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When it comes to keeping your basement dry a sump pump is the tool for the job. Water collects in a crock which is generally fed by drain tiles underneath your basement floor; essentially groundwater from around your home. Once the water in the crock reaches a certain level the float on the pump activates and the water is pumped out of the home, keeping your basement from flooding. If you are looking for a reliable Plumber In Rochester, Main Line Plumbing is the one to call!
A proper functioning sump pump is essential, without it your home could be in danger of flooding. Sump pumps are fairly simple machines but they are not bulletproof. On average a homeowner will replace their sump pump at least once. Homes with more saturated surrounding soil means the sump pump will work harder throughout its life and therefore will need to be replaced more often.
When to Replace
If your sump pump is not turning on when the water level in your crock rises, this is a good sign that something is wrong. Most commonly the motor will burn out or the float mechanism becomes faulty beyond repair.
Heavy rains and melting snow will increase ground saturation and increase the chances of basement flooding. Make sure your pump is in good working order and if it's not give us a call.