Do You Need A Sump Pump In Your Basement?

Keep Water Outside Your Home

If you are a homeowner, you may or may not know that very few homeowner insurance policies cover your home’s structure or its contents in the event of a flood. Hence, why you will need a sump pump.  Water damage does not always mean damage from a flood. You could have a broken pipe that causes you a lot of damage and loss. Most homeowner insurance policies require that you must carry a separate insurance rider for water damage.

What is this type of Pump?

Many lower-level homes have this pump if the home is susceptible to regular flooding or dampness. When the water table is above the home’s foundation you will need a sump pump.  A sump pump back up plan is vital.

The action of this pump is to pump water away from your house to areas that do not present a water problem in your home. This location can be a dry well or a storm drain. Like anything else in life, this little pump does not last forever and may need to be replaced at some future point or needs a checkup or maintenance at least twice a year.

As a rule, these pumps last for about ten years. How long this pump lasts depends largely on how often you need to use the pump. Not all homes require the use of this pump because the house has no history of flooding or is not likely to flood.

If your home is at risk for water damage and does not have this pump it is a good idea to have this pump installed. Installation costs are $300.00 to $500.00 and you can expect this small seemingly insignificant tool to do a huge job in your lower living quarters. This seemingly insignificant pump works towards flood prevention in your home and helps in mold prevention that can be costly to remove.

Do you have a Sump Pump Backup Plan in Case of an Emergency?

The focus of a sump pump back up plan involves keeping water out of your home. Some backup pumps are water-powered, powered by the water pressure to your home. If you should lose power causing your pump to quit running right when you need it the most, this is a great backup system.

It is helpful if you call a professional to test your sump pump to make sure it does not need replacing. This professional can also tell you if your pump is too old to be of value to your home in the event you have water coming into your lower level. The battery in your battery-operated pump can and should be in intervals. It is recommended that you test and check out your pump at least twice a year. Give Toledo Basement Repair a call today to assess your present pump or install a new or existing pump.

Toledo Basement Repair is here to take your call. We are a seasoned and experienced, trusted, and affordable company whose goal is to keep water outside the home and avoid mold and mildew buildup inside your house. Give us a call today at (419) 297-6138 and follow up with us at least twice a year for your bi-annual pump check.

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