A lot of people think of flooding as both a solely home-submerging event, and as something that isn’t an issue in Arizona. Both of those are untrue. Flooding doesn’t have to be massive and life-threatening to be a serious problem, and it absolutely does happen in Arizona. All it really takes is a foot or two of water in the basement, or a crawlspace, to inflict thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to your home. Any space that is below-ground is at risk, especially if it lacks adequate drainage. One rainstorm is all it takes to cause a big problem, so it’s a good idea to take steps to prepare for it. If you want to protect the more vulnerable areas of your home from this kind of damage, consider installing a sump pump.
How a Sump Pump Protects Your Home
As we mentioned above, the reason that minor flooding is such a problem for subterranean areas of the home is that water tends to flow into them with no way of draining out. A sump pump provides that means of egress, preventing the water level from rising and protecting the space in the process. Installing a sump pump starts with digging a pit at the lowest point of the space. This pit is called the sump. All water that flows into the space will naturally roll downhill and collect in the sump. A sump pump is installed either in the sump, or directly on top of it, with a drain pipe running from it outside of the home. When the water level in the sump rises high enough, the sump pump activates and pumps all of it through the drain pipe and out of the home.
This method of draining the water in the area is very effective for preventing mild to moderate flooding. With a sump pump installed in your basement or crawlspace, you won’t have to worry about the possibility of the system flooding and causing extensive water damage. You can save tons of money on water damage remediation efforts by installing a sump pump, even if you only have to rely on it a couple times a year.
Let Us Handle Your Sump Pump Needs
Installing a sump pump properly takes a fair amount of both construction and electrical work, which means it’s not a good DIY project. You should only trust a contractor you can trust to handle your sump pump services for you. You should also schedule maintenance services for your sump pump at least once a year, to make sure that it’s ready in-case the area it serves starts to flood. You don’t want your first warning of a sump pump problem to be when the room is already flooded. Let us take care of all of your sump pump needs, so that you can rest assured that your home is protected from flooding.