What is a Sump Pump?
A sump pump is a naturally constructed pit that is installed at the lowest part of your home. Its purpose is to collect and remove all the water that passes through your foundation walls.
How Does a Sump Pump Collect Water?
The Sump pump is connected to two sets of pipes. The first pipe is called weeping tile, and it sits at the footing of the home. Weeping tile collects water through small perforated areas and directs it to the sump pump. The sump pump then stores that water and pushes it outside of your home.
How Do I Know if my Sump Pump is Broken?
Key signs of a malfunctioning sump pump are:
Musty/ Damp Smell
Visible Mold/ Mold Smell
Stuck Float Switch
Remember: Sump Pumps are connected to pipes that run outside of the home. Cold weather can create freezing in the system and cause major damage.
It is very important to consistently check your sump pump throughout the winter.
Sump Pump Battery Backups
Sump pumps are a great tool used to keep water out of a basement. The purpose of a sump pump is to collect and force water out of your home, keeping your basement dry.
That being said, sump pumps are only beneficial when they are working, that is why Nusite Contractors Ltd. offers battery backup systems.
Installing a battery backup system for your sump pump provides a second layer of protection in case of a power outage.
Nusite Contractors Ltd. can install a battery back up the system during the sump pump installation process or at a later date.
Many homeowners overlook the battery backup system due to an initial increase in cost, however, the system can reduce the opportunity for expensive water damage issues in the future.