Sump Pump It Up
Posted On: May 19, 2015
The summer storm season is heading towards Minnesota. Which means protecting your basement from flooding is very important.
The best defense against basement flooding is making sure you have a working sump pump.
The job of a sump pump is to pump excess ground water from the basement or crawl space to the outside of your home keeping your home dry.
According to the American Society of Home Inspectors, more than 60% of homes suffer from below-ground wetness. Just a small amount of water in your Minneapolis home can cost you thousands of dollars. Even having moisture in your basement can cause you problems such as mold and mildew growth.
These are the top 3 benefits of having a sump pump:
- Prevents flooding damage
-As mentioned earlier the sump pump helps to prevent problems with the gradual build up of water in a basement.
- Reduces the threat of mold and mildew
-Continual dampness in a basement can cause mold and mildew. Mold and mildew are not only damaging to the building materials in your home but they can also be a health hazard.
- Reduces the risk of fire
-This may sound weird but flooding is one of the top causes of electrical fires starting in a home. Appliances such as your washer and dryer can short circuit from the water. A sump pump will keep the water from threatening equipment that could trigger household fires.
Ready to replace or install a new sump pump? Sump pumps have many options available. When choosing one you need to decide on a few things:
- Manual or automatic
- Head pressure
- Cord length
- Backup and alarm systems
We can install any sump pump. We’ll dig the pit and install the sump pump as well as install the discharge piping. We offer a high quality line of Pro Series sump pumps to fit all of your needs.
For more sump pump information or to schedule a service call, contact us. We’d be happy to help you with your sump pump needs.