Sump Pump Service Benefits
A sump pump is a water pump that is placed in or installed in the lowest location of a home which typically would be in the basement or in the crawlspace. In most cases, the lowest place is also created by a professional in the form of a small hole in the floor called a sump basin.
The sump basin works to collect any water that is present before it reaches the same level as the floor and allows the pump to remove the water and then deposit that water further from the home where it will no longer be an issue.
What Are The Benefits Of A Sump Pump?
A sump pump keeps a basement safe from the damaging effects of water. It provides the first line of defense against flooding due to heavy rain or snow melt off by monitoring whether or not water is present and removing it before the homeowner is even aware that there is a problem.
A sump pump also helps to protect homes and property stored in a basement of a home from moisture that enters the basement through the cement floor and walls.
Why Do You Need A Sump Pump In Your Home?
A sump pump is a proactive approach to protecting a home’s foundation from the damaging effects of water. The most recognized reason for having a sump pump is to avoid a flooding situation during or directly after heavy rain, or a major snow melt off.
While a flooded basement is obviously an extremely damaging event, it is not the only way that water can damage a home’s foundation. The less recognized, but more persistent threat that water poses for a home’s foundation is actually the effects of ground water.
Ground water constantly exposes a foundation to pressure. That pressure is often high enough to force water through the cement that most foundations are made out of even when there is no crack or opening in the cement.
That pressure forces water either through any cracks that are present or straight through the cement itself and into the basement.
A sump pump is constant protection for a home’s basement and foundation against any water damage from any source.