If you live in the Bay Area, you most likely need a sump pump

Sump pumps 

Zoeller Sump Pump, one of the most trusted brands in the industry Zoeller Sump Pump, one of the most trusted brands in the industry

Sump Pumps in San Mateo County are used where basement flooding happens regularly and to solve dampness where the water table is above the foundation of a home. Sump pumps send water away from a house to any place where it is no longer problematic, such as a municipal storm drain or a dry well.

How long does a sump pump last? 

So if you notice that the sump pump in your San Mateo home or your Burlingame basement or Foster City crawlspace isn’t kicking on when the water level rises, or if your pump is more than 10 years old — the typical lifespan of these machines — don’t wait to install a new one. Here’s how to select the right replacement.

How does a sump pump turn on? 

Slowly pour some water from a 5-gallon bucket into the crock. Observe the sump pump switch. It should turn on and begin to pump water from the crock. Wait until the water pumps from the crock to ensure the pump turns itself off, then slowly pour the remaining water in the crock to ensure the pump turns on again.

How does a float switch work? 

The purpose of a float switch is to open or close a circuit as the level of a liquid rises or falls. Most float switches are “normally closed,” meaning the two wires coming from the top of the switch complete a circuit when the float is at its low point, resting on its bottom clip (for example, when a tank is dry).

If your home is in need of a sump pump, contact instaBELL today. we’re here to help!