According to the American Association of home inspectors, more than 60 percent of American homeowners have accumulated moisture in their basement and other crawlspaces. Moisture is a dangerous thing to have in the home because it leads to the development of mold and also compromises structures that are made of wood, paintwork and even upholstery. When moisture goes unchecked for a long time, it can even lead to mold damage and completely compromise the structural integrity of your home. Here are a few reasons to do sump pump installation and sump pump repair to 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.