Flooding is not all that common in Arizona. At least, not the kind of flooding that forces evacuations and submerges entire towns. What can and does happen, though, is the kind of flooding that fills a small part of your home, like a crawl space. While this may not seem like that big of a deal, having even a small area of your home flood can cause thousands of dollars in water damage repairs. If you want to prevent that from happening, the best thing to do is install a sump pump.
What is a Sump Pump?
A sump pump is a device designed to prevent an area of your home from flooding. First, a pit is dug in the lowest part of the area you want to protect from flooding. This is so that any water that flows into the area will naturally flow into the pit. The pit is known as the “sump.” Once the sump is installed, the sump pump is installed either inside it or right above it. A pipe is run from the sump pump outside the home. When water enters the area, it flows into the sump and the sump pump pumps it out of the home. This is how it prevents the space from flooding.
The Benefits of Sump Pumps
This may seem like a wholly unnecessary device to have in a place like Arizona. As we’ve said before, though, all it takes is one time where you have a part of your home flood to inflict quite a bit of damage. If there is an area of your home that you know is susceptible to flooding, you should seriously consider installing a sump pump.
If you’d like to know more about sump pumps, call The Trusted Plumber. We serve the entire Phoenix, AZ area.