Summer & Your Sump Pump

Summer is the time to get proactive! Check around the sump pump, gauges, filters and power to ensure all is functioning properly.  Summer thunderstorms will be upon us and we all know what can happen if your sump pump is not in proper working condition. If you need help or just want to avoid costly damages by having a second opinion, call JR Snider Professional Plumbing Service for an inspection and consultation.  It’s free!

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Do you need a Sump Pump in your home?

  • Has your basement flooded in the past?
  • Do you have a finished basement that you would like to protect from potential mold growth and costly water damage?
  • Do you live in a flat area that traps water?
  • Do you live in an area that experiences higher amounts of precipitation?

If you answered yes, you should consider a sump pump.

What is a Sump Pump?

Sump Pumps remove excess water that would otherwise flood a certain area (like your basement or a crawlspace). They are typically situated in the lowest point of the floor in a specially dug pit/basin.  The purpose of having a Sump Pump is to keep the basement or crawlspace dry, prevent mold and mildew and to stabilize the soil – in turn stabilizing the structure of your home. One other benefit to having a Sump Pump is that they add value to your home.

Most Sump Pumps are powered by electricity and do not need any form of specialized wiring or installation. They have sensors that will notify you when the water is too high and they are then designed to remove the water through a pipe that directs and flows the water away from your home.

There are two types of Sump Pumps

  1. Pedestal – This option is more economically efficient, it is easier to service but typically has a shorter life-span.
  2. Submersible – This pump is visually more appealing because the motor is inside of the pump and sealed rather than mounted on top of the Sump Pump (pedestal). The Submersible Sump Pump tends to be more expensive. However, it will last longer and is the safer option.

Benefits of Installing a Sump Pump

Keep Mold and Mildew at bay! Standing water and wet surfaces create toxic (and gross!) mold and mildew. Mold and mildew harbor several bad bacteria and can also be harmful to loved ones with allergies.

Stabilize your home! Sump Pumps help to stabilize the soil, which keeps the structure/building stable overall. Your home will be deemed more attractive on the market if you have a Sump Pump because potential buyers will know that the foundation of your home is structurally sound rather than one that one that floods every time it rains. In return, adding more value to your home overall.


What are your next steps?

If you have a Sump Pump, call us today and we will come out an inspect your equipment and the surrounding area to ensure your pump is working properly and is ready for the season.


Thinking about an installation?

Call us today and let’s talk about the benefits and costs associated with sump pumps. It’s free advice… and worth every penny!