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How to install Sump Pump?

A sump pump is a submersible pump. It sits at the bottom of a sump pit. It is typically installed at the lowest point in your basement or crawl space. The groundwater that is surrounding your home’s foundation is channeled into a perimeter drain system. The drain system is installed at the base of the foundation.

Water finds its way into the perforated drainpipes and is quickly diverted to the sump pit. The sump pump, which is triggered by a float switch, removes the water by pumping it to the nearest storm drain, dry well or detention pond. When water inside the sump pit reaches a pre-determined level, the sump pump turns on.

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Sump Pumps: Introduction and Installation

One of the most aggravating and destructive problems many homeowners deal time and again in their homes is the Groundwater. You need to install Sump Pump in order to save your home from being destroyed by water.

Sump Pump Installation

During the heavy rainfall, excess water enters a basement area. This damages our properties. If we install a sump pump in our basement, then we can save our properties. This year, let us act in advance by digging a pit for a sump basin. We know our property is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Thus,  we must do something before the water damages our properties.  So we must follow the following steps to install a sump pump.

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Lowest-Lying Area

According to the plumbers, we should dig a pit for sump basin at the lowest area of a basement. In addition to this, it should be located near the wall so that we can easily place a discharge pipe for easy plugging of a sump pump in GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter)

Dig a Pit in a Basement Area

After determining an area of a sump basin, a place for a discharge pipe, and a location for GFCI, we have to mark on a floor the base of a sump basin with a permanent marker. Then, put this sump basin into a square- shape pit.  Then fill gaps with soil or gravel.

Install a Discharge Pipe

According to the instruction, we have to install a check valve and other things to install a sump pump.

Everest Drain and Plumbing is the best plumbing service in Toronto and also a top drain service in the Toronto Area. We are certified backflow prevention Toronto Specialists. Our experts are not new to a sump pump installation. If you are interested in anything and want more information; contact us at 416-383-7378 or

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