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I just want to make sure we're talking about the same thing--a sump pump is used for problems with ground water. A sewage ejector pump is used on a house's septic system where maybe a bathroom or other facility is below the level of the main line. A sump pump is less expensive than a sewage ejector, but should not be used in place of one. Assuming we are talking about a sump pump—check carefully for signs of mold in the lower level of the house. Lift the cover of the sump and take a look. Is there water in the sump or is it dry? If there's water in the sump, then the pump is needed. A float switch turns the pump on when the water level is high enough. Lift the float to see if the pump at least turns on. Or maybe the sump is dry. The pump may have been installed more as a precaution then out of a real need. Or maybe it was needed at one time, but then the grading changed over the years and the need was eliminated. Good luck. [Website deleted by Zillow moderator.please see our Good Neighbor Policy.]
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