A sump pump is a pump that is usually installed in a sump pit. It'll pump water out of your home for you in the event that there is a flood in your home. The pump can last for quite some time, but the only way to know if the pump is working is to check it often. Most people wait until there is an issue to rely on their pump, but there could be a time when it fails at the time when you need it the most. If you aren't sure if you need a new pump, or need a pump in your home at all, read on for a few reasons why you should have one installed.
Your Pump is Old
If you are using an old pump, one that came with your house, or one that you purchased a long time ago, it may be time to replace your pump. An older pump may not hold up the way it should, and could have worn out parts due to the age of the pump. If your pump is old and outdated, it may be time to replace it with a newer model. If your sump pump is older than 10 years, it is time to have a new one installed.
You Need a Backup Pump
If you only have one pump, you should have a second one installed so you have a backup pump. That way if one fails, you have a second one that can back up the first one. It's inevitable that one of those pumps is going to fail, which is why having a second one is so important. If you only have one, you should consider having a second one installed. A secondary pump can also help to pump out water if you have a lot of water coming into your home at once. The first pump may not be able to keep up with the incoming water, and a second one may help to remove the water more quickly.
Your Pump Isn't Working
If you are someone that tests your pump to be sure it's working, and yours isn't, it's time to have it replaced. If you wait until you think you'll need it, or you think you can go without for awhile, you're wrong. Don't wait to replace your pump, have a new one installed immediately to replace the old one.
If you aren't sure if you need a sump pump installed, talk to a sump pump installation company about having one installed for you.