Sump Pump Sump Pump

A sump pump can be found at the bottom of the sump hole in your basement. It is a pump used to get rid of all of the water that builds up on your basement floor. To make sure that your basement doesn’t flood, you will want to make sure that you are operating the sump pump correctly.

• The pump should in hole at least 25-30 inches deep, and the hole should be in the lowest part of the basement.
• There should a pipe for the pump to discharge water in a place far from the house’s foundation.
• Make sure that the pump is plugged into a 20 amp circuit that is wired to a GFCI breaker.
• Fill the sump with water until it is a few inches above the sump pump. It should kick on to get rid of the water. Make sure there are no leaks while it is operating.

Fixing Your Sump Pump

If the sump pump does not appear to be working correctly you might be able to fix it yourself. Unplug the sump pump and open it to clean out the inside, the valve, and the piping. When you are done, reconnect it and test it again to check that it runs.

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