A properly running sump pump could end up being the one thing between you and a flooding problem.
In properties with basements or crawl spaces, drainage tubes typically surround the foundation. This network of tubes redirect ground water into a drainage tank or "sump". It is in this sump where you "sump pump" is located.
Once the water in the basin reaches a certain level, the sump pump is activated and pumps the water out through a discharge pipe.
It depends on the make and model; but, on average, a sump pump will need to be replaced every 7 to 10 years (on average). The life span of your sump pump depends on the quality of the pump and the frequency of its use.
Most sump pumps are covered by a 1-3 year warranty (The Liberty sump pumps we recommend are backed by a 3-year warranty).
If you are having issues with your sump pump, it ends up being much more cost effective to replace it with a newer, more efficient model (then to try and fix the existing unit).
If your sump pump is near the end of its useful life, it might not be worth trying to squeeze another year out of it (and risk potential flood damage).
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Any property that has areas located underground (such as basements, crawl spaces, and cellars) needs a sump pump.
A tank is strategically located at the lowest point of a basement, crawl space, or cellar. Water flows into the tank and collects there. When water reaches a certain level, it triggers a float, and the sump pumps pump the water out of the tank.
Most sump pump drainage tanks come in sizes between 15 and 25 gallons of water holding capacity.
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