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3 Benefits of Having a Sump Pump in Your Home

In rainy areas of the country, basements and crawl spaces are vulnerable to flooding from rainwater that collects in your yard or driveway and washes into your home through an open door, window, or aperture. If this occurs when you’re away or asleep, the water can cause extensive damage before you even realize it. However, this doesn’t have to happen if you have a sump pump in your home. 

Read on to learn more about these devices and how they can help you keep your home safe and dry during the rainy months of the year in Mount Airy and the surrounding areas.

1.) Keeps Your Basement or Crawl Space Dry

If your basement or crawl space is prone to flooding during heavy rainstorms, a sump pump helps protect your home and prevent damage. The pump moves water from a lower point on your property to a higher point, allowing it to flow off the premises more quickly than it would otherwise. While you may need to replace or repair other equipment after an especially powerful storm, a sump pump will save you countless hours and thousands of dollars worth of damage when installed by a professional.

2.) Protects Against Mold

Mold and mildew grow in dark, damp environments — and a sump pump can help remove them and prevent their return. For instance, when this device detects water in your basement or crawl space, the sump pump will automatically turn on and pump any excess H2O out of your home. Because of this, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your house is safe and problem-free; you also won’t have to worry about whether or not your basement or crawl space is dry — the sump pump will instantly put those worries at ease!

3.) Keeps You Safe

A flooded basement is one of those emergencies that no one wants to deal with on their own — especially if they’re unable to get home right away. And if it were to happen, you’d be looking at a pretty hefty price tag to have it cleaned up. Luckily, a properly installed sump pump can eliminate that worry. 

This device will do all the work for you and prevent a very dangerous situation from occurring! And thanks to a backup battery, a sump pump will work as soon as possible — it won’t require you to flip a switch or be present to get to work and keep you and your loved ones safe.

Sump Pump Specialists You Can Count On

If you have a sump pump in your home or want one installed, the plumbing professionals at W.M. Wilson Plumbing Services LLC are here to help. With over 35 years of experience, our team will provide you with exceptional service, all at a great rate! 

To schedule your appointment with the plumbing professionals, call us at (301) 719-2650 or fill out a quick form online.