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5 Benefits of a Sump Pump Installation

5 Benefits of a Sump Pump Installation

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A sump pump is a simple and effective way to protect your home from flooding. They’re usually placed in basements and crawlspaces to collect water and safely transfer it to where it can’t damage buildings. Sump pumps are especially useful anywhere with a high water table or heavy winter-spring flooding. By calling a professional to help you with a sump pump installation, you can avoid all sorts of damage and keep a healthier home.

Here are five ways that getting a sump pump installation can help your home:

 

Protect your home’s foundation

If you don’t have a sump pump, you’re putting your home’s foundation at risk. Over time, water is capable of breaking down your foundation and creating cracks and gaps. Not only does this damage make your home more vulnerable to flooding, but it can cost quite a bit to repair and offers entryways for pests to get into your home.

 

Lower the risk of fire

While a lower fire risk may sound like a strange benefit of a sump pump, it’s a serious benefit. Basements often have some electrical appliances in them, and they can short-circuit if they’re exposed to flooding. Even if the short-circuits don’t start electrical fires, they can damage your appliances. Sump pumps can prevent flooding and keep your appliances safe.

 

Reduce mold and mildew

Mold, mildew, and other fungi grow best in dark, damp areas. Basements prone to flooding make a perfect spot for these to grow. Not only are they capable of damaging wood and other materials, but they can also pose health risks to your family. By installing a sump pump, you can help keep your basement dry and delay mold growth.

 

Improve property value

Homeowners, both current and future, appreciate it when their property has features that protect it from damage. Since sump pumps offer flood protection, it’s a good idea to invest in one. Protecting your home from flooding will improve your property’s value by improving its safety and reliability.

 

Prevent flooding and water damage

Sump pumps are useful for dealing with the gradual build-up of water. However, they come in handy when large-scale flooding happens. When spring thaws or torrential rains occur, unprotected basements can experience over a foot of flooding. If you have anything of value in the basement, this could cause some serious trouble. Fortunately, having a working sump pump in your basement can minimize any damage you may face.

 

Why call Quality Plumbing Services to install my plumbing?

If you have a plumbing problem of any kind from power rodding to boilers, we will arrange a plumbing technician for you right away. We offer quality plumbing services to Chicagoland homeowners as well as commercial plumbing services to businesses, institutions, and industrial. Our licensed plumbers are your friendly neighborhood plumbers. From sinks, bathtubs, and toilets, to video inspection and sewer repairs. At Quality Plumbing Services Inc. we believe that having a job done right the first time gives you peace of mind and leaves you worry-free! Customer satisfaction is our ultimate goal and we strive to provide you with many years of Quality service as your plumber. At Quality Plumbing Services we live by our motto — Quality People. Quality Products. Quality Service. Call us today to learn more about our services!

By Brian Renadette

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