The winter season is just about here and that means snow, ice, and sleet. The upcoming holidays already put enough stress on your plumbing, that it’s easy to forget about one very important appliance in the basement. Your sump pump works to relocate excess water away and out of your basement, preventing flooding and other structural water damage. While battling to stay warm and keep your house intact, it’s easy to overlook one appliance, but a damaged sump pump could mean a literal ice rink in your basement. Here are some signs to look for when considering sump pump repair.
Sump pumps serve the very important purpose of helping to prevent flooded property. They’re typically installed in the basements or below-ground levels of a home or business and work to collect water in a sump basin, or pit, and then force the water safely away from the structure so that the property doesn’t flood. While sump pumps are perhaps most common in residential homes, they’re also useful in marine vessels and commercial buildings as well.