Where it rains, the chance of moisture accumulation, water damage, and flooding is a risk. This is the reason why many homeowners choose to install a sump pump to reduce those threats. In recent years, BC has faced increased floods that have caused devastating tragedies. You’ll find it to be a great addition to your drainage system in order to minimize the risks of water damage in your home. Now, let’s get into the topic: What is a Sump Pump?
A sump pump is an electric device that is designed to help prevent water damage and flooding in the home. As the sump pump moves the accumulated water in the basin from the house, this specialized device directs the water to a nearby storm drain, dry well, or designated area for proper drainage.
Typically, you’ll find it located in the basement or crawlspace as it constantly turns on and off to adjust the water level as it rises. It’s most common to find sump pumps in homes where there is a risk of high water levels in the neighbourhood. Additionally, homes that have the risk of moisture collecting, they’re fantastic at regulating the water levels to minimize the chances of flooding, mould growth, and water damage.
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No – Not all houses have sump pumps installed.
For the most part, it is most commonly installed in homes that have the risk of flooding, moisture-retaining, and/or risk of water damage. Also, we can’t forget homes with basements that are located in rainy locations. Furthermore, having this device will help protect your home from mould which impacts those with respiratory issues, allergies, and other immune-compromised folks.
The best way to know whether a sump pump would be great for your home is by looking at the topography of your neighbourhood, locating nearby bodies of water, and the design of your home. If your home has a high water table, it may be wise to install it in your basement to eliminate the possibility of water accumulation or floods damaging your home.
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For those who have a sump pump drainage system already installed, it is important for you to schedule regular maintenance to ensure it is working optimally. Because this mechanical device will help protect your home, you’ll want to take care of it through the 7 to 10 years of its lifespan.
Did you know that sump pump failure is one of the common plumbing emergencies that we get dispatched for? As a matter of fact, when homeowners neglect to book sump pump maintenance, unfortunate emergencies often occur which leads to very costly repairs.
Generally speaking, a sump pump is a fantastic system to help protect your home from accumulated moisture, water damage, and possible floods. In the Pacific Northwest, since we have a stunning landscape of temperate rainforest, rainfall is inevitable. Therefore, it’s crucial to make sure that you safeguard your beautiful home from the forces of nature.
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