When was the last time you thought about your home flooding? In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, it’s likely you’ve considered how much damage a single storm can make. While we can’t control the paths of hurricanes, we might be able to take preventative steps to protect our homes. Adding a sump pump is one of the best ways to help protect your home from the damage of a flood. While a sump pump may not protect you from more severe weather events, it will help in most instances of flooding.
When a basement is flooded, the hardest, and the most important step is to remove the water as quickly and thoroughly as possible. Not only can this be tricky, it’s not something you can do with just a bucket, but it can be dangerous as well. If you’re at risk of electrocution, or if the water is contaminated, the threat to your health is extreme. The cost for professional removal can be high, and if your flood was caused by something affecting many, the waiting time before a professional can arrive might be high. If you have a sump pump, most of the hard work can be taken care of quickly.
Mold And Mildew Prevention
When your home is flooded, even after the water is cleaned up there are risks to consider. If the cleanup isn’t complete and the area affected is still damp, mold and mildew growth will begin. Mold and mildew are one of the most significant long-term threats to your home after a flood. Because these nasty creatures tend to grow when not all the water has been removed, having a sump pump can give you a leg up when it comes to prevention and cleanup.
If water is not removed quickly, or well enough your home will suffer from a variety of long-term issues. The foundation may be damaged, and structural supports may begin to rot. Additionally, the mold and mildew growth can cause a variety of health hazards that can affect everyone in your home.
A RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL PLUMBING COMPANY YOU CAN TRUST
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.
For more information and to get a free no-obligation estimate, you can contact us on our website, send us an e-mail, or give us a call at (410) 255-5998.