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Many different homeowners have issues with flooding at some point, for many various reasons. The primary reason that people have issues with flooding is because of their basement. Because it is the lowest part of the home, the basement is naturally more prone to flooding. During heavy snowfall or heavy rains in Toronto, you are going to notice an increase in flooding issues.
One of the better ways to keep the water out of your basement is through a sump pump. If you do not have one installed yet, you may want to find out what the right pump for you is, and what benefits a sump pump installing has.
What is a sump pump?
If you want to learn a bit more about what a sump pump does, you have to break down the words. The word sump refers to something being below ground level. It does not matter if you have a hand pump or electric pump, the key is that it removes or pumps out excess water that is collecting in your basement. There are two types of sump pump: pedestal and submerged. The primary difference here is how the pump functions, and a professional can tell you what the best option is for you.
How does a sump pump work?
The first thing that happens is that there is a large pit dug into the basement floor. This is where the accumulated water is going to collect. This means that instead of the water going all over your basement floor, it goes into the pit. The next step is a floating switch. This automatically turns the pump on when the water gets to a certain level.
Where does the water end up going?
The water can be pumped out one of two ways: there can be a pipe that leads away from the home or you can pump the water into a municipal sewer line. It is important to remember that it may be against municipal code to directly pump the water into the municipal sewer line. This would mean that you have to pipe out the water away from the home or have it be drained into the septic system.
The right installation
If you are serious about buying a sump pump or want to know more about sump pump installing, you should call the professionals at Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing. They have the experience necessary to complete the job the first time around, and they have the expertise to ensure that everything is done professionally. They can even help find the right pump for you.