Picture this: there’s torrential downpour outside of your home. While sitting in your living room, watching a movie, you hear beads of water ricochet off of your window panes at a rapid pace. Halfway through the film, you pause it and head to the basement to get that extra bag of popcorn. Within seconds of walking downstairs, you see an overwhelming amount of water — and then you have a problem on your hands. However, with the installation of a sump pump, this could be avoided. Here’s how:
What is a Sump Pump?
Believe it or not, a sump pump is quite an important device to have installed in your home — and if you don’t have one, then you should really consider getting one. A sump pump is a perfect addition to any basement or crawlspace that could be the target of flooding due to heavy rain, melted snow — the list goes on. The sump pump will begin to relocate water, as it comes in, and transport it far away from your home to keep it dry and flood-free.
How Does it Work?
As mentioned earlier, your sump pump takes excessive water buildup and relocates it from your home. Typically, a sump pump is installed with a sump pit, which happens to be a small, dug-out hole where the water will collect. The minute the pump detects any trace of water, it will then turn on and start moving it away in a matter of minutes.
Why Do I Need One?
Ideally, every home should be equipped with a sump pump, but if you’re still on the fence about having one installed, think about the state of your basement or crawlspace on a hot summer day. What do we mean by this? Well, if you happen to notice a moisture buildup or the formation of mold/mildew, that could be a clear sign that there are cracks in the foundation — which can let water seep through, causing a flood if a torrential downpour happens to come by.
Additionally, a sump pump is a great investment and will help protect your most significant investment (your home) from any potential danger that may come its way.