Owning a home requires regular maintenance. Most of the maintenance can be kept up right with preventative measures in place. A sump pump is an essential aspect that every home must have.
Without a sump pump, your home could face serious water damage, causing more repairs than your bank account can handle. A sump pump is a fairly inexpensive product you can find at any retail or hardware store.
What is a Sump Pump?
A sump pump is used to drain flooding water out of your basement. This pump comes in several different styles. The first style is the built in sump pump.
This pump is automatically built into the sump hole in your basement. When the water gets to be at a certain level, the pump will automatically turn on and pump the access water out of the sump hole.
The next style of sump pump is an electric sump pump. This sump pump is portable, plugging into an electrical outlet. Then, the electrical pump will have to be manually set in the flooded area, and turned on. Every so often, check on the sump pump so it does not burn the motor out.
Finally, there is the battery operated sump pump, this sump pump is also portable. It will run off of regular batteries and is useful if the power goes out. This type of sump pump will require the owner to manually turn it on and off.
What Are the Benefits of a Sump Pump?
Sump pumps have endless benefits. Water damage is a costly and dangerous feat to face. A sump pump is a preventative measure against flooding. It will keep the water flow at a safe level. Another benefit for having a sump pump is it will save on your homeowners insurance. Showing you have preventative measures in place will reduce your rates significantly over the years.
Why Do You Need a Sump Pump in Your Home?
The way your home is built, it has drainage tiles built along the foundation. The drainage tiles prevent the water pressure from building up and making the foundation buckle. The drainage tiles is then attached to a sump hole in the basement.
During some storms, the amount of water coming down at once could cause it to over flow into the sump hole. A sump pump will take immediate action in removing the water from your basement.
Hindsight is always 20/20, don’t wait until it’s too late to protect your home. To install or repair a sump pump in your Columbia home, call the experts of Plumbing Solutions LLC at (803) 513-5749.