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There are many things homeowners don’t know about owning a home and a majority of the time sump pumps are one of those things. Sump pumps are usually installed underneath the floor of basements and crawl spaces so they are closest to the ground so they can collect ground water that collects underneath the home. This is essential when you have long periods of rain in a day or many days of rain, or even a lot of melting snow. Ground water can easily rise through the cracks in the foundation in your home during long periods of rain and cause water damage. The sump pump collects that water before it can damage your home and redirects it away from your home! 

Not every home needs one but if you have a basement/ crawl space that experiences wetness and moisture you should consider having a sump pump installed. According to the American Society of Home Inspectors, more than 60% of homes do experience ground wetness and moisture and should consider installing a sump pump! 

Why Do Sump Pumps Fail

Sump Pump Failures

There are a few reasons that sump pumps fail including; the power going out, the motor over-heating, the switch gets stuck, flooding, and pieces breaking in general.

When it comes to sump pumps failing it does not seem like a big deal, but when it isn’t working you will know, and realize how important it is that it works. Of course, you can’t predict the future or know every scenario that could cause your sump pump to fail but you can attempt to prepare the best that you can by knowing the most common instances in which a sump pump does fail. For instance, if you don’t have a battery backup and the power goes out, your sump pump will fail. If you are experiencing heavy rain or snow melting the sump pump motor can over-heat and fail. Flooding can also make your sump pump fail simply because it will not have anywhere to go with the water. Lastly, like most everything else, parts can get old and break after time and the best thing to prepare for that is to have a good plumber number on hand!