This is what root infiltration looks like in your sump pump.

Make sure your pump is clean so that it is operating efficiently to keep up with the bad weather coming in the next couple of days. The ground is saturated from snow and last week’s heavy rains, so expect your pump to be working overtime.

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Read these tips on sump pumps.

Different types of sump pumps
  • Optional battery back-up – some models offer an additional battery back-up feature that ensures that the sump pump can continue operating during power outages.
  • Pressure sensor – sump pumps have pressure sensors that activate the pump when the water in the sump pump basin reaches a pre-determined level.
  • Plastic sump basin – sump pumps are installed in a perforated, heavy-duty plastic sump bin that is connected to a French drain system. The plastic sump basin should be covered with an airtight cover to prevent potential accidents.
  • Battery-powered sump pump alarm – a battery-operated alarm is installed into the sump pump basin cover and the alarm will sound if the water rises to above the top level of the pump.
  • Centrifugal pump – the centrifugal pump forces water through the drainage pipes and thereby removes water from the sump pump basin.
  • Sump pump check valve – a check valve that is installed in the drain line prevents water from flowing back into the sump pit.
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