3C Plumbing installs and replaces sump pumps to help keep your home’s basement dry, prevent flooding and water damage, and control moisture in the air.
How Sump Pumps are Typically Used
Sump Pumps are usually installed when basement flooding is a problem, but are also used to reduce dampness by lowering the water table under the foundation.
- Sump pumps pipe water away from the house to any place where it no longer presents a hazard, such as a municipal storm drain or dry well.
- Older properties may have their sump pumps connected to the sanitary sewer, but this is frowned upon now (and may be against the plumbing code) because it can overwhelm the municipal sewage treatment system.
- In some cases, a sump pump is used when a lower floor is below the sewer lines, to pump greywater or blackwater waste from that floor to the lines.
Usually hardwired into a home’s electrical system, sump pumps may also have a battery backup.
- The home’s pressurized water supply powers some pumps, eliminating the need for electricity.
- Since a sump pit may overflow if not constantly pumped, a backup system is important for cases when the main power is out for prolonged periods of time.
Types of Sump Pumps Available
There are two available categories of sump pumps, Automatic and Manual:
- An automatic sump pump has a switch attached that activates the pump when the water reaches a certain height and turns the pump off when the sump pump has drained the water.
- A manual sump pump must be turned on and off manually.
- Sump pumps may also have battery backups, control panels, and automatic switches amongst other accessories installed to ensure continuous and proper operation.
Learn more: Choosing a Sump Pump
The next time you have a problem with your sump pump, or if you are just tired of dealing with a wet basement and want to have one installed, call (317) 850-5114 for prompt, reliable service.