You're away on vacation, enjoying the summer sun. And, sadly upon returning home, the unexpected happens, a torrential downpour and you get a flooded basement. Your first thought is your sump pump. Was it plugged in? Did it work properly? Did the trenches get overflown? What next? As educated homeowners and prospective homebuyers, it’s important to ascertain the quality of the sump pump, its trenches and to ensure all components are working properly to avoid the dreaded mishap of a flooded basement.