Whenever there is a rainstorm, basements get flooded in many areas of the country. Usually, this is because the basement floor is near the level of the groundwater, and the additional rain causes this to rise and seep into the basement. To prevent this from happening, many homes have a sump pump in the basement. The sump pump will be located in a trench underneath the floor level, and when the water rises, this causes the pump to turn on and move the water out and away from your home.
It is important to check that your sump pump works properly so that you won’t be caught with a broken pump when you need it most. A flooded basement can be very costly.
You can test out the functionality of your sump pump by pouring some water into the trench and ensuring that the pump turns on. If it doesn’t, you might need to have it serviced.