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Sump Pump Installation
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Sump Pump Installation
Prevent Costly Flood Damage
When rains start coming down in Mississippi and Tennessee this spring, you can bet you’re going to need a sump pump for that crawl space. Have it installed by the experts here at Stewart Plumbing to avoid costly mistakes and enjoy peace of mind!
A sump pump works by collecting water that has accumulated in a sump basin located in the basement and then pumping it out and away from the home. The sump pump is activated by a float switch when the water level reaches a certain point. The pump then moves the water through a discharge pipe and out of the basement. The float switch will turn off the pump once the water level has dropped below a certain point, and the cycle will repeat as needed. The sump pump is powered by electricity and serves as a crucial line of defense against water damage in the basement.
Sump Pump Installation Options
- Pedestal pumps are great options for those homes that don’t get a lot of water flooding their crawl space. They last longer than their submersible counterparts and are inexpensive to purchase and repair.
- A submersible pump, on the other hand, is what you should buy for those spaces that are extra vulnerable. They are much more powerful than pedestal pumps and have a quieter operation.
- While both are great options and last for at least seven years, you have to determine which of their features would better benefit you. Cast iron pumps are the more powerful option. But, if you don’t need power, then choose thermoplastic, as it’s more corrosion resistant.
- This, again, has to do with power. If you are looking for a high-powered pump to get as much water off the crawl space as possible, then choose 1/2. If not, 1/4 should do the trick
Benefits of Having a Sump Pump
- Increase Property Value: A home with a sump pump installed looks more appealing to buyers than one without.
- Ensure Structural Integrity: Flooding water can do some serious damage to the structural components of your home, causing them to weaken or collapse.
- Dampness and Humidity Control: Keep humidity levels to a minimum with a sump pump installation.
- Mold and Damage Prevention: If there’s one thing you don’t want invading your home, it’s mold. Sump pumps will keep mold growth to a minimum.
You may think your crawl space is a flood-free zone, but that’s not always the case. Floods can happen at any time during heavy rainfall, so you always want to be protected. Ask Stewart Plumbing about a sump pump installation today!