Do you have an issue with water and moisture collecting in your basement? Then a sump pump may be the way to go. A sump pump is installed into your basement or underground areas in your home to prevent flooding, which will also prevent water damage as well as harmful growths, such as mildew or mold.
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The main reason why anyone installs a sump pump is to prevent flooding in the basement and properly dispose of any excess water. This means that large-scale flooding will have minimal impact on your property and also enables you to act quickly and minimize the damage. 15 inches of floodwater can be potentially devastating to your property, but a sump pump will prevent any disasters from occurring.
Prevent Mold and Mildew
Damp and moist conditions can result in harmful growths, such as mold and mildew. This can become a very serious problem if you allow it to get out of hand. A sump pump, however, will prevent pools of water from collecting in your basement, which contributes to the growth of mold and mildew. This also ensures that you will avoid having to perform and major repairs or rebuilding entire sections of your home.
This may seem like a strange benefit of a sump pump considering that it’s meant to prevent flooding, but flooding is indeed a major contributor to electrical fires in your home. An abundance of floodwater in your basement can easily short-circuit an appliance, such as your laundry machines or a vacuum cleaner that’s plugged into a wall outlet.
Backup Sump Pumps
When selecting a sump pump, you want to ensure that it is the right one for your basement. In addition to having your main sump pump, you also want to have a backup device in place as a kind of extra element of protection in the vent of extreme flooding or other unpredictable circumstances. When your main sump pump becomes overwhelmed, your backup will then kick into action to ensure that any flooding does not get out of hand.
Choosing the Location
When installing your sump pump, you want to be careful when selecting a location. This is because you have to keep in mind where water is likely to discharge in your basement. We recommend that you install your sump pump in your utility room. If this isn’t an ideal option for you, then we also recommend that you install your sump pump in a more open area in your basement. You also want to check your sump pump periodically to ensure it is operational.
Know What’s Beneath
Before installing the sump pump, it is important to know what is beneath your basement floor. You want to avoid hitting a sewer line when demolishing the area where the sump pump will be installed. There are typically service lines located under your basement floor, so we quill need to determine where it runs, which may require us to obtain your drainage plan from your local property records office.
There are many good reasons to install a sump pump – especially if live in any area that is prone to flooding!
Another unfortunate circumstance that arises due to flooding is the risk of insect infestations. Damp and moist conditions usually foster an environment where pests and insects will thrive and proliferate. Standing water in your basement provides an environment for mosquitoes to lay their eggs, which can spell disaster for you and your family. A sump pump gives you more control over pests and infestations in your home.
Types of Pumps
There are two main types of sump pumps: pedestal style and submersible. The pedestal style sits above the basin where the water drains so that the device remains visible to you. By contrast, a submersible sump pump is located below the basin and remains out of sight. It is also worth noting that different models will also separate the debris that collects in any floodwater that enters your basement.
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Health and Safety
Installing a sump pump will ensure that water will not collect in your basement, which will protect your property from experiencing severe water damage, this will also prevent harmful growths which can carry airborne diseases that can cause you to become sick.
Our sump installations will prevent any major calamities from befalling you. This is very beneficial for several reasons. No major damage will take place upon your property and you will not have to invest in costly repairs that may require you to rebuild entire sections of your home.
Our certified technicians have decades of combined experience in providing reliable plumbing services. We possess all the tools, equipment, and knowledge to install your sump pump and have it functioning optimally and efficiently. Flooding will never be an issue for you anymore.
We provide you with a level of service and professionalism that you simply will not find anywhere else. We are way ahead of our competitors in terms of the quality of the products we provide and our pricing. We all understand all of the nuances and intricacies of complex plumbing systems.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the questions we receive regarding our sump pump installations. You can also give us a call and talk to one of our team members to learn more about our services!
How do I prevent sump pumps from failing?
The best thing you can do is to perform routine checks and maintenance. Sump pumps from time to time will fail, but usually this is attributed to carelessness and faulty installations. We also recommend that you install multiple sump pumps as a backup plan. Failures occur for several reasons, including power outages and a defective float switch.
What size pump do I need for my home?
The size of the pump you will need depends on several different factors. Some things you need to consider are how often it rains in your area and the average height of floodwater that enters your home. Other considerations include the motor power of your sump pump as well as the size of your sump pit. Ultimately, you should have a professional evaluate your basement to help determine the best choice for you.