Sump Pumps 101 - Resource for Homeowners and Contractors

Why Does My Sump Pump Keep Running?
Constantly running sump pumps can be a cause of great stress for a homeowner. The thought of having that much water moving around under your house can be unsettling. Her are the facts though:
If your pump kicks on with high regularity then it only means two things: the pump works, and that you have a lot of water under your floor in that particular area. If there is an excess of water you may need another pump or to augment your interior or exterior drainage system. This is depending on whether you have a properly installed interior drainage system. If not more pumps will not solve/prevent a leak. Only a well designed and installed drainage system will do that. If, on the other hand, you have no interior drainage but just a pump then it is very likely that pump would run very often after a rain. Whether it could be over run depends on your conditions and how you interior (or exterior) system is installed.

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