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Sump Pump Maintenance & Services for Residential Properties by JC Plumbing

Basically, a sump pumps serves the purpose of removing groundwater that accumulates around someone’s house.  Sump pumps are ideal for those parts of the country that experience heavy rain and are necessary for houses built on flat or low-lying areas. Sump pumps can save you thousands of dollars which will be spent due to damage when flooding occurs;sump pumps provide everyday protection from groundwater and accumulated moisture.

Sump pumps are normally used where basement flooding happens regularly and to remedy dampness where the water table is above the foundation of a home. Sump pumps serve the function of sending water away from a house to any place where it is no longer problematic, such as a municipal storm drain or a dry well.

Sump pumps are usually hardwired into a home’s electrical system. They may even have a battery backup. The home’s pressurized water supply powers some pumps, eliminating the need for electricity at the expense of using potable water, potentially making them more expensive to operate than electrical pumps and creating an additional water disposal problem. Since a sump basin may overflow if not constantly pumped, a backup system is important for cases when the main power is out for prolonged periods of time.

Generally, there are two types of sump pumps; the pedestal and submersible. The pedestal pump’s motor is mounted above the sump, where it is more easily serviced, but is also more conspicuous. The pump impeller is driven by a long, vertical extension shaft and the impeller is in scroll housing in the base of the pump. The submersible pump is entirely mounted inside the sump, and is specially sealed to prevent electrical short circuits.

Sump pump systems are also used in industrial and commercial applications to control water table-related problems in surface soil. An artesian aquifer or periodic high water table situation can cause the ground to become unstable due to water saturation. As long as the pump functions, the surface soil will remain stable. These sumps are typically ten feet in depth or more; lined with corrugated metal pipe that contains perforations or drain holes throughout.

Sump pumps are the ideal pumps for the basic home use, this is because the sump pumps ensure that water is available at whatever time of the day or night within the homestead. Also, sump pumps also are cost efficient and do not make the owners pay more than is necessary in terms of bills.