Protect Your Basement: The Benefits of a Sump Pump
Your basement is at risk of water damage due to excess water from heavy rains or snow. Another factor that you need to take into account is the possibility of water damage due to hydrostatic water pressure. Hydrostatic pressure relates to water pushing up from the ground and the force of the pressure will depend on the level of the water table at your location.
Retaining water basins are not able to completely alleviate flooding concerns in some communities. More than 60 percent of basements experience some form of water damage due to flooding or water leaks. If precautions are not taken to remove excess water from your basement, the foundation may suffer structural damage in the long run. What are the benefits of a sump pump?
- The structural integrity of your foundation will be protected.
- Rust and corrosion damage to metal items and fittings will be slowed down.
- The installation of a sump pump will increase the value of your property.
- The prevention of termite or insect infestation is one of the benefits of a sump pump.
- Your home will be healthier due to the control of fungus and mold.
- Basements will be warmer and drier due to less dampness and humidity.
- The items that you store in the basements will be protected against damage from flooding.
- Hydrostatic water pressure will be relieved resulting in a lower risk of damage from ground water.
Increased property value and protection against damage caused by flooding are just some of the benefits of a sump pump. The installation of a sump pump should be carried out by a professional plumber or HVAC contractor in your local area.
For more helpful information about sump pumps, contact Sobieski Services.Our goal is to help educate our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC & plumbing systems).
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