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3 Reasons Why Homeowners Need Sump Pumps

Updated: Jul 6, 2022

If your home has a basement or crawlspace, the bottom floor is surrounded by soil. Unfortunately, this allows water to filter through the dirt and seep inside. Luckily, a sump pump can gather the water and pump it out, benefitting homes in the following ways.

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Why a Sump Pump May Be Vital for Your Home

1. Prevent Basement Flooding

You might be surprised by how much water flows into your basement daily. Without a sump pump to get rid of it, the basement would quickly flood. Not only would this make a mess, but it can also cause permanent stains and warping to flooring, walls, and belongings.

2. Improve Safety

Many people keep washers and dryers, TVs, and other electronic devices in the basement. If this area floods, the water can come in contact with these appliances and the wiring in the walls, creating an electrocution risk. Even after drying out, the damaged electronics may be more susceptible to short circuits. Keeping the area dry and having a sump pump with an alarm that'll go off if the water gets too deep to pump can help you prevent these dangers.

3. Reduce Mold & Pests

The damper a basement is, the more mold and mildew will grow throughout the space. This creates unpleasant stains and a musty odor, and it can even be a health hazard depending on the type of mold. Additionally, a wet environment is ideal for bugs and rodents. Luckily, a sump pump will keep the basement as dry as possible so it'll stay clear of pests.

If your home could benefit from a sump pump, contact John Lockwood Plumbing.

Established in 1973, this family-owned business has over 45 years of experience helping homeowners throughout Wayne, Monroe, and Ontario counties. Their 24-person team of certified employees provides comprehensive services for any plumbing issues you may encounter. To make an appointment, call (585) 265-0736. To learn more about how they can help you, visit their website.

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