If you’ve experienced the brunt of the recent rainfall that has hit the area, then you might have some problems with excess water in your basement. There are certainly many ways to help prevent leaks with the right sealants, but a quality sump pump is really the best way to get rid of water. Here are a couple of reasons why you should install a new sump pump in your basement.
How Sump Pumps Work
Although a sump pump is made of many moving parts, the two basic components of a sump pump are the pump itself and the sump pit where it is housed. The sump pit is the lowest part of the property in your basement or crawlspace, and it is designed to use gravity to catch excess water. Then, the sump pump is designed to carry that water out of the house and pump it away from your property. Sump pumps are essential to preventing basement flooding, as well as the effects of water damage such as mold.
Types of Sump Pump
The great thing about sump pumps is that they’re not one size fits all. You get to choose what type of sump pump will be the best fit for your home and lifestyle. The categories of sump pumps are usually divided by capacity (small or large) and power source (primary or battery backup). The primary sump pump is the most common, but a combination sump pump that includes battery backup is also a wise choice. You also have the option of installing a sewage pump in your homes septic tank to reduce the risk of clogged pipes.
Once you decide that you need a new sump pump or would like to have your current one replaced, it’s best to consult a professional. Not only can a waterproofing pro give you the best recommendations on what type of sump pump to invest in, but they will handle the installation process as well. In the right hands, a sump pump installation is quick and easy.
Contact All Aspects Waterproofing Today!
If you are ready to get a professional to waterproof your home’s basement, contact All Aspects Waterproofing, a Better Business Bureau A+ rated company with over 30 years of experience in the Washington, DC./Maryland/Virginia area. We have a great deal of experience in waterproofing, mold testing, and mold remediation, and we want to make you feel at home again. Contact us online or by calling 1-866-999-3110 or 301-766-4420. To see what we’re up to, follow us onFacebook,Twitter,Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Houzz