Here in the Valley, there are many homes that have basements. Basement are popular as they provide a cooler place in the house during those scorching summer months. Because basements are below ground level, sewage and wastewater can’t drain properly. In these cases, your plumbing system requires a special pump called a “sump pump.”
A sump pump is designed to get the waste water pumped upwards from the lower basement level and emptied into the plumbing a drain system on the main floor. Basement drainage systems require more attention than the floors above…because if the sump pump doesn’t function properly, nothing drains.
The sump pump in a basement in actually located in a holding tank where sewage and drain water collects before being pumped up to the main level drain system. If the pump fails, you will soon have wastewater and raw sewage overflowing into your basement and creating a HUGE mess. The clean up after a sump pump failure can be quite daunting and will most definitely destroy flooring and carpeting.
If you sense any problems with the drain system in your basement, it is a good idea to have a professional plumber take a look at it asap. Nobody wants this kind of mess on their hands!