A sump pump is an absolutely essential product to have for your home, especially for the spring season. When we’re hit with a storm and a lot of rain comes through our home, that water could potentially be contaminated. We want to avoid contamination because it can be damaging to our health and our home. It’s estimated that 90 to 95% of all basements will experience some form of flooding in their home. Flooding occurs due to water not being carried far away enough away from your home. Rainwater is usually the case for flooding, but we can also experience is melted snow saturate on the ground near the home then filters in through cracks in your home’s foundation, tiles, walls, or floors. Yet, there could be more structural damage to your home that you need to consider.
Riley and Sump Pump Services Go Hand in Hand
Here at Riley Plumbing and Heating, we’re always prepared to handle even the worst cases of flooding. The snow is melting and the rain is pouring, which means you’re going to need your sump pump more than ever. We have experience plumbers and contractors who are well-trained and have the ability to handle all sump pump installations and repairs. Your property is vulnerable to flooding, but with a properly working sump pump, you won’t have to worry as much about these scenarios. We care about our customers, which is why we choose to use safe, reliable, and up-to-code installations and repairs for sump pumps. Don’t go another day with a flooded basement and trust the local experts at Riley Plumbing and Heating.
How a Sump Pump Works
The weather in New England can be unpredictable, so you need to know ways of protecting your home. Sump pumps are designed to oust water that is collected before reaching your basement. When you decide where to install a sump pump, you must first figure out the lowest point in your home. After that, you can determine how readily an ejection pipe or the electrical connections will be one they are set up. Also, figure out the power levels of your pump so that it can handle flooding in your home. Once those factors are considered, you’ll be able to realize the difference. When the water reaches a certain level in the sump pump pit it is pumped through a pipe that leads the water away from your foundation. No one wants to deal with a flood. However, that is the case for a lot of homeowners. What a lot of people forget is a property’s foundation is always below ground level, and for most homes, the basement floor is too. Excess water can collect in your basement and foundation. However, when a sump pump is installed in the lowest point in your basement, it will automatically turn on when water reaches it. No flooding means no water damage, and no water damage means you don’t throw thousands of dollars in fixtures.
Benefits of a Sump Pump
Not only is a sump pump great for your home and prevents flooding, it also maximizes your property value. It will maintain your home’s foundation and controls dampness and humidity. Having a drier basement will help keep its conditions in place. Plus, fungus, mold and mildew concerns will be washed away with the help of a sump pump, since dampness will be a nonfactor. A sump pump can even prevent termite and insect infestations as well because you’re eliminating the potential of an infestation-loving environment by keeping your basement dry. You’ll avoid damaged paint as well since water will not enter your home as well as wall covering that you might have in place. Lastly, sump pumps remove the potential of rust and corrosion of any metal appliances or structures you have installed in your home. Furnishings will not be damaged, saving you so much money in the long run.
One Other Advantage of Sump Pumps
Even though it may seem like a non-reality, sump pumps can actually reduce the risk of a fire. This may sound strange at first, but if you think about it, a lot of flooding instances can affect your electrical system. Flooding can start electrical fires that could have a major impact on your home. The water will short-circuit appliances you have in your basement, including laundry machines water heaters and other heating systems. Aside from the obvious benefits that were mentioned, this is one bonus that makes a huge impact.
Don’t let your home become vulnerable to flooding and water damage – call Riley Plumbing and Heating today for sump pump installations and repairs!