Moisture in your basement can cause irreparable damage to your home. Not only does it cause problems in the basement itself, it can damage the structural integrity of the house. That’s why it’s important to act promptly when you find out that you’re dealing with moisture downstairs. The leading solution for basement moisture is the installation of a sump pump. Let’s talk about what that means!
How a Sump Pump is Installed
A sump pump is installed in the floor of your basement. It’s made up of what’s called a ‘sump basin’ and a pump. Because this involves digging out part of your basement floor, it isn’t something to take lightly, as it can end in injury or damage to your home. Therefore, this installation is best done by a professional with experience in the process.
How It Works
Sump pumps are fairly straightforward. The sump basin collects free water and moisture from the basement. The basin contains a volume trigger that will turn on the pump when it’s filled to a certain point. For many sump pumps, the volume that triggers the pump activation can be adjusted for your needs.
When the basin has filled enough to activate the pump, the water is then removed from the basement. The pump will pump everything in the basin out into the yard a safe distance from your home. This way, no water will come running back to the basement and your interior will remain dry.
Why Get One?
A sump pump can seem like kind of a drastic measure, being that its installation is a bit invasive to your home. When should you get one and why is it worth the installation procedure?
Sump pumps are an important consideration for anyone who regularly deals with flooding or moisture damage. If you have recurrent moisture problems in your basement, give us a call and one of our professionals can come assess your basement. Not all moisture problems call for a pump. For instance, your moisture problems could be due to cracking in your basement walls. In this case, it would be best to have the cracks repaired. Then, if you still have moisture problems later on, a sump pump could be reconsidered.
Installing a sump pump when you frequently deal with moisture will be a huge weight off your shoulders. Flood damage, moisture damage, and mold can be completely avoided with a dry basement. Save yourself the money and grief of repairing destroyed flooring and furniture. Keep any belongings stored downstairs safe and dry. Water damage to support beams can have devastating results. Therefore, ensure your home’s structural integrity is maintained.
Call POM Plumbing
Here at POM Plumbing, our years of experience successfully installing sump pumps makes us the right people for the job. We’ll make the process quick, professional, and worth your time. Give us a call if you’d like a consultation or want to schedule our services.