A Sump Pump Keeps Outside Water Outside
As the soil under and around your home becomes saturated, water seeps through cracks in the foundation. This leads to plumbing problems, extensive damage, and loss of property value. If you have moisture problems in your basement, a new or upgraded sump pump system is the answer. A sump pump also protects your home from flooding by automatically ejecting ground water from beneath your home during heavy rain storms.
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Sump pumps use built in sensors to detect water flow. The sump pump activates when water reaches the sensor, pumping away unwanted water from your foundation. Even though a sump pump is usually wired to your home’s electrical system, it is recommended they also have back up power as well. That’s because occasional basement flooding occurs during heavy storms, or other factors that could lead to a power outage, it is important that your sump pump have a back-up battery system. Car-style batteries are a common source of power back up, while some can also run off the water pressure in your home.
Sump Pump Service To Protect Your Home
Even if you have an existing sump pump, it is important that it be serviced annually. That way you can be certain the pump is in proper working condition. Waiting until your sump pump needs repair is not recommended. Furthermore, if your pump is over six years old it is a good idea to consider replacing it so that there are no unpleasant surprises.
When it comes to keeping your Delaware County, Chester County and Montgomery County area basement dry and safe from flooding, you can count on MoreVent. Our licensed plumbers provide sump pump installation, maintenance, and repair.