A flooded foundation can happen to just anyone, the reckless and the careful all alike. This is why you are always going to need a working sump pump readily. A sump pump will always fill in for you in an emergency of a flooded foundation. But how about when your lovely sump pump fails? It can really get bad and your erstwhile savior sump pump can even incite a flooding on its own. Now the question is what makes a sump pump fail? And when such failure occurs, what are you going to do to remedy the situation?
Primarily, sump pump in its very nature is a mechanical facility. For this, it is always going to at one point be inflicted with a fault or malfunction. In most cases, the failure of the pump is triggered by a corresponding power failure. The situation gets quite miserable when you consider the sad development of sump pump out there in the market diving down in quality.
Aside from the unimpressive design of most sump pumps today, there is the fault of poor installation which can make your sump pump vulnerable to further failure. Now we are going to examine the commonest ways sump pumps do fail and how we can get them fixed.
The most common case of a sump pump failing is when the sump pump is overburdened past its working capacity. There could be a situational crisis of a wet basement where the sump pump may not have the adequate capacity to handle the overwhelming quantity of water that is pouring in. Such situations are more commonly encountered when it rains heavily. The plastic kind of the sump pump is more prone to failure especially burning out. So how can you remedy this? Well the most general solution you can resort to in this circumstance is to get a new sump pump; an upgrade most likely. Also, you can complement the capacity of your already existing sump pump by installing other sump pumps in more strategic areas of your basement.
In other times, your sump pump seems to be in good working condition but all still there is no water in the sump pit. This is a strong indicator of the fact that the installation process of your sump pump was not appropriately executed as it is more likely that there is no adequate connection between the drainage and the pump. There should be such a close bromance between the sump and the drainage. For the best working condition of your sump pump, there should be an internal installation of the drain tile in coherence with your basement’s external perimeter or better still its inside perimeter. In the circumstance where your drain tile is clogged, there would be an inconsistent diversion of water which is sure to give your basement further flooding problems to battle with.
A flooding basement should be promptly remedied and adequately restored. If you allow such flooding basements to go unresolved, the damages may eventually spill to your foundation.
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