Four Reasons Why a Sump Pump Is a Necessity

Do you live in Maryland or anywhere near it? If yes, you know how dire the the weather and flooding situation is in the state. When heavy rain occurs, streams or rivers overflow, causing floods in the nearby areas.

Even one-inch of flooding can create a huge mess for you if you have a basement. First, you have to pump the water out, not to mention the property damage you may incur. Homeowner’s insurance doesn’t always cover it, and unless you have flood insurance, you’ll need to pay out-of-pocket for repairs.

Since damage will get worse the longer water stagnates in your basement, you need a sump pump installed in your basement. Here are some reasons you need one, in case you’re still on the fence about it.

Keep the Basement Dry

The primary reason for buying a sump pump—it will definitely keep your basement dry. When water starts filling the pit of the pump, it pushes the water out through the pipe leading to outside. The check valve in the pump keeps the water from flowing back into the building.

Prevents Fungus, Mold and Mildew

Sump pumps can prevent fungus, mold, and mildew infestation, as it keeps your space dry. Mold and mildew doesn’t just look bad but it also weakens your home’s foundation and structure, causes health problems, and lowers property value.

Alert the Homeowner When the Water Level Is Too High

Even if your sump pump isn’t working, it can alert you when the water level has increased to a dangerous point. Some high-quality pumps can even send an alert call in case you’re not at home.

Add Value to the Home

Finally, a sump pump can add value to your home. Buyers will always appreciate a pre-existing flooding prevention measure in areas where it may happen often. However, make sure you don’t cut corners with the installation, because that can actually lower your home’s potential value.

If you’e thinking about getting a backup sump pump contact our team at Your 1 Plumber. We provide both battery and water-powered sump pump installation services. We also provide all types of plumbing services including water line repair, toilet replacement, water heater repair, sewer repairs and drain cleaning. For more information call us at 301-540-7586.

 

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