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As a homeowner in Bentonville, one of the biggest problems you may have is a flood in your home. When this happens, the quickest way to deal with a cleanup is to use a sump pump. A sump pump is effective as it works to suck up all of the water and expel it through a hose that leads away from your house. It is wise to have a sump pump, especially if you reside in an area that is conducive to a flood after a hurricane or other type of storm.

If you have never used a sump pump before, it is important to know exactly how it works. There are two different types of these devices you can get. One is the submersible sump pump and the other is the pedestal sump pump. A submersible type can be used under water, which is useful if you have a great deal of standing water as a result of a flood. A Pedestal sump pump is not meant to be submerged and has a motor on the exterior of the device to prevent it from getting wet.

Keeping these details in mind, it is important to choose the right sump pump for you. If you have previously experienced floods in your house with water that is higher than two inches, you should consider a submersible one. You will also have to consider the horsepower of the machine, and a sump pump with higher horsepower will more effectively move water farther away from your home.

To use your sump pump to clean up after a flood, you will have to assemble the device as per the instructions that come with it. The discharge hose needs to be located in a place where it is safe and legal to let out the water you pick up. Depending on the type of pump you have, you may require an outlet for power or it may come with batteries.
All sump pumps include a sump pit where the device must be placed. You operate your machine when it is in the pit. It will eliminate all of the water from the flood. When you are finished, you should clean out any debris that remains in the sump pit to ensure the pump works properly any time you need to use it in the future.

A sump pump can prevent severe flooding from happening, for more information about sump pumps contact Powell’s Plumbing your trusted  Bentonville plumber. Call us today at 540-636-8196.