Basement Water Problems
An entire sixty percent of homeowners are reported to be exposed to wetness below their homes, and even more to be at risk for flooding. This is especially true of homes that are in low-lying areas and those prone to accumulating precipitation or melting snow runoff. As we’ve addressed before, water can cause unfriendly damages to your home including mold and mildew, peeling paint, and an unhealthy living environment. Knowing how simply and quickly water can incur these expensive damages to a home, we are pleased to be able to explain a bit about how a sump pump can keep you and your home from becoming another statistic; at least a keep you from becoming a negative one.
Wet Basement Solution
More commonly found in newer homes due to the Clean Water Act of 1987, sump pumps are by no means commonplace considering the number of older structures still in good usable condition today. If the home you love does not make use of a sump pump, you may be doing that lovable home a favor by investing in one.
Sump pumps remove water that could damage your home by first collecting it. These wonderful machines sit in a low-lying pit, called a sump pit, in the lowest point of your homes basement or crawl space. Moisture collects in these low areas and is there directed into these sump pits. Once enough water has collected, the centrifugal pump on which the sump operates forces the water through pipes that carry the liquid to a point where it can drain safely away from your home’s foundation.
Magic! Or something like it.
Your Sump Pump Plumber
As Macomb County’s Certified Plumbers, we want to help you in acquiring and installing a sump pump to keep your home from any unnecessary damage. If your existing sump pump needs dire attention, you know who to call. We stand ready to serve you!