The spring season is on its way, and heavy rainfall could put your home’s
basement at risk of flooding. To ensure that you are not faced with a
water damage emergency, schedule a sump pump inspection with
your local Arlington plumbing company. With a properly functioning sump pump, you can rest assured that your
home will be protected from an unexpected flood. In order to highlight
the importance of sump pump maintenance, here is a look at some important
information about your home’s sump pump.
Determining Whether You Need a Sump Pump
If your home is not already equipped with
a sump pump, you should ask your plumbing company whether a sump pump is needed for
your home. Typically any home that is equipped with a basement or crawlspace
area will need a sump pump installation. In the event of a flood, the
sump pump will protect your basement and foundation from water damage.
How Sump Pumps Work
In order to pump water out of your basement, a sump pump relies on the
principle of centrifugal force. Once water enters your basement area,
it will flow into an area called the sump pit. When water is in the sump
pit, the sump pump will automatically activate and begin pumping water
out of the basement.
Scheduling Sump Pump Maintenance
In order to ensure that your sump pump is ready to protect your home in
case of flooding, schedule sump pump maintenance on a semi annual basement.
Your Arlington plumbing professional will inspect your pump to ensure
that it is functioning properly.
If you are in need of sump pump or plumbing services, contact All Plumbing
Inc. We provide the Arlington area with a full range of plumbing services,
including hydrojetting, drain cleaning, and water main repair. To set
up a plumbing appointment for your home, call us at (703) 525-7973.