Is your basement regularly getting flooded? Or are there always leftover patches of floodwater in your underground floor after strong rain? If the answer is yes to either of these questions, it may be time to install a sump pump in your home.
A sump pump is a small pump installed at the lowest point of your crawlspace or basement that works to suck out any water that enters your home, and pumps it out to a specially constructed sump pit. That sump pit then discharges the water to a storm drain or through the soil, helping the basement or crawl space stay dry at all times.
As you can see, this function is very important, not only because it helps protect any belongings being stored in your basement or crawlspace, but it also helps prevent the wood from rotting and helps stop the growth of mold. A sump pump is a worthy investment, especially in areas that are below the water level.
Of course, installing a sump pump isn’t always just as simple as buying one and sticking it in your basement. Here are some questions you should ask yourself before purchasing a unit:
Because all of these factors can be a bit much for the average homeowner, calling professionals to help out is highly recommended.