A sump pump is built in a hole that’s drilled into and beneath the basement floor’s surface. It then acts like a well, gathering up accumulating water from the ground and keeping it from building up enough to flood the basement floor. It does this by sending the water through a pipe to the outdoors.
At Environmental Doctor in Dayton, Ohio, we see many sump pump issues after heavy rains. A large aspect of preventing these sump pump issues involves the regular testing of your sump pump at least annually by either a professional or yourself.
In this video by Dominic Diy, you can see the basics of how a sump pump is supposed to work.
Following these few, simple rules for sump pump maintenance can help prevent costly flooding in homes and basements.
- Your sump pump should be checked regularly and at the very least it should be checked before the spring thaw and rainy season hit.
- Automatic sump pumps are ideal for Dayton homes since they will automatically begin pumping out water if it begins rising.
- If you do have an automatic sump pump, always have a back up pump and power supply in the event that a power outage occurs during a storm.
Here at Environmental Doctor, we offer many services to help prevent flooding in the home. With sump pumps, back up systems and even a great option called “Injection Seal” that can be injected into cracked concrete walls and floors to help prevent water intrusion, the professionals with Environmental Doctor are able to detect and correct your water intrusion and drainage concerns. Prevent costly flooding and contact Environmental Doctor today to schedule your sump pump evaluation.