We are right smack in the middle of what is historically the rainiest month of the year in our area, which is a good reminder that when we have heavy downpours, we also have a risk for flooding. This is especially true for homes that have basements—which is most of the homes in our area!
If you have areas of your home that are prone to flooding, it’s a good idea to protect them by having a sump pump system installed by a professional plumber in Salt Lake City. Otherwise, you could find yourself paying a lot of money for water damage restoration. Keep reading to learn more about these systems and how one will benefit you if you don’t already have it in place.
More about Sump Pumps
A sump pump is designed to protect the lowest area of your home—the basement, in most homes—from damage caused by moderate flooding. Sump pumps are very useful in preventing damage, when deployed properly. Having a sump pump installed involves digging a small pit at the lowest point of the area (this pit is what’s called a sump).
Any water that infiltrates this area will flow downhill into that sump. The sump pump is then installed directly into the sump, or above it, and has a pipe extending from it and leading out of the house. As water levels inside the sump rise, the pump activates and moves water out of the house, preventing the area from flooding since the water level never overflows in the sump.
Why Pro Sump Pump Installation Is a Good Idea
If you’ve ever had to pay for water damage repair in your living space, you know how expensive it can get. Even a minor amount of flooding can cost thousands of dollars to fix, depending on where the flooding is located. This is why you don’t want to take any chances in areas you know are vulnerable to flooding.
These areas, as we stated above most often your basement (or crawlspace) often house important appliances and equipment, such as your heater, air conditioner, water heater, and electrical wiring. You don’t want any of these systems to be exposed to large amounts of water. And even if your sump pump only protects the space in which you install it a few times throughout the years, the sump pump can easily pay for itself in savings on home repair costs.
Sump Pump Placement
We’ve reiterated a couple times now that the basement is the most likely area for a sump pump installation, but it’s not the only area that may need one. Any room that’s below ground level, or is commonly exposed to water when we have heavy rains, can benefits from a sump pump installation.
If you are not sure whether or not an area of your home needs a sump pump installed in it, consult with our professionals. We’ll be able to tell you whether or not the additional protection is worth your investment.
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