If you don’t like the weather this spring, just wait five minutes and it’ll change! Wet weather is definitely to be expected during the spring months. That’s why it’s important to know that your sump pump is in good working order. Your sump pump is your home’s first line of defense against heavy spring rains, localized flooding, and any seasonal event that can result in water in the basement.
The value of having a sump pump in Holliston is that a good working sump pump will remove water from your basement before it can accumulate to a dangerous level. Water in the home is bad news: it will damage your possessions, and, left unchecked can cause serious damage to electrical and heating systems. In the worst case scenario, water damage can cause structural damage to your home.
If you need sump pump replacement, call you Holliston plumber. Every home is different, and your Holliston plumber will take into account the design of your home, surrounding environmental conditions, and other factors before helping you choose the right sump pump for your home. There are two types of sump pumps. Submersible sump pumps are installed on or below floor level, while pedestal sump pumps have the pump motor elevated approximately 30″ from the floor.
The usable life of a sump pump can vary tremendously based on a number of factors. If you continually have water in your basement and use your sump pump on a daily basis, a sump pump can last only a few years, whereas a drier home that seldom floods could use the same sump pump for decades. To test your sump pump, simply pour a quantity of water into the sump pit where your sump pump is installed. If it comes on quickly, and quietly removes all of the water, you’re good to go. If the sump pump does not come on, or functions noisily or slowly, it’s time to call your plumber for Holliston sump pump replacement.