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Monday, April 12th, 2021 by Kinsey Price
Why Every Homeowner Needs a Sump Pump
Many homeowners might ask why they need a sump pump saying that their basement or crawlspace has never flooded, their home's foundation is rock solid, it's a waste of money. Truth is if a homeowner has a basement or crawlspace, that basement or crawlspace needs a sump pump before the need for one comes flooding in.
Sump pumps save homeowners thousands of dollars by protecting the basement itself and subsequently the house, the furnace, perhaps laundry facilities and stored items. When crawlspaces flood, they can provide a breeding ground for mold and will contribute to poor air quality above in your home.
Anyone who owns a structure that has a subterranean level, either a basement or crawl space, needs a sump pump. In addition to relieving flooding conditions, sump pumps also help keep basement humidity low which in turn lowers the possibility of mold and mildew build-up. A wet basement is a breeding ground for additional problems such as strange odors, peeling paint, rust, and cracked floors and walls.
Sump pump installation today often includes a battery back-up system for those homeowners who have electric sump pumps. Your basement waterproofing contractor will explain the reasons for this back-up system, most importantly a loss of power possibly with disastrous results. Even in a flooded basement, the back-up system continues to function with the ability to pump water out of the house for several hours without an electric power supply.
Professional installation of a sump pump protects the homeowner's investment and the value of the home. It assures the work is completed accurately and with the best interests of the homeowner taken into consideration. Hiring a basement waterproofing company to install the sump pump is critical to the outcome of the job.
Take note of these points when deciding on a basement waterproofing contractor:
Don't ignore the necessity of having a sump pump installed in your basement. Be prepared for water problems, protect your home, and gain peace of mind.
Fortress Foundation Solutions specializes in sump pump installation throughout Virginia. Visit online for a free estimate or call 1-844-877-3244 for sump pump installations in Troy, Palmyra, Bremo Buff, Columbia, Fork Union, Kents Store, and the surrounding areas.