If you live in an area that has a high chance of flooding, chances are you’ve heard of sump pumps before.
In case you’re unfamiliar with the concept, a sump pump is a system placed underneath the floor of a basement. Its purpose is to collect groundwater before it can flood your home.
As the name suggests, this system works as a pump to remove any water that may be building up. The pump is installed in a pit, called the basin. When the water level gets too high, the pump will begin to drain the water away from the home’s foundation.
Other than keeping your basement from becoming your personal swimming pool, sump pumps offer several useful benefits.
The Benefits of Sump Pump Installation
The main reason people choose to have sump pumps installed is to prevent their homes from flooding.
Mold and mildew are known to thrive in areas where there is any excess water or moisture. These types of fungi can cause significant structural damage if left untreated along with some serious health risks.
The fumes that mold emits can be incredibly harmful to a human’s health, especially if an individual suffers from any allergies or respiratory problems.
There’s nothing worse than living in a home infested with insects and rodents. These unwanted guests use damp basements as breeding grounds, so by installing a sump pump, you’ll be eliminating any moisture and dampness, getting rid of mold, insects and rodents.
Any lingering water can cause wire damage and pose a threat to any electrical appliances you have at home. These electrical devices need to be repaired or completely replaced, not to mention the risk of an electrical fire that may occur.
Finally, having a sump pump can increase your property’s value. Potential buyers appreciate having a home that is protected from any water damage, making it safer and more reliable.
The Importance of Sump Pump Maintenance
Like any piece of equipment, sump pumps require regular maintenance now and then, although maintaining the system is relatively easy.
Having a professional inspection of your sump pump system makes all the difference when a heavy storm hits.
This is why it’s recommended that an inspection is done every 3-4 months.
When a storm hits, you’ll be confident that the system will work flawlessly, giving you one less thing to worry about in an emergency situation.
During an inspection, any slight issues are fixed, so that the next time there is a chance of flooding, you’ll know that the sump pump is working as efficiently as possible.
Without regular maintenance, any small problems will be left unattended, causing the sump pumps to not work properly and creating water damage.
Keep Your Home Safe With Drain Pro
The Victoria and Vancouver Island region is known for pretty heavy rainfall and a high risk of flooding.
A sump pump system keeps your basement from flooding and keeps your loved ones away from any possible health risks brought about by mold and rodents.
Our expert technicians at Drain Pro have the experience and training needed to perfectly install, inspect and repair sump pumps.
Get in touch with us to learn more about our sump pump repair and installation services and book your appointment today.