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3 Facts About Sump Pumps

If you’ve ever noticed that your basement or crawl space has flooded, you know that getting that area cleared and dry can be a big hassle. You have to work fast though to avoid water damage and health risks. But what if there was a way to avoid this situation?

With the help of a sump pump, you can help to protect your home from the trouble caused by flooding, whether it is the result of heavy rain or a major leak in your house. If you haven’t heard of sump pumps before now, we’d love to give you some information on them and let you know that you can come to us for installation from a professional plumber in Coon Rapids, MN.

1. What Is a Sump Pump?

We want to start here because, truthfully, if you haven’t heard of a sump pump before now, this is likely to be your first question too. A sump pump is a system that is installed at the lowest point in your home, such as in your basement or in a crawl space under the house.

Usually installed in a pit, the job of the sump pump is to detect rising water levels as they fill that pit and start pumping out the excess water to avoid problems. While sump pumps can’t protect against a major natural disaster such as a full-blown river flood, they can help protect against things like excess snowfall. By removing that extra water from the area around your basement or your crawlspace, your sump pump is going to help protect you from most of the flooding instances that might wreak havoc on your home otherwise.

2. How Does a Sump Pump Protect Your Home?

Sump pumps protect your home by literally pump excess gallons of water away from your home. The pit that the sump pump is in starts to fill with water and, once it reaches a certain level, the sump pump turns on and starts to siphon the water out of the pit and into your sewer line. This allows the sump pump to protect your home from flooding and all the issues that come with it.

3. Sump Pumps Can Help You Out in More Than One Way

Yes, sump pumps only have one key goal: prevent flooding in the lower parts of your home. But that doesn’t mean they only provide one benefit. With all the water that they are going to get rid of, they can help your home in other ways including:

  • Protecting any valuables stored in your basement.
  • Preventing mold and mildew growth
  • Helping to fulfill your home insurance needs (if it is required)
  • Providing extra peace of mind during the wetter months of the year.
  • Protecting your home from water damage and the health risks that can come with it.

Interested in adding a sump pump to your home? If you’ve had trouble with flooding in your basement or crawlspace in the last few years, it is a great investment to make. We are here to help when you are ready to get a sump pump installed.

Contact Air Mechanical, Inc. to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

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