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Handy Tip For The Day

Every so often I lift the cover on my sump pump hole and clean out any debris that collect  around the screen on the pump .
I've been to numerous homes with flooded basements . The pump was running ,but the Screen was covered blocking water from entering the pump. Keeping debris out of the screen and keeping the basement floor clean are two things  you can do to ensure smooth operation . On some pumps the screens are on the bottom  while others are on the side . If you have the paper work that came with the pump it helps . 
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In order to clean and maintain your sump pump, you'll want to know a little bit about it first. A sump pump is a machine that moves liquids for drainage. If you live somewhere with a high water table or frequent flooding, you are probably already all too aware of how important a sump pump is to protecting your home from mold and mildew. In order to work, a sump pump goes inside of a sump pit. A sump pit is simply a hole in your crawl space or basement designed to collect water. Once the water in the sump pit reaches a certain height, a floatation device attached to the sump pump is lifted and the pump turns on automatically, pumping water away from your house. Your sump pump requires regular maintenance. If you rarely use it, you should maintain it at least every five years. If you live somewhere that isn't friendly to sump pumps, somewhere sandy or muddy for example, you should service your sump pump yearly.
Tea Party Shill January 25, 2014 at 04:58 PM
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