We may be moving into summer right now, but the threat of basement or crawlspace flooding is still very real for many people. If you have a basement or crawlspace that floods frequently, you know how incredibly frustrating and damaging it can be. Fortunately, there is a way to drastically reduce the chances of parts of your home flooding. Let’s take a look at the sump pump, and the benefits of installing one.
What is a Sump Pump?
A sump pump is a device that is designed to prevent a space from flooding by actively removing water from it. The first part of the sump pump is the actual sump, which is a collection pit dug into the lowest part of the area. This is so that any water that enters the area will actually flow into the pit. The sump pump is a pump that either sits in or above the sump. One the sump starts collecting water, the sump pump will start pumping it out of the house through a pipe running from the sump outside.
Why You Should Install a Sump Pump
Repairing the damage caused by something like basement flooding is a time consuming, expensive and exasperating process. Depending on what you have in the space that floods, like a heater or air conditioner, the cost of repairing or replacing those things can cause the total expense to rise exponentially. This is not something you want to experience even a single time, let alone multiple times. So, if you know or suspect that you are vulnerable to this kind of occurrence, you should definitely consider installing a sump pump.
If you’d like to install a sump pump in your home, call Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing. We install sump pumps throughout Gaithersburg, MD.