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“Do I Need a Sump Pump?” Here Are Three Reasons Why You Might

A flooded basement due to improper sump pump installation or maintenance

Even the best-built basements in Kansas City can have excess moisture issues, especially when there are heavy rains, or excess water comes in from being in a bad spot as it relates to the water table. Basement waterproofing is among the best ways to prevent needing water damage restoration, and gives you peace of mind for the lifespan of your home.

Properly installed sump pumps are a must for many basement owners, as they can protect basements and crawl spaces from water damage associated with flooding or moisture accumulation. Sump pumps pump water out of basements or crawl spaces and into storm drains or dry wells. 

If you are a homeowner with a finished basement or living space, then the potential for massive water damage issues arises, as mildew and mold build up, or other issues that could have been avoided if you had a sump pump.

To help avoid a flooded basement, homeowners often turn to a submersible pump, installed in a proper sump pit to help save the basement floor from groundwater. Installing a sump basin, which is at the lowest point in the home, is where the sump pump’s functionality is applied and as the water collects, the sump pump activates and moves the water out of the area to a proper drain. A battery backup is an additional step a homeowner can take to ensure their sump pump works, regardless if there is a power outage and the electricity is out in the home during a storm; which is when water problems can rear their ugly head!

Why Should I Install A Sump Pump?

If you’re on the fence about buying a sump pump, consider these three reasons for buying one:

  1. The first and most obvious reason you should have a sump pump is to keep your basement or crawlspace dry. If your crawlspace or basement floods, it can cause structural damage to your home or create an environment where mold and mildew can flourish. Mold is expensive and difficult to clean up and can pose serious health hazards. Flooding can happen from excess water and heavy rainfall, or gutters become blocked and the water escapes over the edge and to the foundation, and more. Preventing groundwater from flooding your basement, can also save your water heater, HVAC system, valuables or other items you want to keep safe, and have peace of mind.
  2. Today’s modern types of sump pumps can alert homeowners when water levels are rising in their homes. Some of the new sump pump models can even make a call or send a text to their owner’s phone, allowing the owner to contact an emergency plumber if needed. For property owners with vacation or rental properties far from their place of residence, this feature can be a lifesaver.
  3. Sump pumps can add value to homes. Prospective buyers will feel that their basements are better protected if a sump pump is present, making them more likely to purchase your home and purchase it at a price you like.

Let Us Help With Your Sump Pump Installation and Maintenance

A-1 Sewer & Septic Service in Kansas City can help homeowners with installation and sump pump maintenance, as well as other plumbing equipment. In business since 1968, A-1 Sewer & Septic provides 24-hour plumbing, as well as routine installation and maintenance services to the Kansas City metro area. 

Reach out today and see how A-1 Sewer can become your sewer & plumber of choice!