Installing a sump pump is not a quick do it yourself project. Talk with a local licensed plumber and they'll be able to explain everything involved. You'll quickly realize that It's best to have an experienced professional install a sump pump.
The short answer is no. While you typically do not need a permit to install a sump pump, you may want to verify with your local building department as requirements can very from municipality to the next. To ensure you have the right sump pump for your property, consult with a local licensed plumber.
Often times a broken sump pump isn't obvious until you need it. You should refer to the manual that came with your sump pump for maintenance recommendations. As a general rule, you should inspect your sump pump once per year. If you're not sure how to inspect your sump pump contact a local plumber.
A sump pump is a pump that automatically pumps excess water away from your home to prevent flooding. Sump pumps are typically installed in a hole in your basement floor, called the "pit" or "basin".
If you live in an area that is susceptible to excess rain or snow, a sump pump is a smart investment as it will help prevent flooding in your home. If you're not sure if you need one, consult a local licensed plumber. They will be familiar with the area you live in and can advise you accordingly.
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