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It is important to have a sump pump because it can help keep the area under your home dry and prevent it from flooding by pumping water out and away from your foundation. However, not all homes need sump pumps.
If you already have a sump pump, you may need to replace your existing pump. Make sure your new sump pump is installed correctly. Consider a battery back-up sump pump to guard against power failures, common with bad weather. Also check it for proper operation a few times a year. You don’t want to find out your sump pump is broken during a severe thunderstorm, so test it before the rainy season! Damp basements can become breeding grounds for mold and mildew.
"A sump pump is a pump used to remove water that has accumulated in a water-collecting sump basin, commonly found in the basements of homes. … 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."
There are two types: