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What is a Sump Pump and Do You Need One?

sump pumps

Since many of us are spending more time at home, we are happy to have the opportunity to teach you more about plumbing! This is a great time to take the kids around your home and teach them some practical information as well.

A sump pump is an actual pump that pushes water up and out of your home to prevent floods. It collects ground water from either under your house or from a drain in the stairwell. Sometimes it collects water from both! Sump Pump

Your sump pump can be found in your basement or crawlspace, usually located somewhere out of the way. It is in the ground in a pit that is around 15-20 gallons deep with a lid on it. You will see two pipes coming out of that lid that discharge water out of your home.

We recommend you have your sump pump checked once a year and replaced every 5-7 years. We have seen pumps last from 1-15 years. If this pump fails, that water from those areas may very well end up in your basement and cause a flood. This is especially important in rainy weather, such as a typical Spring in our area. If your power goes out and you don’t have a battery back-up system, the sump pump will stop working as it is plugged in like a normal appliance. This could be catastrophic in a bad rain storm.

Here at DB's we supply Zoeller brand pumps, including a Zoeller battery back-up system. We offer a 1-year full warranty for our standard sump pumps and additional warranties for some of the different pumps we offer. If you’re interested, just give us a call and we ensure you don’t have any sump pump issues.

*A note about COVID-19*: DB’s Plumbing & Drain is an essential business to the community and will remain open for the foreseeable future.

Our livelihoods involve sanitation and cleanliness on a regular basis, so this is nothing new to us. We will continue to wear gloves and booties in your homes, we will limit physical contact with our customers and other team members, and we will use disinfectant spray and wipes in our shop and in our trucks. We are aware of CDC guidelines and take them seriously. We are here for you and will continue to be as long as it is possible to stay open and address your plumbing needs. Plumbing doesn’t stop being a necessity in times of crisis and we want to continue to serve you as long as we can. Thank you for trusting us.