Before You Buy the House: Know About Sump and Sewer Ejector Pumps

Before You Buy the House: Know About Sump and Sewer Ejector Pumps [VIDEO]

If you've never owned a home before, you may not be familiar with the sump pump or the sewer ejector pump. Some homes have a sump pump in order to help push rain water and ground water away from the exterior of the home's foundation. Sewer ejector pumps, on the… Allstate https://i0.wp.com/blog.allstate.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Sump.jpg?fit=1251%2C708&ssl=1
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If you’ve never owned a home before, you may not be familiar with the sump pump or the sewer ejector pump. Some homes have a sump pump in order to help push rain water and ground water away from the exterior of the home’s foundation. Sewer ejector pumps, on the other hand, are installed in the basements of some homes with bathrooms below the public or private sewer lines. They help remove waste from the sump or tank to the sewer.

So, what should you know about a sump pump and a sewer ejector pump when you’re looking at a house you might buy? Here are some tips:

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Disclaimer: These are only a few of the items you should look at when assessing the quality of a house. Every situation is different. You should make your purchase or other home buying decisions based on an inspection by a professional, licensed inspector.

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