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What Is The Importance of A Functioning Sump Pump?

Sump Pumps, in a way, are like smoke detectors – you buy one hoping that you never need to use it. However, in the case that it does need to be activated, you will be happy you have one. Sump pumps give you peace of mind, especially when you are away from home, and help protect your home from water damage.

Sump pumps can be very useful in areas where there is a lot of moving water. For example, lakefront or riverside properties, areas that have large amounts of melting snow in the spring, areas prone to flooding, or as a security measure for properties that are not used year-round. Pump pumps are also commonly used in properties that a prone to excess water due to the design of the landscape or draining system. If your property and neighborhood have a history of flooding, then buying, updating, and properly installing your sump pump now can help to save you many headaches (and dollars!) down the line.

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Having sump pumps which are out-of-date or incorrectly installed can be as damaging as not even having a sump pump. If the device is not functioning properly, you can risk doing much more damage to your property than the sitting water would have done alone. A leaking sump pump can lead to cracks in your foundation. This can lead to even larger problems in your home’s future. Hy-pro Plumbing and Drain Cleaning is committed to ensuring your home will only get quality services it needs and deserves. If you sump pump is causing you grief, contact us to speak with a specialist, or continue reading to learn from the most common question our experts get.

What Are The Benefits of Sump Pumps?

water-Sump Pump Service in Ontario, CanadaThe most obvious benefit of a sump pump installation in your home or commercial property is reducing the risk of flooding. This is most evident when dealing with large-scale and unpredictable flooding. Whether this flooding is caused by a natural disaster (flooding, rapid snow melt, etc.) or by structural problems within your home (backed-up drains, broken pipes, poor exterior drainage, etc.), sump pumps can help to substantially reduce or even eliminate damage to your home, and all things within it.

Second, having a working sump pump can help to eliminate even small amounts of water in your home. Having small amounts of water continually sitting in your home can trigger the growth of disease causing mold and mildew. That damages your personal health and the structure and foundation of your home. In addition, large amounts of untreated mold and mildew can hurt the value of your home when you decide to sell in the future.

Finally, reducing the amount of water in your home by installing a sump pump can help to protect you and your family from a devastating house fire. Flooding can short-circuit the appliances within your home, which is a key cause of an electrical fire. A well-working sump pump can help to eliminate the threat of electrical fire.

If your property is sitting on a high water table, near a large body of water, in a heavy precipitation area, or experiences rapidly melting snow in the spring, we can help to find the sump pump and/or battery backup sump pump solution that is right for you. Don’t leave it until it’s too late, find out if your property requires a sump pump installation today!

What Are Your Sump Pump Options?

Choosing the correct and most effective sump pump is extremely beneficial to your home and your wallet in the long run. If your home has a basement, you’re probably or should be familiar with sump pumps. If your sump pump is damaged, your basement can flood and a valuable investment can become ruined. By educating yourself on what types of sump pumps are available for you, you can protect your home, health, and future investments.

Primary Sump Pumps

Like its name, primary sump pumps are the standard sump pumps that are found in most homes. So chances are, there is one sitting in your basement right now. Primary sump pumps are designed to pump excess water out of your basement. Sump pumps are able to get rid of several thousand gallons an hour.

There are two types of primary sump pumps you need to be aware of: pedestal pumps and submersible pumps. Pedestal pumps are equipped with an impeller at the base and a motor at the top. The pedestal pump is designed for small basins as the base is submerged in water but not the top. A submersible pump, however, can be completely submerged in water as it is designed to be down in the pit.

Battery Backup Sump Pumps

Installing a battery backup sump pump may even decrease your home insurance costs. Speak with your home insurance specialist to learn more. A battery backup sump pump is most useful in case your power fails, the battery backup provides you with that extra security. Essentially, a battery backup sump pump is used in the event of a blackout. When your power goes out, the battery on your sump pump kicks in to provide your pump with power. Nowadays, new technology allows some of these pumps to notify you in the form of a text or e-mail if it fails.

Combination Sump Pumps

A combination sump pump is an all inclusive packaged deal of a primary sump pump and a battery backup. This sump pump protects you under normal flooding circumstances and in power outages. A combination sump pump also kicks in when its primary counterpart cannot keep up with the water as it enters the basin. Essentially, a combination sump pump is the pinnacle in your home flood protection.

Sewage Sump Pumps

Sewage pumps can be used similarly to traditional sump pumps. However, they are primarily designed to pump sewage waste and effluent from a home to a septic system. The biggest difference between a sewage pump and its traditional counterpart is that the former can pass solids up to 2 inches in diameter. Sewage pumps can also run automatically and can be either installed in a separate pump chamber or in the septic tank itself. Contact Hy-Pro Plumbing and Drain Cleaning to speak to a specialist about your project requirements.

Installing Multiple Sump Pumps

Depending on the size and design of your property, it may be best to install multiple sump pumps. You may need more than one sump pump if your basement is segregated into multiple large rooms or has a segregated crawl space, having multiple sump pumps can help reduce damage to carpets, walls, furniture, and the overall foundation of your home. Sitting water within textiles and walls can also be damaging to your health. Mold, rust, mildew, and rot can increase your risks of airborne disease, and increase the intensity of asthma attacks, colds, and flus.

Sump Pump Services

Manually installing and fixing a sump pump can be a tedious and time-consuming task. In some cases, installation and construction can be classified as ‘heavy duty,’ especially when it comes to commercial application. Although not a necessity for all properties, sump pumps can be useful in a wide variety of residential and commercial properties. Rather than allocating your time to buying materials you need, figuring out the proper procedures, and finding the root of the initial problem, our professionals are not only pleased to offer full Sump Pump Installation and Repair Services, but also educate you on what the problem was and how to prevent it in the future.

No job is too small or too large! Whether you have a large commercial project, a smaller residential project, or emergency servicing, Hy-Pro Plumbing and Drain Cleaning will take care of you. Your issues will be examined by an expert to help you find the perfect sump pump solution. Count on Hy-Pro for professional sump pump installation and repair services for your home or commercial building. Contact us today.

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