Sump Pump Overview
Many houses, particularly those built after the US Federal Clean Water Act of 1987, have sump pumps installed
to prevent moisture from accumulating beneath the home. To accomplish this, sump pumps are installed in the
lowest portion of a home (either basement or crawlspace) and pump the water safely away from the house. A
sump pump failure can lead to significant water damage, so it is critical that adjusters understand how to
properly evaluate damage to this type of equipment.