What Is a Sump Pump?
Sump pumps are a building or home’s flood defense system. When they
detect rising water levels, they power on and pump the excess water
outside and away from the building through a drainage pipe. Most sump
pumps are reliable and rarely malfunction. However, it is still a good
idea to keep them regularly maintained to prevent any issues.
If your sump pump fails, water will back up into the basement, which
can cause structural damage, rotting, and mold growth. Not to mention
damaging any furniture or equipment in the flooded area. If you know
that flooding is a problem in your area, regularly inspecting your
sump pump for any issues can help prevent it from failing when you
need it most.