Understanding How a Sump Pump Works
The main function of a Sump Pump is to pump the water out of the pit and make your basement or crawlspace dry. Its main function is to drain water that came from heavy rain or leakages. Similarly, in winters there is lot of snow and when the snow melts, the water goes to Sump pits and the Sump Pump turn on automatically.
A sump pump is a simple device that pumps water out of a pit placed below the water grade in your home. This pit is dug usually in the base of the water grade or as the end point of drains installed in or around your basement. When it rains or snow starts to melt, water fills the pit and the sump pump automatically turns on. Some sump pumps are submersible and turn on when a float detects water rising around the device. Others are elevated and have a switch on them that detects the water rising in the pit below.
When the sump pump turns on, the system starts to remove water from the pit, pumping it into a drain pipe that is connected to your sewer line or simply piped outside away from your home. This process effectively removes water beneath your home before it can cause damage.