How Sump Pumps Protect Your Home From Spring and Summer Rains

Is your home or basement prone to flooding?

A flooded basement is more than a nuisance. Floods can be costly, leave your basement with mold or mildew problems, and damage belongings that are important to you. With heavy spring and summer rains on the way, now is the perfect time to consider installing a sump pump!

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How Does a Sump Pump Work?

Sump pumps are designed to take water that has been collected in a sump basin and pump it away from your home to a place where it is no longer problematic. This means that the foundation of your home is safe from water damage and your belongings stay dry.

There are generally two different types of sump pumps. Pedestal sump pumps are mounted above the sump, while submersible sump pumps are mounted inside. They can either be hardwired into your home electrical system, or they can have a battery backup to protect your home against flooding even when the power is out.

Why Install a Sump Before Summer Storms?

Installing a sump pump in the Twin Cities before summer can be a wise decision for a few reasons, such as:

  1. Preventing water damage: Summer often brings heavy rainfall, and if your basement or crawl space is prone to flooding, a sump pump can help prevent water damage to your property.

  2. Protecting your home’s foundation: Excess water around the foundation can weaken it over time, causing cracks and other damage. A sump pump can help keep the area around your home dry, protecting your foundation from water damage.

  3. Reducing mold and mildew: Moisture in your basement or crawl space can create an ideal environment for mold and mildew to grow. A sump pump can help keep the area dry and reduce the risk of mold and mildew growth.

  4. Increasing home value: A sump pump can be a desirable feature for potential homebuyers, as it can provide peace of mind that their property will be protected from flooding and water damage.

  5. Lowering insurance premiums: Some insurance companies offer discounts for homes with sump pumps, as they are less likely to experience water damage claims.

Overall, installing a sump pump before summer can help protect your property from water damage, improve indoor air quality, and potentially increase the value of your home while reducing insurance premiums.

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Our Sump Pump Solutions

Here are a few of the different sump pump services that we offer:

  • Backup and battery-operated sump pumps
  • Submersible sump pumps
  • Basement sump pumps
  • Sewage ejector pumps

If your home rests below the water table, sump pumps are one of the best preventative measures that you can take to avoid flooding. If you are looking to install a sump pump this spring or summer, give us a call! We have over 35 years of combined industry experience in protecting homes with sump pump installation, repair, and inspections. Call our offices below to learn more about the services we offer.

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