HOW DOES A SUMP PUMP WORK?
One of the primary principles behind a sump pump is water activation. When water leaks into your basement, it will be directed to an area called a sump pit. Your sump pump will be installed at the bottom of the sump pit. As the pit fills with water, the sensors in the sump pump will switch the unit on. Next, your sump pump will begin to pump water out and away from your basement area.
In order to pump water out of your basement, your sump pump will use centrifugal force. On the inside of a sump pump, there is a high-powered motor that spins when the unit turns on. As the motor spins, this action will create a centrifuge inside the sump pump. The centrifuge will draw water out and away through a pipe. Since the centrifuge is extremely powerful, it is highly effective at removing water from the sump pit.
Types of Sump Pumps
When you are planning a sump pump installation, you will have a couple of different types of sump pumps to choose from. Submersible pumps are installed at the base of the sump pit. By contrast, a pedestal pump is installed just above the top of the pit area. Both types of pumps are a great choice for any home.