Flooding is not something that you need to worry about all that much in Arizona. At least, not the kind that will submerge your house. However, it is still quite possible for parts of your home to flood under certain circumstances. This is especially possible for areas that are located below ground level, like crawl spaces and basements. Even a small amount of water damage can cost thousands of dollars to fix. It’s a good idea to take steps to protect those areas from flooding damage. Read on for information about sump pumps, and how they can protect your home from flooding damage.
What Is a Sump Pump?
A sump pump system begins with the excavation of a pit at the lowest point of the area to be protected. This is the sump. All water that flows into the area will flow downhill and into the sump. The sump pump is then installed either in or directly above the sump, with a pipe running from it outside of the home. When the water level in the sump gets above a certain point, the sump pump will activate and pump all the collected water out of the house.
Advantages of Sump Pump Installation
As mentioned above, it’s extremely expensive to repair even a bit of water damage, depending on where it’s located. A sump pump won’t be able to protect your home from a torrent of water, but it will be more than effective enough to deal with moderate storm runoff. If you want to make sure that the vulnerable parts of your home are protected from flooding damage, a sump pump is a pretty good idea.
The Sunny Plumber offers comprehensive sump pump installation and repair services throughout Phoenix, AZ. If you need to have a sump pump installed or repaired, call us today.