If you are a homeowner looking to keep your home dry and prevent any costly water damage, then installing a sump pump may be the ideal solution for you. Sump pumps have a primary function of collecting excess water from your home and funneling it to the outdoors away from your home’s foundation. If you have your residential sump pump installed by professionals, then rest assured it will last a good many years and work both effectively and efficiently throughout.
Though your professional installation is important, appropriate maintenance and quick repairs are important steps to take in being proactive with your new sump pump. The team here at Steve Mull Plumbing wants to offer you some important insight you should absorb before scheduling your installation. We want to ensure that all our clients have all the pertinent information needed before investing in your new pump.
To begin with sump pumps run off of electricity, much like everything else in your home. These pumps are primarily needed in seasons that have significant amounts of rainfall that can lead to water in your home’s basement. Since heavy rains that occur are often accompanied by lightning, thunder and heavy winds, the power in your home may get knocked out or disrupted which causes issues to all your electrical devices and appliances. With that said, the experts here at Steve Mull Plumbing highly recommend you install a backup battery that will kick on whenever the primary source of power in your home fails allowing your pump to continue its operation. With a backup battery you have the added confidence that your sump pump will remain operational throughout the storm and be able to filter water appropriately to avoid any flooding.
A sump pump is typically installed in your home’s basement in a remote corner away from your everyday traffic. Typically, these secluded corners of the basement serve as storage spaces for all types of junk which means a bit of a cleanup is required before your pump is installed. Make every effort to remove all debris, junk and dirt so as to provide adequate space for a proper installation and ease of maintenance or repair when needed.
Be sure to take these important facts into consideration when investing in your new sump pump. Each will contribute to an effective and efficient installation and assist you greatly in the proper care and maintenance of your newly purchased pump day after day. Nobody takes favor in having water in their basement and certainly long-standing water can result in some health risks to your home and family. Standing water leads to mold infestation that can be detrimental to your family’s health and can drastically reduce the air quality in your home. For these reasons, investing in a sump pump to keep your basement free of water is an investment well worth making.
If you are in the market for a new sump pump or perhaps are in need of routine maintenance or repairs of your existing pump then surely you have come to the right place. The highly skilled and trained technicians here at Steve Mull Plumbing stand ready to serve you with your every need. We are on hand to answer all your questions, address all your concerns and offer insight needed on a variety of plumbing issues. Summer and fall are seasons well known for abundant amounts of rain. So, if you want to provide your home with extra care and protection against water, contact our professionals today. We look forward to serving you and to providing you with the best all round plumbing products and services this side of Tennessee!