installation.

When you call BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc. regarding a sump pump in Teaneck, NJ, our plumbers will find out whether a submersible or pedestal pump is the right match for your home, determine how powerful it needs to be, and then take care of creating the sump in the right spot and installing the pump so it works efficiently. We will also handle maintenance and any repairs you may need to keep your sump pump operating for many years.

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