Sump pumps can be a lifesaver when it comes to keeping water out of your basement. But, does every home need one? While installing a sump pump is ultimately a personal decision, there are some instances in which it’s definitely a good idea!
Prime Candidates for Sump Pump Installation
Sump pumps are basically a safeguard against basement flooding. If too much water enters your basement, the sump pump kicks in to pump the excess water through a drainage hose and away from your house.
It makes sense, then, that a sump pump is an ideal solution for homes that are at risk of flooding. A basement sump pump might be right for you if you live:
- Near a body of water (especially if it’s prone to flooding)
- In a low-lying area below the water table
- On land that is flat and/or has poor drainage
- On land surrounded by hills
- In an area subject to heavy rain or snow melt
In all of these cases, it’s usually a question of when, not if, you’ll experience a flooding issue. Installing a sump pump is a helpful and cost-effective way to make sure your basement stays as dry as possible no matter what.
Protect Your Property with Sump Pump Backup
Even if none of the above situations apply to your home, you may also want to consider a sump pump if you have a finished basement or if you use your basement for extensive storage. Floods don’t always happen from natural causes—a burst pipe or a plumbing issue can also be the culprit.
In order to protect your home and your property, it’s a good idea to have a sump pump as backup to get rid of excess water if there’s an unexpected emergency. Sump pumps are relatively inexpensive, but they provide peace of mind that money can’t buy.
If you live in Rochester or the surrounding area and have questions about sump pump installation or repair, call BelowDry Basement Waterproofing today. We are your go-to team when it comes to keeping your basement or crawlspace safe and dry. We have over 15 years of experience in the basement waterproofing industry and we are fully licensed and insured.
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