A sump pump is a device that is used to remove water that has accumulated in a sump pit. The water is typically pumped out of the pit and away from the home or business to avoid flooding.
Sump pumps are typically installed in a sump pit, which is a hole that is dug in the basement floor. The pit is usually lined with a plastic or metal liner to prevent water from seeping into the basement. A sump pump is placed in the pit and connected to a power source. When water accumulates in the pit, the pump turns on and pumps the water out of the pit and away from the home or business.
Sump pumps are typically installed in homes or businesses that are located in areas that are prone to flooding. The pump helps to remove water from the basement or crawl space so that it does not accumulate and cause flooding.
Sump pumps should be tested monthly to ensure that they are working properly. Most manufacturers recommend that the pump be tested before the start of the rainy season.