In September, we talked about what a sump pump is and how it can help remove water from a basement or cellar space in your Brooklyn, NY area home. After the heavy rains that hit Brooklyn and NYC in October, we wanted to dig a little deeper into how a basement sump pump works and how having the proper sump pump or ejector pump for your specific needs can make a difference in keeping your Brooklyn home and property safe and dry.
Most basements and cellar spaces can accommodate an in-ground sump pump. These need to be installed by expert plumbers like our sump pump installation professionals at Petri Plumbing. These are important pieces of equipment and having one installed correctly can ensure that your home and its contents will be protected.
In ground sump pumps are set into your basement floor at a certain depth, and they are equipped with a sensor that activates the pump’s motor when water reaches a certain level. The pump has been outfitted with pipes and valves to help it move the water from your basement to an area outside the home where it is safe for excess water to go, like a lawn or sewer system. Your sump pump should have a one-way valve to prevent water from backing up into the basement or crawl space. At Petri Plumbing, we can advise you as to which sump pump and what size motor you will need to keep your home dry and adequately protect your home from water damage.
Similar to sump pumps, ejector pumps have a motor that pushes water away from the home, but instead, ejector pumps help your home’s sewer lines run smoothly without backups. These pumps are like an added layer of protection for homes that have a bathroom or toilet that is located below grade, below the city’s sewage pipes or the home’s sewage system. No one wants sewage backup into the home.
The professional plumbers at Petri Plumbing are expert sump pump and ejector pump installers and will come to your Brooklyn or NYC home to give you a cost-effective estimate that can help keep your home, your family and your possession safe and dry. Contact us at 718.717.1089 today for more information.
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