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Why You Should Consider Installing a Sump Pump (Even if You Don’t Have a Basement) in your Dutchess County Home

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

A basement full of contents and flooded with water A sump pump can be a very helpful tool to help thwart water damage in your home!

Though sump pumps were once considered a necessity only for finished basements in low-lying regions, with the increase in flooding across the country, the need for them has become more widespread. If installed correctly, sump pumps serve as a valuable tool for water damage prevention and some models can even alert homeowners to potential dangers before they begin.

If you think a sump pump might be a smart investment for your home, read on to discover how they work and why you should consider one.

How Does a Sump Pump Work?

Sump pumps are installed in the lowest-lying area of your basement or crawl space, in a specially crafted housing pit. This means that the pit is the first place water will pool if it begins to accumulate, giving the sump pump the opportunity to pump the water out of the area and away from the home.

Reasons to Consider a Sump Pump

  1. To Prevent Water Damage to Basements and Crawl Spaces This is certainly the most common—and the most useful—reason that homeowners choose to install sump pumps. Whether you have a fully finished basement you use every day or a small crawl space under your home, any water buildup can cause serious damage to your belongings and your home’s structure.
  2. To Receive Flood Alerts There have been many developments in the world of home technology, and those advancements have not overlooked sump pumps. Many models are now equipped with early water detection technology, which can alert homeowners via a call or a text if the water level in the basement or crawlspace is in danger of rising. This can save homeowners a tremendous headache, as it allows them to take a proactive approach to water damage instead of having to simply react after it happens.
  3. To Cut Down on the Chances of Mold Growth Under Your Home Mold is an insidious problem for homeowners, with basements and crawl spaces serving as a mold magnet if they have moisture buildup. Because sump pumps are the first line of defense against moisture in your home, they can also serve as a preventive measure for harmful mold and mildew buildup in spaces where they are installed.

Side Note- make sure you contact your homeowner's insurance company to be aware of coverage changes in regards to installing a sump pump.

If your basement or crawlspace has water damage, you can contact us 24/7 for a quick response from our qualified technicians at (845)831-3600.

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