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Benefits of A Sump Pump

March 01 / 2021

Benefits of A Sump Pump

Many homeowners underestimate the threat of water damage when, in fact, water damage is one of the biggest threats to American homes. According to industry estimates, 98 percent of basements will experience water damage sometime during their lifespan. A flooded house, with 18 inches of water, can cause over $25,000 in water damage. So, it should come as no surprise that there are innovative devices designed to minimize these costs. A sump pump is one such device. In this article brought to you by Rooter Hero Plumbing of Phoenix, we will go over the sump pump and its benefits. Remember, the expert plumbers at Rooter Hero Plumbing are ready to install, repair, or replace your sump pump at any time of the day.

What Is A Sump Pump?

A sump pump is a simple yet extremely useful device designed to keep moisture out of a basement or crawl space. It is especially common in low-lying areas that are under the water bed, areas prone to flooding, or areas where snow melts rapidly. They come in two primary types: the submersible pump and the pedestal pump. The former rests inside the water while the latter is held outside of the water. So how does a sump pump work?
The pump is activated when a certain level of water fills the pit. If, and when, your basement floods with water, the pump turns on and drains the water away from your basement to an isolated area, preventing it from flooding your basement, seeping into cracks, and otherwise causing costly water damage.

The Benefits of a Sump Pump

A sump pump will pump water away from your basement and property, but what are the specific benefits of a sump pump? Here are just a few:

  • Prevent Flooding: A sump pump will prevent your property from flooding by redirecting water away from the foundation.
  • Prevent Mold and Mildew: Water is the source of life for mold and mildew. These fungi can cause structural damage to your building and pose a threat to your health. A sump pump reduces the risk of these fungi growing on your property.
  • Prevent Infestations: Insects, rodents, and other pests thrive in damp areas and a sump pump is sure to make them feel uncomfortable.
  • Prevent Electrical Damage: Everyone knows that electricity and water do not mix well. A sump pump keeps water away from your property, and especially your electrical devices and appliances.

As you can tell, the benefits of a sump pump are many. The benefits outweigh the cost of installing a unit and Rooter Hero Plumbing of Phoenix is ready to help with your installation, replacement, or repair.

Call Rooter Hero Plumbing of Phoenix for Your Sump Pump

Rooter Hero Plumbing of Phoenix is a licensed and insured company with certified plumbers, competitive prices, and advanced equipment. We are ready to handle any sump pump installation, replacement, or repair. Call Rooter Hero Plumbing to consult with a professional, schedule your flexible appointment, and get your free price estimate upfront today.