Sump Pumps: Importance in Your Home

It’s a good idea to have a sump pump installed if you have a basement! Additionally, it is important to ensure it’s never broken, especially if you keep valuables in your basement or use it as a living space. Issues with your sump pump could lead to standing water, costing you thousands of dollars in the long run.

How does a sump pump help prevent standing water in your basement? Angie’s List provides this easy to understand summary below:

The word “sump” refers to the lowest point, which in a house is the watery pit in the basement where the pump is placed. The water level you see in the sump well represents the groundwater level around your house. When the level rises to the point set by the sensor, the pump is activated and works until the level drops below the sensor line.

There are two types of sump pumps – pedestal and submersible.

Pedestal pump: sits on a pedestal outside of the water collection well with a sensor dropped into the water.

Submersible sump pump: self-contained and is designed to float in the water pit. A submersible pump can be expected to last anywhere from five to 15 years, while pedestal models may last twice as long.

Barker and Sons has the experience and tools to diagnose and fix any sump pump problems you have. Don’t even have a sump pump? Call us at (714) 630-8766 and we’ll get one installed!