You might not think about it very often, but basement flooding affects homes every day due to busted pipes, foundation issues, or heavy rainfall. No matter what the cause is for your basement flooding, the results are always the same. You’re stuck with a huge mess and a hefty water restoration bill to go along with plumbing and other repairs. Don’t lose hope, though. The good news? You’ve got a line of protection against unexpected basement flooding. The answer? A sump pump installation. Homeowners that install sump pumps in their basements have fewer chances of ever experiencing these issues. Here are two reasons you should consider a sump pump installation in your home to prevent any future problems.
Mold and Mildew Reduction
Do you ever notice your home experiencing frequent dampness from small cracks and crevices in your basement’s foundation? This is a big issue that can affect not only your home but you as well. Moisture build-up in homes can affect the structural integrity of your home, leading to a weaker and more brittle foundation. However, when moisture builds and builds, it can create serious health risks for you and everyone living in your home. Anyone who suffers from respiratory problems may notice their symptoms worsen once mold begins to grow in your home. Even if you are generally a healthy person, you might still notice that you feel stuffy and under the weather more often than you should. A sump pump installation can prevent these issues, as sump pumps prevent moisture from settling in any tiny foundation cracks in your home.
Fire and Electrocution Reduction
Fun Fact: flooding is one of the main reasons for electrical fires in homes. When appliances like washing machines, water heaters, and cooling and heating systems leak, water can come into contact with them. Even the smallest bit of water has the ability to cause an electrical charge that leads to potential disaster. A sump pump installation eliminates any threat of your home appliances from becoming a fire hazard.
Many homeowners immediately assume that sump pumps are only installed to prevent water from flooding into their homes. While this is the primary reason for sump pump installations, they are much more important than many realize. Be sure to have a professional install it and keep it up to code.
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Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and also own and operate our own backhoes for jobs requiring excavation.
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