anybody know anything about sump pumps. like how to make sure mine works and how to turn it on. it is kind of buried in the basement floor, i hope it is one of those automatic turn on types. havent had to use it yet. hopefully it stays that way
Test it by putting lots of water down the drain where it is. Like, turn on the hose.
The obvious point however, is that sumps don't work without electricity, so natural drainage is vastly superior.