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What is a Sump Pump?

Often time’s water collects in the basement of a home. This can be due to rain or natural ground water. If the home is below the water table level, then water can seep in from the ground.

A sump pump is used to remove this water. The sump pump can also remove water caused by flooding or to remove dampness if the home is below water level.

The pump will send the water somewhere it is no longer a threat to the home such as; city drain, dry well or in some cases the sewer system for the home. Some cities do not allow for the sewer system to be used however, as it can cause too much stress on the system.

What Are the Benefits of a Sump Pump?

A flood is an obvious benefit to having a sump pump as it quickly removes the water. Floods do not occur on a regular basis however, and may not be a reason for the extra protection. The source of water that a home needs protection from is, “hydrostatic pressure”.

This is a subtle and continual way for water to enter a home, and comes up from the ground. If the home is built where this pressure occurs, the home is in danger of water seeking in 24/7. The moisture will seep in any way that it can, and can even permanently saturate cement blocks. The installation of a sump pump relieves the pressure and protects the home against structure and property damage.

Why Do you Need a Sump Pump in Your Home?

If you have finished your basement; installed carpet, put in nice furniture, perhaps even put in some expensive electronics, you are going to want to protect all of that.

There is the chance that a summer flood could destroy everything, but what is more likely is the moisture from ground water will do more damage- just slower. This type of constant moisture will cause mold build-up which is extremely unhealthy.

A sump pump will keep this moisture away, protecting not only your basement but protecting your health as well. There are a few questions you can ask yourself to determine if you need a sump pump:

Do you live in an area that experiences large amounts of snow or rain?
Do you have a finished basement that contains expensive items you want protected against water and moisture?
Has your basement flooded before?
Do you live in a low lying area with soil that traps water?
Do you have a sump pump that is over 6 years old? (These should be replaced)

If you have answered yes to any of these, contact a professional today to get started on having your sump pump installed.

Hindsight is always 20/20, don’t wait until it’s too late to protect your home. To install or repair a sump pump in your Little Rock home, call the experts of Arrow Plumbing at (501) 753-3838.

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