We get plenty of rain in Teaneck, NJ, and that often leads to flooding problems for many homeowners. If the threat of flooding is a once- or twice-only occurrence, you do you best to keep your property dry and call your insurance company when it’s all over. But what happens when you’re threatened with flooding every year? In those cases, you need reliable protection year in and year out: the kind of thing you can count on no matter when the rains start to fall. In those cases, we strongly recommend installing a sump pump in the basement of your home. Here’s a quick breakdown on how it works.
KEEPING YOUR BASEMENT DRY
The sump pump is usually placed in a pit dug specifically for it at the lowest point of your home, usually the basement. That’s where the water gathers, flowing into the pit and activating the pump. (Some pumps require manual activation, in which case you should check regularly once the rain starts falling. When the pump activates, an impeller (which resembles a fan) begins to turn, pulling the water into the pump then pushing it against the sides of a pipe. Its also reduces the pressure in the center of the pipe, which pulls the water up and out of your home. It leaves things high and dry, and should protect your home from any and all kinds of flooding.
PROPER INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE IS IMPORTANT
A sump pump only works when it’s properly installed, however, which means more than just choosing the right spot,. You need to make sure the pump has an appropriate power source and that the drain pipe can eject the water properly. You need to ensure the pump is powerful enough to handle any flooding in your home, and you need a service to keep it repaired and maintained so it’s ready to go when you need it.
Call BZ Dependable today for sump pump installation and service.