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If you have ever wondered why to install a sump pump, understanding what the pump does and how it is used will help you in understanding why such an installation is necessary. In the event that there is water build up in crawl spaces or basements, a sump pump is a piece of equipment that can help remove the water so it can be deposited into the house’s waste water system instead.
Operating a pump is easy, but installing it is another thing entirely. So, can you gain an advantage from having a sump pump? There are three benefits associated with the use of such a pump, and in knowing the benefits you can better decide if you want to schedule an installation.
Three benefits associated with a sump pump install
Flood prevention:A sump pump can help to ensure the removal of water and to prevent gradual build up over time. Even better, the same pump is excellent when it comes to using it after a flood because these pumps have no issue in handling large-scale water removal. In the event of heavy rain, it can take mere minutes to end up with more than a foot of water in your basement. This water will damage everything it comes into contact with, including any valuables you are storing in the basement at the time. If you have a sump pump in place that is fully operational, you can avoid this kind of problem and its disastrous consequences.
- Fire risk reduction: You may be wondering to yourself, how can a system created for the removal of floodwater help when it comes to fire prevention? Flooding is one of the main causes of fires starting in the home. When the home floods, the incoming water shorts out any of the appliances you have located in the basement, including but not limited to heating systems, water heaters, and laundry machines. Thus, the damage to your belongings starts with the destruction of your appliances, and a fire hazard follows. The installation of a sump pump will help you keep the water from entering your basement in the first place.
- Mildew and mold reduction:The damp atmosphere that flooding creates contributes to the growth of mildew and mold, both of which are destructive. Mildew and mold will destroy your furnishings, and will cause dangerous health consequences. With a basement installed sump pump, you can prevent the formation of mildew and mold entirely.
Installing sump pumps
If your home is located in a place where there is a high water table, you can benefit from a sump pump installation. Once water gets into the basement it immediately begins to damage all it comes into contact with, and the formation of mildew and mold will soon follow. You will have to contact a pro plumber in order to get a sump pump installed correctly. Also, there are different variations of the pump. You may need the guidance of a plumber to choose a quality pump for your home.
When you need help with sump pump selection and install, get in touch with Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing in Ottawa. For many in the area, they are the first and only contact for pump selection, install, and sump pump maintenance.