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Make sure that your home is ready to withstand hurricane season in Jacksonville Florida and contact Jacksonville Septic! Our certified septic professionals know exactly how important it is to be prepared for the potential flooding that can come with a massive category 4 or 5 hurricane and will help ensure that your home is protected.

We all know what hurricane season and the worries that come with it can be like for home and business owners in Florida.  Your sump pump can mean the difference in riding out a hurricane with minimal damage or with massive flooding devastation.

Why Your Sump Pump Is Important To Your Septic System:

The sump pump is the pump that is used to remove water that accumulates in a water collecting sump pit found in homes or around businesses. Water can enter into a home through the perimeter drains of the home or business and can funnel into the pit because of rain or natural ground water and can quickly accumulate during hurricane season mainly due to the sea level of Florida. Your sump pump sends water away from your home and will direct it to a safe environment like a municipal storm drain or a dry well.

The Two Types Of Sump Pumps

Sump pumps come in two basic models and they are the upright sump pump, commonly called pedestal, and the submersible sump pump. The pedestal pump has a motor on the top of the pump at the base and is located at the bottom of the sump and should never get wet. A ball float will turn the pump on and off as needed. The submersible pump is designed to be submersed into water and sits on the bottom of the sump. The on/off switch of this type of pump can be a ball float or a sealed adjustable mercury-activated float switch.

Both types of sump pumps should have a check valve water outlet pipe so the water doesn’t flow back into the sump when the pump shuts off. Water that tends to flow back into the sump can cause the pump to turn on and off more frequently than needed and can wear the entire pump out quickly.

To Test Whether Your Pump Is Operating Properly:

  • Make sure the sump pump is plugged in.
  • Remove the sump’s lid to see whether the sump is clean and the pump outlet isn’t plugged.
  • Slowly pour about 5 gallons of water into the sump at the same speed that water normally would flow into the sump.
  • Watch the on/off switch’s action and listen to the pump closely.
  • Make the sump pump turn on and off at least twice.

If you feel that any aspect of your sump pump is not working correctly it is essential that you contact us immediately to ensure that your home is protected from any sort of flooding that can occur due to a faulty sump pump.

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