A sump pump is a vital part of protecting your home if you live in an area where the water table is high, or where heavy rain and snow is common. A sump pump works by pumping the water out of a sump pit located in your basement, which collects the water that may be accumulating in your basement and the ground surrounding your foundation. These pumps can benefit you greatly by reducing the strain on your foundation, reducing the risk of mold, and lowering the chances of basement flooding.
Reducing Strain On The Foundation
When you live in an area with heavy rain and snow, a lot of moisture will build up in the ground surrounding your home. This moisture buildup can progressively increase the pressure against your foundation, which can cause cracks to appear. If the pressure gets severe enough, there is a chance that the moisture can get into the interior of your home.
This moisture buildup can even put more of a strain on your foundation by causing any existing minor cracks to expand. This can occur when water gets into the minor cracks and freezes.
However, a sump pump will divert that water away from your foundations on a regular basis. This will allow you to avoid having to pay for foundation repairs, which can be extremely expensive.
Another way that a sump pump can benefit you is by helping to prevent mold and mildew from developing within your home by reducing the amount of dampness in your basement. Moisture that is building up in and around your home can provide an ideal environment for mold, particularly if the moisture gets to your drywall or insulation. This mold and mildew can lead to all manner of health issues, as well as make your home smell foul.
Lowers The Chances Of Flooding
One of the biggest jobs of a sump pump is to help you keep the water levels in your basement very low, especially in the event that your area experiences a storm with extremely heavy rainfall. Without a working sump pump in your home, a heavy rainstorm can easily cover your basement floor in several inches or feet of water, which will cause damage to your flooring, walls, wiring, and anything that you keep in your basement.
While a sump pump may not always be able to keep your basement completely dry during a major storm that produces a lot of rain, it can mitigate the damage. By keeping the water levels from getting too high, the sump pump will be able to save you many thousands of dollars on repair bills and floor restoration.
Speak to a plumber like Frank Niesen Company today about getting a sump pump. A sump pump is vital in order to keep your home and foundation safe from flooding and mold.Share
10 April 2015
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