The Benefits of Using a Sump Pump in Your Home

Should You Add A Sump Pump?

If you’ve never had a home with a sump pump before, you may not understand their benefits. Have you ever had water in a basement? Even if you haven’t, you can imagine that getting water out of that space is no easy task. If you don’t have a sump pump now, there are advantages to having one installed.  It’s much easier and less expensive to prevent water from coming into the home in the first place. Plus, it’s better for your health and your home’s overall structural integrity. Sump pumps can reduce your risk of water damage. Here are some of the high points of having a sump pump.

What Are Sump Pumps?

Sump pumps are devices that remove water from the basement and place it in the storm drain or dry well. Basements are generally below the water table so they are vulnerable to excess water when it rains or snows. The sump pump will remove the water and keep the basement dry, reducing the risk of any water damage. There are two types of sump pumps, those that are installed above the ground and those that are submersible. Both types have benefits and can work to remove water from the vicinity. Talk to professionals about which you should get.

Flooding Prevention

If you have a period of heavy rain in your region, the exterior of your home could get overwhelmed and the only place the water has to go is into your basement. High waters in your home can ruin possessions, affect the structure of the home, and cause high repair costs. Sump pumps can prevent this from occurring, even if the rain is really pouring down outside.

Decreased Mold Chances

No one wants mold in their home, but it can grow easily whenever there is water present. Mold causes a danger to your home’s structure, but also to your health. Sump pumps can help to keep the basement dry so that mold and mildew will never have a good place to settle in and grow. 

Property Value Increases

When you are able to protect your home from disasters, it is simply worth more. Any buyer will notice the value in keeping a structure strong in an uncompromised manner and they will be willing to pay more for your home so they can protect it for years to come as well. Plus, knowing that the home hasn’t been flooded due to the sump pump is a great selling point.

Electrical Fire Prevention

Water and electricity never mix well and if water gets into the basement, it can short out any appliances down below, like the water heater. This could result in an electrical fire, which is probably an even worse result over having water in the basement. The sump pump will prevent the water from getting in, so future damages and potential danger can be prevented.

Finding The Right Sump Pump For You

If you don’t already have a sump pump, consider installing one with Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. If you have one, make sure it is serviced regularly so it can do easily do its job if you should ever need it to help keep your home safe and dry.

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