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Sump Pump Systems: Keeping Your Basement Dry

According to a current study conducted by the American Society of Residence Inspectors, it has actually been revealed that over 60 percent of American homes deal with underground wetness.

The good news is, a sump pump system can aid in solving dampness by keeping the location under the building dry and protect against basement flooding, especially if it is below the water table.

Think about installing a total sump pump system with the following parts:

Sump Pump Container or Liner

A sump pump can work much more effectively if it is installed in a basin or liner, a perforated heavy-duty plastic basin, or an open pit in the basement flooring.

Sump liner is typically connected to a drainage system that runs around the border of the structure.

Battery Backup

A sump pump device that consists of a battery backup capability is recommended for houses in areas that experience regular power outages. This ensures that, your device can still work when electric energy is lost during a major storm.

Floor Drainpipe and Water Watch Alarm System

This is a combo of the most important components of a sump pump device that will immediately set off an alarm system if the water levels in the sump liner breach recommended maximum levels. It is battery powered and is installed on the top of the pump.

Inspect Valve

The check shutoff is another major component that prevents water from ebbing into the pump. It is a one-way sump pump check shutoff.

Discharge Line Security

It is quite common for sump pump release lines to ice up throughout the winter months, however installing a release line protection will make certain that water will release through the line even if the pipe freezes.

About Your Local Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Wilmington DE

Have your basement sump pump installed or repaired by a licensed plumber like Benjamin Franklin Plumbing.  We serve most of Delaware to include Wilmington, Dover, Milford, Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Harrington, Newark, Bear and surrounding areas.