Sump pumps are responsible for removing water from basements and crawlspaces and directing it to the home’s wastewater system. While not always required, sump pumps are highly recommended, especially in homes where high water is a strong possibility. Here are four benefits of a sump pump installation from the team at Indy Renovation.
Avoid Flood Damage
Sump pumps are great for gradually removing water as necessary, but where they really save you is when the possibility of real flooding occurs. During a torrential downpour, all of the rainwater can fill your basement or crawl space and cause massive damage. With a sump pump, that worry nearly disappears except in extreme conditions.
Less Risk of Fire
You might think, “how can removing water reduce my risk of fire?” Well, flooding is actually a large factor in electrical fires. If the water reaches a high enough level, it can short circuit various appliances or HVAC systems that may be in your basement.
Stagnant water and full-time dampness will eventually cause mold and mildew to build up in your basement or crawl space. This can start to cause damage to your home’s structure, but it can also cause various other health issues. A sump pump installation will help alleviate those problems.
Increased Home Value
Lastly, if you ever consider selling your home, having a sump pump installed will increase the value. When buying a house, people look for certain securities to protect their investment. If you already have a sump pump installed, that’s a huge plus for potential buyers.
Need help with a sump pump installation or other plumbing services? Indy Renovation serves Indianapolis and the surrounding areas. We pride ourselves on our excellent service and offer various specials to help save our customers money. Contact us today at (317) 375-4464 to request a quote.