Sump Pump | Plumber Arlington
A sump pump is designed to remove water build-up from basements and crawl spaces while safely disposing of it through a drain. Basement flooding may occur during snow melts and heavy rainfall. A flooded basement can cause severe and costly damage to your home and its foundation, and any valuables in the basement. The installation of a sump pump protects your basement and home from the damaging effects of flooding. A Benjamin Franklin plumber in Arlington can provide the professionally installed sump pump that your home requires.
Prevent Basement Flooding
Sump pumps prevent the problems related to basements experiencing water build-up, though they really prove their value when heavy flooding occurs related to heavy rainfall or other flooding conditions. Other steps a homeowner can take to prevent basement flooding include:
- Install a backflow valve to storm and combined sewer systems
- Keep gutters and downspouts free of debris to ensure drainage
- Ensure downspouts drain onto splash guards and that water is directed away from the foundation
- Maintaining a patent slope around the foundation to ensure drainage away from the foundation
- Sealing a leaky basement
- Call for a Benjamin Franklin plumber in Arlington to provide repair of leaky pipes and/or taps in the basement, and around the foundation
Reduce the Threat of Mold and Mildew
Standing water and/or the frequent seepage of water into a basement can cause dampness that may lead to mold and mildew. The installation of a sump pump will prevent moisture buildup, damp basements and help to prevent health issues related to mold and mildew.
Protects Appliances and Furnishings in the Basement
If your basement is finished and/or furnished, or if a water heater, laundry equipment or the home’s heating system is located in the basement, a sump pump can protect them from the damage of flooding. Flooding can cause electrical appliances to short out and start an electrical fire. Though it sounds strange to consider fire in flooding conditions, flooding is a significant cause of house fires.
Sump Pit and Pump Maintenance
The sump pit, set into the basement floor, collects water. The pump forces the water out of the sump pit through the discharge pipe keeping the inside of the basement dry.
Clean the pit and pump screen every few months, and especially before the rainy season begins. Test the pump for proper operation by pouring adequate water into the pit causing the pump to start. If it fails to start ensure it is plugged in and that a circuit breaker hasn’t shut off. If the pump won’t operate it’s time to call a plumber in Arlington for sump pump repair.
Back-up Sump Pumps
A battery backup powered sump pump will provide back-up protection for the basement. Problems may occur that allow basement flooding to occur– a power outage or a failed sump pump, for example. A battery backup sump pump will provide continued protection for the basement. Furthermore, if intense flooding were to occur and overwhelm the primary sump pump, the backup will provide assistance.
Sump pumps should be selected to handle the individual flooding conditions of your home. Just as homes are unique, the flooding conditions will affect the size and style of sump pump required. Trust the accurate assessment of your sump pump needs to a Benjamin Franklin plumber in Arlington.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing provides licensed plumbers for Arlington, Fort Worth and the surrounding areas. When you need sump pump installation and repair or other reliable plumbing services, give us a call. When you schedule a Benjamin Franklin plumber in Arlington, the plumber arrives with a truck stocked with the most frequently used plumbing parts and supplies for an efficient repair. For dependable plumbing repair, installation and service you can count upon, trust your home to a Benjamin Franklin professional plumber in Arlington. We are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.