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Do I Need a Sump Pump?

Monday, March 18th, 2019 at 11:00 am

If you’ve ever had a pipe burst in your home, you know just how extensive the damage can be. Water rising in your basement can spell serious trouble for your furnishings, your walls, and your electronic appliances. Not to mention that repairing all of that damage can be quite costly. Now, imagine just how much damage can accrue when there is a major rainstorm or even a flood? The results of those events can be devastating.

So, what do you do to prevent flooding in your home? Today, one of the most effective methods of removing water from your home is to install a sump pump. By installing one of these systems, you won’t have to worry about the effects of a pipe leak or a flood. So, consider upgrading your plumbing in Yelm with the addition of a sump pump. Keep reading below to learn more. 

What Does a Sump Pump Do?

A sump pump removes excess water from the lower areas of your house, typically the basement. The system is basically a water pump that draws water up from an excavated water pit and pushes it through the plumbing that leads to the outside of the house.

Sump pumps are not only great for flooding but they also are beneficial for homes in areas with a high water table, which can cause moisture to seep down into the basement.

What are the Benefits?

There a number of benefits of installing a sump pump in your home. Sump pumps:

  • Prevent flood damage: Sump pumps are designed to handle anything from a gradual build-up of water to sudden flooding. As soon as water is detected, the sump pump will kick into action to remove water before it has the ability to cause serious damage. Without a sump pump, water levels can easily reach upwards of 15 inches during a flood, which is definitely not something you would ever want to deal with.
  • Reduce mold growth: Stagnant water or moisture in a basement definitely provides the ideal conditions for the growth of mold and mildew. Mold and mildew can contribute to health issues as well as damage to your home and property. A sump pump ensures that your basement stays nice and dry, preventing these organic materials from growing in the first place.
  • Help to prevent electrical fires: If water reaches a certain height, it can cause electrical wiring and appliances to short circuit, which can lead to an electrical fire. Therefore, installing a sump pump will keep the water from jeopardizing your electrical equipment, thus preventing fires.

Call a Professional

If you are interested in installing a sump pump, be sure to contact a professional plumber. Only a professional can determine whether or not a sump pump is the right choice for your home.

Your new sump pump will require professional installation to ensure that it is set up for success. You want to be sure that it will be able to prevent your house from flooding in the event of an emergency.

To get started with your sump pump installation services, contact the experts at Brooks Plumbing Company. 


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