Sump pumps are an important part of your plumbing system, but many people simple aren’t aware of what they are and why they are a vital piece of your plumbing infrastructure.
What is a Sump Pump?
A sump pump is a machine that sits in a sump pit at the lowest point of your home. Typically, this is a basement or a crawl space. The reason that it needs to be at the lowest point of your home is because a sump pump’s primary purpose is to prevent flooding for happening in your home and on your property.
That is a pretty big job and the sump pump does so by pumping water our of your home if the water levels get too high in the sump pit.
Obviously no one wants a flooded home, but even if you think your home isn’t at risk of a major flood, a sump pump can still have major benefits. Keeping water levels low can improve air quality, make your home less inviting to pests like termites and curb mold growth.
Still, some climates benefit from a sump pump more than others. If your home is flood-prone, or you’ve had issues with water in the past, a good sump pump is essential. A sump pump can also protect your hard work if you’ve converted your basement into a living space. Lastly, sump pumps can be a requirement for flood insurance, so if you’re paying insurance fees, you may need a sump pump to benefit from your policy.
Our team has years of experience installing and maintaining sump pumps. If you need some help, we’d love to help! Just give us a call at (707) 368-4055 or fill out an online contact form to schedule service!