Flooding can be a real threat to any home, especially here in the Central Valley. Flooding can lead to substantial damage to your home and can end up destroying your belongings and property. It is important that homeowners take precautions against floods to reduce the risk of serious damage and expensive repair bills. We know better than anyone that cleaning up after a flood can be a nightmare, and many people are left replacing costly appliances and suffering from the loss of sentimental possessions.
Thankfully, there is something that you can do to reduce the risks associated with flooding. Installing a sump pump is a great way to protect your home and property from flood damage. Keep reading to learn more about sump pump installation in your area.
WHAT IS A SUMP PUMP?
A sump pump is a system designed to prevent an area from flooding. It is comprised of two main parts: the sump, which is the pit where water is collected, and the pump, which removes said water. The pit is dug at the lowest part of a basement or crawlspace, so all of the water naturally runs into it. When enough water collects in the pit, the pump is activated. When the pump is turned on, it pumps the water out of the pit and into your home’s drainage system or through a designated drain pipe that leads away from the house.
DO YOU NEED ONE?
There are numerous signs that suggest you should consider installing a sump pump, including:
- Your basement has flooded before: If you’ve experienced flooding in your home in the past, you should definitely consider sump pump installation. You should not have to go through the hassle of expensive water damage restoration and repair for a second time.
- You live in a low-lying area: Water naturally collects in the lowest area of elevation. If your home is in one of these places, it is more prone to suffering the effects of flooding. A sump pump is a great way to protect homes in vulnerable areas.
- Large quantities of precipitation: Here in the Central Valley, your home is subjected to a lot of rainfall, thus increasing the likelihood of flooding.
- You have a finished basement: You likely put a lot of money into finishing your basement. Why not protect it from disaster by installing a sump pump?
CALL IN A PROFESSIONAL
Hiring a professional for your plumbing is the best way to ensure that your new sump pump has been properly installed. Our technicians here at All American Plumbing, Heating, & Air are highly trained and experienced, which are necessary for proper sump pump services. Your service professional must have expertise in electrical wiring, how the pump needs to be installed, and how the pipes need to be rigged. Installing a sump pump is no small task, and should not be attempted by an amateur.