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Reasons to Consider Having a Sump Pump Installed


Protecting you home is more than simply purchasing costly insurance. Although insurance may cover some damage, it doesn't always protect against flooding, especially in you live in an area that puts your basement under the water table. Water damage does more than destroy the home, it damages appliances, furniture, and destroys those keepsakes you have in boxes stacked in the basement.

Flooding can occur from a severe rain event or when a pipe bursts inside the house. Your local plumbing professional can lessen the chance of damage by installing a new sump pump in your home today.


What Exactly is a Sump Pump?
The sump pump is a small pumping device that is installed usually in the lowest area of the home, typically this would be the basement. The purpose of the sump pump is to begin pumping out any water that enters the home by way of a drainage system that runs under the home.

The water can be directed down a drainage pipe or into a well. The pump is activated when water levels reach the inside trigger of the pump, causing it to turn on and divert the water to the drainage system.


Why are Sump Pumps so Important?
The sump pump is your only hope in identifying flood water before damage sets it. The pump is on stand-by while you are at work, vacation, or sleeping, ready to turn on in an instant and begin dispersing all that water out of the basement. The water not only will damage everything it comes in contact with, it will increase the moisture levels in the home, creating an environment that leaves the area prone to mold. Once mold sets in behind walls and in upholstery, you will have much bigger problems on your hands.


Do You Need Professional Sump Pump Services?
Your local plumbing company has a variety of styles and size sump pumps they can install in your home today. This will not only give you peace of mind that your investment is protected from flood water, it will ensure that all your belongings are safe in your home.

The one time investment is minor compared to the cost to replace damaged belongings or the fees to have a water restoration team come out and clean, disinfect, and restore the basement after flood waters fill up the home.

Hindsight is always 20/20. Don't wait until it's too late to protect your home! To install, service, or repair a sump pump in your Franklin area home, call the experts of Kellie Plumbing at (555) 738-2707.