When a severe storm hits, homeowners may experience excess water in their basements, or the lower levels of their home. A sump pump can help protect your property by controlling water and keeping your home dry.
Sump pumps are used primarily in the northern United States. They are typically found in the lowest part of a house, such as a basement. A sump pump is 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.
Once installed, it is important to consider the following maintenance tips to help ensure your sump pump is ready when you need it.*
Most homeowners policies do not cover water in the basement. If you own a sump pump, consider obtaining optional coverage for water backup or sump discharge or overflow.