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Protect Yourself Against Spring Floods with a Sump Pump

Winter is coming to an end, and here in Evansdale, IA, that means rains and flooding will be here soon. Heavy rain is part and parcel of the Midwest, but when it floods your basement or other part of your property, it can be a huge problem to clean up and repair the damage. The solution is to install a sump pump at the lowest point in your property, which can safely remove floodwater as it enters your property. A quality plumber is needed to perform the installation, but if you schedule a session now, before the rains start in earnest, your new sump pump will be ready to go when you need it. Here’s how it works.

How Sump Pumps Operate

Most sump pumps are placed in small pits, called sump pits, placed at the lowest point of your home. the technician is needed to connect it to a power source and set up the pipe that will carry the water out of your home. When water starts to fill the pit, a floater activates the pump. Centrifugal force pulls the water into the system, then ejects it through the pipe. It runs as long as water is flowing into the pit, and shuts off only when your property is safe from damage.

The Right Company Makes all the Difference

A good installation is very important to getting your sump pump off on the right foot, but sump pumps need periodic maintenance just like any other appliance. Otherwise, they may fail in the middle of a crisis, which is what they’re set up to prevent. In addition to scheduling an installation session, set up an annual maintenance call before the rainy season begins, helping you ensure that your property is completely covered when the rains start to fall.

Call Dalton Plumbing, Heating and Cooling for sump pump services.

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