We’re moving into fall, which means a number of things as far as getting your home ready for the next few months. One of those things is prepping for the possibility of flooding. It’s highly unlikely that your home is going to be submerged anytime soon. But catastrophic flooding is not necessary in order to inflict widespread water damage to certain parts of your home. Read on to find out how to keep your home safe from flooding with a sump pump.
A sump pump is a part designed to prevent a specific area from flooding by siphoning water out of it. A pit is dug at the lowest part of the area that is to be protected. This pit is called the sump. The sump pump is then installed either in or directly above the sump, with a pipe running from it out of the house. All water that flows into the area flows downhill into the sump. When the water level in the sump reaches a certain point, the sump pump activates and removes all the collected water out of the house.
Advantages of Using a Sump Pump
If you’ve ever had a room flood with a couple of inches of water, you know how much damage even a small amount of water in the wrong place can cause. Basements and crawlspaces tend to contain some systems that you absolutely don’t want to get wet, such as furnaces and air conditioners. You really don’t want to have to replace a big expensive system because of something like water damage. A sump pump can prevent these more vulnerable areas from flooding, saving you quite a bit of money in the long run.
The Sunny Plumber provides sump pump services of all kinds throughout Phoenix, AZ. Call today for an appointment.