Why you Need the Addition of a Sump Pump for Your Home
How a sump pump works
When sump pump installation is done to your house, excess water from flooding, leaking faucets and other plumbing will naturally flow into the designated holes. Most of the pumps have an automated flotation system which automatically switches on and starts pumping water when the water reaches a certain level. The water is then pumped out of the house through a hole and drained away from your home’s foundation, leading to flood protection and preserving the home’s structural integrity.
How to install a sump pump
The great thing about sump pump installation is that they are very easy to install. Also, because of their nature, they can be incorporated into the house design even after it has been completed. It is best to involve a plumber in the installation process because they will know the right pump to install to install and how to install for maximum efficiency. If the house does not have a sump pit, you will need the plumber to dig one and properly configure it for the installation of the pump.
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The benefits of sump pump installation
Flood protection and prevention using a sump pump
Flooding is the number one disaster that happens when there is rainy weather. After flooding, it is common for water to pool in the basement and other areas of the home. When this happens, the cleanup process takes a lot of time, money and energy. To make matters worse, if the water level reaches valuable appliances, you are forced to replace, increasing the damage mitigation costs. However, when you have a sump pump, minor to mildly severe flooding in the basement can be managed without the need of flood protection management and restoration experts, therefore saving you sump pump repair costs and protecting both your valuables and your house.
Keeping mold at bay
Mold and mildew are a very common problem in most people’s basements. When you install a sump pit and pump, you manage all the excess moisture in the hidden spaces. This reduces the possibility of mold growth. As a result, your home will be clear from mold, and the possibility of developing health problems which are associated with mold and mildew will be greatly reduced.
Preserving electrical equipment
The basement will have its own share of electrical equipment. If flood water is not controlled, you will have to deal with problems such as short-circuiting electrical equipment constantly. When you have a sump pump, you are assured that appliances such as your laundry machine, water heater and other heating systems will be protected from electrical short-circuiting.
Raising the value of your property
There are several ways in which sump pump installation raises the value of your property and save you money. First, when the insurer notes that you have taken all the measures needed to protect the house from flood damage, and that the basement is secure from moisture damage, they will lower the cost of the insurance premium. Similarly, when home appraisers see that the home is somehow secure from basement flooding and water damage, they will give some positive points in their valuation report because a structurally sound home which has a low mildew risk is more desirable to buy.
Before installing the sump pump
The benefits of digging a sump pit and installing a sump pump are therefore countless. However, before you make the installation, there are certain points that you should consider.
- Understand the location of your sewer server line because this is where the water from the basement will drain into.
- Understand the location of the homes main water line because you might end up puncturing the main piping. You could also compromise the quality of the water getting into the home depending on the position of the pit that you install in relation to the water supply.
- Understand the thickness of the concrete and the gravel beneath it before starting the digging process.
- Get a sump pump that has a backup battery so it can function when there is a power outage, which happens a lot when it floods.
- Get an expert who can do sump pump repair and maintenance when needed.
These are all considerations which can be put into perspective by a quality and reliable plumber. Contact us for the best assessment and sump pump installation rates.
The City of Toronto Will Help Pay for Your Sump Pump
To protect Toronto’s homeowners, the City is offering owners of single-family, duplex and triplex residential homes a financial subsidy of up to $3,400 per property to install flood protection devices including:
- A backwater valve
- A sump pump
- Pipe severance and capping of the home’s storm or external weeping tile connection
As a certified contractor, we qualify for this program. We can help you protect your home with a sump pump, while showing you how to get the work subsidized.
Trust the Local Sump Pump Experts
We have been providing sump pumps and waterproofing services to residential and commercial customers in the greater Toronto area since 1991.
You can contact us any time by calling us at 1-833-363-7323.