Do You Need a Sump Pump? 3 Reasons Why You Need One

Construction & Contractors Blog

A sump pump is a submersible pump that can be used to remove water from your home if water comes into your home. Most people that have a crawl space or a basement have them in their homes, but not everyone does. If you don't have one, there are a few reasons why you should have one that will automatically turn on if you have an issue with water. Read on for reasons why you should have a sump pump installed at your home.

1.  You Have Water In Your Crawl Space

If your crawl space is damp, you more than likely have had water in your crawl space. If you can smell musty odors in your home, it may be due to water in the crawl space. If you don't go down there very often, you should have it inspected to see if there is water and to see where it is coming from. Sometimes it can be due to your home being built below the water table, or there isn't proper drainage around your home. Either way, you should have a sump pump installed in your crawl space to prevent too much water from getting into your home and causing structural damage or mold/mildew growth.

2. You Only Have One Sump Pump

If you have a basement and you have just one sump pump, you should invest in a second one. One should be installed as a backup in the event the first one fails. You should have a second one as well if you have a large basement to ensure the water is removed properly from your home and can do so quickly, as one sump pump may not be able to remove the water fast enough.

3. You Live in a Flood-Prone Area

If you live in a flood-prone area, or near a creek or a river that can easily rise and flood your home. If you live in a flood-prone area, you should definitely have a sump pump in your home, whether you have a basement, crawl space, etc. Having a sump pump in this case is very important. If you live in a flood-prone area and you don't have a sump pump, your insurance company may require that you have one.

If you aren't sure if you need a sump pump, you should consult a sump pump installation company to see about having one installed in your home.


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