Have you heard of people talking about sump pumps and wondered what the big deal was all about? Today you are going to understand! Sump pumps are the perfect investment for your newly finished basement, and it’s something which helps you tremendously when flooding occurs in or around your home.
Why Are Sump Pumps Necessary?
Sump pumps are devices placed in a basement to remove excess water before it floods the area. Typically, they are always installed at the lowest point in the floor. Below are four reasons why a sump pump is essential to your home and plumbing system.
Sump Pumps Prevent Mold and Mildew:
The area where the sump pump is installed is kept dry, which prevents mold and mildew. The health risks of mold and mildew are hazardous, and they cause damage to your home’s structure. A sump pump helps keep the risk of mold and mildew low so you can worry less about health risks and damage to your home.
Sump Pumps Keep Your Basement/Crawlspace Dry:
The main job of a sump pump is to keep your basement or crawlspace dry. As the sump pump fills with water, the pump removes the water via a pipe to outside. The sump pump uses a check valve between the pump and pipe to prevent water from flowing back into the house.
Sump Pumps Add Value to Your Home:
When it’s time to sell your home, a sump pump attracts potential buyers. People interested in buying your home will appreciate the added level of protection. A sump pump also lets the potential buyer know your home is dry and structurally sound, regardless of flooding potential. The added value of sump pumps make your house more appealing and give you more negotiating power during a sale.
Sump Pumps Alert You to Flood Dangers:
Not only do sump pumps protect you against flooding, it alerts you when the basement or crawlspace is in danger of excess water. The alert works even if the sump pump isn’t working. Regardless of the type of sump pump you own, it provides you with protection and offers peace of mind 24/7.
Benefits of Backup Sump Pumps
Generally, a sump pump taps into your home’s main electrical source. This can create a problem if the power goes out during a storm. The backup device is installed next to your primary sump pump and is battery-powered.
This ensures it will operate during a power outage. The backup sump pump has a separate float switch to determine where the water line needs to be to activate it. This line is typically higher than the main pump. A backup sump pump will protect you, your family and home when everything else fails during a power outage.
Call Estes Services for Plumbing and Sump Pumps
Keep your home safe from flooding and install a sump pump now! The benefits outweigh the initial cost, and you will experience peace of mind year-round. Contact Estes Services to schedule installation for a new sump pump or a backup sump pump.