The Top 3 Reasons Homeowners Should Install a Sump Pump
The number one best way to prevent flooding in your basement or crawlspace is with a sump pump.
The professionals at SERVPRO of South Cobb have found that sump pumps are vital to saving homes from flood damage. But how exactly do sump pumps work, and what do they do? The following blog post will answer those two questions and focus on the three main reasons why homeowners should install a sump pump in their homes.
You will want to read until the end to find out what kind of sump pump the professionals at SERVPRO suggest installing.
What is a sump pump?
A sump pump is a type of water pump installed to prevent flood damage from affecting a home or business. A sump pump is generally activated once the water levels reach a certain point within a sump pit. However, the sump pump can also be activated manually for troubleshooting purposes or an issue with the sump pump sensors.
Three reasons to install a sump pump
1) It is cheaper than flood damage.
Installing a sump pump is much more affordable than dealing with flood damage to your home. The professionals at SERVPRO know that flood damage can cost several thousands of dollars and can damage sentimental items that are impossible to replace.
With a properly installed sump pump, the sump pumps will catch the excess water before it has the chance to damage your home.
2) Alerts the homeowner
An installed sump pump will alert a property owner of an issue before it becomes a bigger problem. In more recent years, sump pump technology will alert a homeowner's mobile device when the sump pump detects excess water.
3)Prevents mold damage
A properly installed sump pump will ensure that your basement or crawlspace stays dry. Mold thrives in warm, moist conditions, and sump pumps will keep mold from growing.
It is essential to always keep your home dry and never let water damage sit for longer than 48 hours to prevent mold growth.
What is the best type of sump pump to install?
There are two types of sump pumps to consider installing, submersible pumps and pedestal pumps. A submersible pump is installed in the sump pit. A pedestal sump pump is installed above the sump pit's sump pump system. The sump pump that you select may depend on the location of your sump pit.
When choosing a sump pump, you will want to consider if the pump comes with a battery backup because when the home has a legitimate power outage, the sump pump with a battery backup will still pump out excess water and keep your home safe from flooding.
The professionals at SERVPRO have seen both types of sump pumps work effectively. With that being said, the one that we suggest installing should be one made with corrosion-free materials, a quality alarm system, and a backup battery.
We hope you enjoyed learning about the three reasons why a homeowner should consider installing a sump pump. Installing a sump pump is arguably the best way to protect a home from flood damage.
The right sump pump will alert you of any issues before they become severe and will protect your crawlspace or basement from growing mold.
The professionals at South Cobb are here 24/7 to assist you with any questions regarding flood damage prevention. We want to ensure that your home stays dry and safe from water damage for many years to come.
Contact us today or check out our blog for more information on restoration tips and tricks to protect your home from preventable damages.