Spring in Vermont is a beautiful time of the year but too many people discover a wet basement once the seasons change. If your home has a wet basement every spring from melt-off and rising groundwater, you should consider having a sump pump installed. A sump pump is designed to remove water build-up from basements and crawlspaces and Stan and his Plumb Perfect team are experienced with installations.
Do you need a sump pump?
Any amount of water in your basement can lead to significant mold and mildew development along with foundation issues. Water that can seep into your foundation soaks the foundation materials and breaks them down over time. This will weaken the foundation of your home. The best way to remove this water and prevent further flooding is by the installation of a sump pump.
Advantages of a sump pump
• Prevent flood damage: Sump pumps will prevent problems that the gradual build-up of water in a basement can cause, but they really show their usefulness when dealing with large-scale flooding. When heavy rains trigger a flood of water into your basement, you can quickly have 15 inches of flood water covering the floor and damaging almost everything inside. With a working sump pump, this disaster can easily be averted.
• Reduce threat of mold and mildew: Continual dampness inside a basement will cause mold and mildew. These are health problems and cause long term damage to your home. A sump pump keeping a basement dry will keep mold and mildew from getting out of hand.
• Reduce the risk of fire: Flooding is one of the causes of electrical fires in a home. Water will short-circuit appliances such as laundry machines, water heaters, and heating systems that reside in the basement. A sump pump will keep water triggering household fires.
Sump pump installation
You will need to contact a professional plumber such as Stan the Plumber to install a sump pump, since the unit must hook up correctly to a drainage system. There is also more than one type of sump pump, so trust him to pick the right one for your pumping needs.
Stan the Plumber and his Plumb Perfect team can take care of choosing and installing the correct sump pump for your home. We are the professionals for all kinds of plumbing installations and service in and Burlington, Vermont and the surrounding towns. Make Stan your first call for sump pump installation.