When a severe storm hits, homeowners may experience excess water in their basements or the lower levels of their home. A sump pump is an important tool that can help protect your property by controlling water and keeping your home dry.
Sump pumps are typically found in the lowest part of a house, such as a basement, and are usually installed by a professional in a specially constructed sump pit. The sump pump’s primary job is to pump water outside and away from the home. There are generally two types of sump pumps, pedestal and submersible.
Once installed, consider the following maintenance tips to help ensure your sump pump is ready when you need it.
Finally, consider obtaining optional coverage for water backup or sump discharge or overflow as most homeowners policies do not cover water in the basement.