Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tips for Installing Backup Sump Pumps

Back up Sump pumps are installed in the basement of any house or building where water  floods quickly and frequently. It is mostly done in places that are low-lying and flood-prone. A sump is a hole dug in the bottom of the floor to drain all water flooding and  the pump removes the water from the premises. It is not difficult to install a sump pump when you follow these tips. 

Before you begin the digging process to install a sump pump, identify the water lines and sewage lines to avoid any damage to these lines. Then, the lowest point of the basement floor should be identified and there should also be an electrical outlet and a exterior wall outlet.  The sump requires to be connected to an electrical outlet with a GFCI circuit. The exterior wall outlet facilitates routing of the outlet pump outside the house.   

Before installation, a line pump has to be installed to enable the sump to be drilled. Ensure that the sump pump and the discharge pipes are connected before installation. A hole should be drilled from the head or the joints of the rim to make room for the discharge pipe. After dry fitting the pipes, those  portions have to be cemented. 

These are some tips for back up sump pumps installation. You can do it on your own or take the help of experts who will be more than willing to do it for you for a fee.

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