Are you experiencing a flooded basement or crawlspace? Do you plan to protect yourself against that ever happening? Then get a Sump Pump! Sump pump is a preventive measure against most basement flooding and leaking issues as they are designed to remove water from basements and crawlspaces.
A sump pump is typically installed at the lowest point in your basement or crawl space, in specially constructed pits called sump pits. A sump pit is a perimeter drain system usually installed into the lowest point in the house, so groundwater surrounding your home’s foundation is channeled into the foundation base. Water in your basement flows into the sump pit via perforated drainpipes or water through soil migration. Any surrounding water buildup is quickly diverted to the sump pit. Sump pumps come with float switches which act as their trigger. The collected water is pumped out into the nearest storm drain, dry well or detention pond. The sump pump pumps this water out of the pit and away from the building so your basement stays dry. As sump pumps are designed to turn on only when water reaches a predetermined level inside the sump pit, you will not be burdened by outrageous electric bills.
The worst basement disasters can all be traced to water problems. A basement which has been made moist as a result of flooding can lead to mold and mildew growth, bringing a wide range of related health and breathing hazards. The water that collects in your basement comes from a range of different sources, some unsanitary.
This makes sump pumps very necessary machines to have in the home. As a result of heightened awareness, most new homes are equipped with sump pumps but older homes may need to be retrofitted with a sump system to prevent basement flooding. Needless to say, when you need it, you really need it now, and that’s why carrying out regular sump pump repairs and maintenance is so important.
There are lots of do-it-yourself instructions out there on how to stall a sump pump but if you want the very best service, you need experienced professionals to help you take care of your sump pump installation or repairs.
Flatirons Plumbing is ready and well equipped to resolve any plumbing issue you may have with your sump pump. We offer all in one sump pump service, whether you need simple sump pump repairs or wish to install a new sump pump, we can help.