Having a sump pump installed in your basement is one of the best ways to protect your home from flooding. Even if you have never gone through a flooding incident before, you know the kind of impact it can have, even in small amounts. If left unattended the so-called “small water leaking issue” can lead to big expenses in no time.
Do I Need a Sump Pump?
Sump pumps essentially serve as insurance against expensive flooding damage. For example, if your home is in a low-lying area that’s prone to heavy rain or snow, there’s a good chance you’ll need a sump pump (if you don’t have one already). In addition, basements with sump pumps older than six years should have their device replaced. And of course, if your basement has been flooded before, your home definitely requires a sump pump.
The potential for costly repairs and damaged property from flooding is simply too great a risk to ignore. There are also detrimental health effects to flooding in the home, including mold and mildew that can cause respiratory problems, especially in children and the elderly.
Sump Pump Problems and Repairs
Simpson Plumbing can help with the following water-damage-risk and sump-pump-related issues:
- Sump pump installation
- Sump pump diagnosis and repair
- Clogged pump
- Pump won’t turn on
- Bathroom fixtures are backing up
- An alarm going off
- Pump housing is overflowing
- A basement/crawlspace with standing water
In addition to preventing basement flooding, your sump pump is also effective at lowering a high water table beneath your home’s foundation.