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How Does a Sump Pump Work?

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

Has your home ever flooded? Sump pumps are what help prevent this from happening to your home. They help to keep out any groundwater intrusions from coming through and causing damage to your home. 

What do sump pumps do?

The main purpose of a sump pump is to send water away from your home to a place where it won’t cause any problems. It collects water coming into a building from rain, melting snow, etc, and leads it out. Without a sump pump, your home may flood, or build up high levels of water and moisture. These can be damaging to your home and the things within it. 

How exactly does it work?

A sump pump is typically located on the bottom floor of a home to prevent flooding. Its purpose is to collect water and dispose of it, but how exactly does it do that? All of the water collected from the sump pump is drained into pits beneath it. The water is then pumped from those pits away from the home’s foundation, whether it's to a drain or elsewhere. A sump pump isn’t always running because the amount it does depends on the amount of water and moisture your home has that needs to be drained. 

Next time it rains just know that your sump pump is doing its job to protect your home. Here at SERVPRO of Portage County, we want to ensure you and your home's safety. 

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