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How a Sump Pump Helps Your Home

If you’re concerned about flooding in an area of your home, a sump pump will give you peace of mind. Heavy rain can lead to water buildup on your property that can easily leak into your basement. You may not think that your basement will flood, but it’s better to be prepared than to take your chances and hope for the best. 

A professional plumbing service in Plymouth, MN (like ours!) can help you with sump pump installation. If you don’t know much about sump pumps, that’s OK. Many homeowners don’t. We can explain how a sump pump helps your home and talk to you about the installation process. In the meantime, read on to learn more about sump pump benefits. 

How Does a Sump Pump Work?

A sump pump is a device that is designed to help lessen the effects of flooding damage. A standard sump pump is strong enough to protect a single room from moderate flooding. Keep in mind that if flooding is strong enough to submerge the room entirely, your sump pump can only prevent so much damage.

Our team of experts installs a sump pump by digging a hole at the lowest point on your property. This pit is called the sump, and it is located in a place where water will naturally flow due to gravity. The next step is installing a sump pump in or above the pit. Then we run a pipe into your basement or another room of your home that you wish to protect. 

When the sump fills up with water, it activates the system to pump water out of your house. While all flooding damage can’t be prevented, you can limit the amount of damage that your home sustains. If you pair a sump pump with good planning, you can keep your belongings safe from water damage by keeping them above water level. 

Is Your Home Vulnerable to Flooding?

Has your home ever sustained water damage – particularly from flooding? If so, a sump pump may be beneficial. A small water leak can quickly lead to significant damage that adds up to thousands of dollars. And if flooding is common in your area, those expenses can put a strain on your budget. 

But a sump pump can pay for itself by preventing water damage just one time. Think about the household items you store in your basement. How much would it cost to replace them all? Plus, you may have to replace electrical wiring, walls, HVAC systems, floors, and even portions of your home’s structure. Even if you have the money on hand to address repairs, it’s a hassle. 

While basements are one of the most common areas to install a sump pump, any area of your home is eligible if it’s at or below ground level. If you’re interested in a sump pump but don’t know if your home and property are eligible for installation, give us a call. We can assess your property and talk to you about your concerns to come up with a customized installation plan. Then you can make a well-educated decision about sump pump installation. 

Contact Comfort Matters Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. With you through THE HIGHS & LOWS!

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