Whether you live way up north or deep down-south, if you have a basement under your home, you are going to be prone to flooding. One of the worse things you can do is move into a new home and fail to check the basement for a submersible pump, or sump-pump as some will call it. In this article, I want to touch down on some tips that will prevent you from ever having to worry about a flooded basement, and point out some of the reason you should be making use of a submersible pump in your home.
When a basement is prone to flooding from the outer elements that we have no control over – whatsoever, there can be a lot of damage done to our belongings and personal property that may be stored down below. However, If just moving into a new home, it is very important to check the basement for a submersible pump when doing the walk of the house, so that you can plan ahead of time and have a pump installed before moving your property in. The last thing you want to do is wake up during a storm and have to face the fact that your belongings are ruined, and there will be a lot of work to be done in order to clean things up – not to mention the damage that the storm has left behind.
If you are a licensed plumber or have connections with someone that has experience in the trade, you should have no problem when checking your home for a properly installed submersible sump-pump. Although, many or you may not have any experience at all in this line of work, so I decided to write up a few pointers that will hopefully help and lead you in the right direction.
First off, if you have no idea what a submersible pump is, I can tell you that is a contraption that pumps water or liquid up and out of a flooded area and into some type of drain or lake. Many homeowners have them installed in their basements, due to flooding and other elements that may cause water to surface down below a home. If you are not sure what a submersible pump looks like, you can call a specialist that will more then likely come out and help you locate it – if you have one. If there is not such pump installed or you are working with a faulty pump that may need repaired, a submersible pump specialist can help you with repairs and purchasing a quality pump for your home.
A few of the top companies in the industry are Little Giant, Gould, and Blue Angel Pump Company. There are a handful of local businesses carrying submersible pumps, so doing a little research will help you locate a distributor in your area.