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Does Your Home Need a Sump Pump?

Most plumbing systems are designed to bring water into your home for drinking, bathing, cleaning, flushing, and other uses. However, there is a plumbing system that is specifically designed to keep out water that you don’t want. And if you ever deal with a wet basement, it’s one that you should consider having installed in your home.
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Today, we’re going to talk about sump pumps – what they are, how they work, and signs you may need one.
What does a sump pump do?
Water has a way of finding its way to the lowest point of the ground. Unfortunately, that means it often ends up uninvited to below-grade indoors spaces such as basements. A sump pump is designed to divert water away before it ends up inside. 
A sump pump is submerged into a basin that is dug below the floor level of the basement. Water that is either rising up from the water table or seeping down from the ground ends up in the low-lying basin. Once the basin fills to a …