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Sump Pump Installation May Be the Best Holiday Gift for Homeowners

Ask for a New Sump Pump on Your Holiday Wishlist

Sump pump installation is the best practical gift for homeowners this holiday season. Some basements are prone to pooling water collecting on the cement floor due to groundwater run-off from precipitation. A sump pump is a piece of hardware that collects this water into a basin in the basement floor and pumps it outside of the house. 

Benefits of Sump Pump Installation 

Water in the basement can cause a lot of problems for homeowners. Without a sump pump, the basement is more prone to flooding, which can cause property damage and health problems due to the growth of mold and mildew. Here is a list of a few of the hazards of standing water in the basement:

  • Increased risk of accidental slips and falls
  • Increased risk of electrocution if water reaches wiring 
  • Water damage and rot 
  • Growth of mold and mildew 
  • Damage to the structural integrity of the foundation of the home 

Installing a sump pump prevents water from pooling on the basement floor. It first requires the installation of a basin on the floor, which will collect the water. The sump pump then removes the water from the house by pumping it through a pipe to an outdoor drain. Sump pump replacement or installation can increase the home value and prevent unnecessary repairs. 

pumpSubmersible vs. Pedestal Sump Pumps 

There are two main sump pumps: submersible pumps and pedestal pumps. An experienced plumber can help homeowners determine which type of sump pump is best for their home. Submersible pumps are installed to sit directly inside the basin. The water helps to cool down the pump's engine. 

The pros of submersible sump pumps are that they offer longer-lasting performance than pedestal pumps and tend to need fewer repairs over time. They are more powerful and efficient than pedestal sump pumps. The con is that they are more expensive than pedestal pumps.

The alternative to a submersible pump is a pedestal pump. Pedestal pumps sit above ground, which means the homeowner will need to fit them into the basement design. Because they are exposed above ground, they are more prone to damage and repairs. They are usually less powerful than submersible pumps as well. 

Secondary or Backup Sump Pumpspump

In the case of a power outage during a storm, the sump pump may stop working. A secondary or backup sump pump will prevent the basement from flooding if the main sump pump goes out. Backup sump pumps will turn on automatically when their sensors indicate a power outage. They can run either on battery or be plugged into a secondary power supply backup. 

A heavy storm is prime time for basement flooding due to high precipitation, so having a backup sump pump is necessary to prevent water damage. Secondary sump pumps make a great holiday gift for homeowners worried about their basement flooding if their main sump pump stops working. 

About Pride Plumbing 

Pride Plumbing has been proudly serving its community with comprehensive plumbing services from experienced plumbers since 1965. Their service providers are communicative, clean, on-time, and available 24/7 for plumbing emergencies. Call Pride Plumbing today for sump pump service in Mt. Gilead, NC!