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Do I Really Need a Sump Pump?

sunny-techniciansThat depends on how much of a rush you get from taking risks, we suppose. If you ask us, however, it is always best to play it safe when it comes to your property and to your plumbing system. That is why we say that it is imperative to have a sump pump in Las Vegas. No, sump pumps are not just for those areas where heavy snowfall means rapidly melting snow or where tropical, seasonal storms are the norm.

Flooding can occur for a number of reasons, sometimes due to problems with your plumbing system itself. If a pipe bursts in your home, or if a there is an issue with the water main that results in flooding in your neighborhood, you are going to wish that you had prepared if you decided against the need for a sump pump. When you let The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas handle your sump pump services, you can count on protecting your home and your property in such situations.

A Quick, Automated Response

When it comes to an issue like flooding in your home’s lowest level, you certainly don’t want to wait until after the flooding occurs to start dealing with the problem. When you have a reliable sump pump professionally installed, you don’t have to worry about that. In fact, because the sump pump provides an automated response to the problem, you don’t even have to worry about being near your home.

How It Works

No, you don’t need to activate your sump pump with a smart phone or anything like that. Technology such as smart thermostats are great for dealing with your HVAC system when you are away, but sump pumps keep it simpler. Basically, a simple float switch is activated when water levels in the sump pit hit a certain level. The sump pump runs, pumping water out of the pit and away from your home, until the water level drops to the appropriate point once more.

Added Precautions

Simple does not mean foolproof. You need to know that your sump pump will be there for you when you need it most, so you need to know that it is functioning properly at all times. That means that you have to test it, since it is not the type of system that runs regularly. So how do you test your sump pump? Just pour a bucket of water or two into the pit. If the sump pump doesn’t activate as it should, then you need service.

Also, you may want to consider investing in a battery-powered backup sump pump. It may seem like overkill, but if you find yourself in a position where your home is flooded,  it is very possible that the power will be out, too. Sump pumps may be very dependable overall, but only when they have a power source attached to them!

Contact us with any questions that you may have. Bright and Shiny and Won’t Show Our Hiney.

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