Our area gets hit by all kinds of precipitation: snow and ice during the winter months and heavy downpours during the warmer months. If the basement or crawlspace of your home is prone to taking on water during times of heavy rain or snow, you may want to consider the installation of a sump pump. Removing water from the lowest areas of your home is a challenge, but excess water in these areas does more than create a nuisance issue; they can lead to damage. The trained professionals at Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling can help install a new sump pump in your home or property in Perkasie, PA, to help you reduce and/or eliminate the problems caused by basement or crawlspace flooding.
Problems Caused by Sitting Water
When your basement or crawlspace floods with excess water, it isn’t just a nasty clean-up job; it poses a risk to your health and your home. First, the excess moisture creates an atmosphere very conducive to the development of mold and mildew, which can destroy personal belongings and cause those with allergies to suffer. Second, water that sits on wooden building materials can rot the wood, causing it to sag and eventually breakdown. Other problems that can ensure from basement flooding is damage to utilities, the rusting and corrosion of metal components and piping and potential problems with structural issues. However, removing this water with a sump pump can help you avoid or completely negate these kinds of issues.
How a Sump Pump Works
Depending on the type of sump pump you have, removing the water can be an automatic function or it can be a manual. However, once the pump begins its work, water is removed in the same manner. Why? A sump pump has its own piping through which the excess water is pumped out; this water is directed to either your sewer or septic line for permanent removal.
Odds are, if you have a property that is prone to basement flooding, the property isn’t going to change. Instead of fighting excess water each year, consider the installation of a sump pump for your Perkasie, PA, home.