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Ridding your basement or crawlspace of water isn’t always an easy task, but it’s essential in protecting your home from water damage, as well as your health. The buildup of water can lead to a variety of problems, such as the weakened structure of your home to the rise of mold—which poses a threat to your respiratory system and overall health. As basements are often susceptible to water buildup, installing a sump pump reduces your risk of water damage.
What Is a Sump Pump?
Sump pumps are designed to remove water from basements and crawlspaces that are prone to flooding by directing the water to a nearby storm drain or dry well. Basements below the water table are vulnerable to flooding and often require a sump pump. When rain or snow causes water to build up, the pump is activated and begins removing the water. This process keeps your basement dry and decreases your risk of damage.
Sump pumps come in two types: pedestal and submersible. Pedestal pumps are installed above the sump and can therefore be easily serviced. However, submersible pumps are less likely to clog, requiring less maintenance. Both types of sump pumps present a variety of benefits and work to remove water from your home.
StayDry Waterproofing knows the importance of keeping water from entering your home, as the presence of water can leave damaging effects. As mentioned, installing a sump pump in your home’s basement or crawlspace can play a large role in preventing further damage. Here is a list of just a few benefits of installing a sump pump:
- Prevent Flooding – In times of heavy rain, your basement can quickly fill up with water. At times like these, the high level of water can ruin any possession in the area and affect the structure of your home. A sump pump can easily prevent this.
- Decrease Chances of Mold – In the presence of water, mold will begin to grow throughout the area. Mold is harmful to both your home and your health. Sump pumps keep your basement dry and, in turn, inhibit the growth of mold or mildew.
- Increase Property Value – It may be obvious, but protecting your home from flooding maintains its value and keeps the structure of the house strong and uncompromised.
- Prevent Electrical Fires – Aside from being ruined themselves, the electrical appliances in your basement can be short circuited when water enters, ultimately causing electrical fires.
Overall, sump pumps protect your home and everything in it from the damage water can easily cause. Sump pumps keep out termites, protects metal from corrosion, and controls damp and humid conditions within your home.
Waterproof your Home
In addition to installing a sump pump in your basement or crawlspace, waterproofing your home will improve its resistance to water and further prevent the damaging effects of such. At StayDry, we specialize in waterproofing to ensure your home is safe from the dangers of structural damage and mold growth. Contact us today or give us a call at 800.782.9379 to get started.