Plumbers Arlington, Texas
Prevent Basement Flooding with a Sump Pump
Preventing water from collecting in basements can be one of the most challenging problems homeowners face. The consequences of a flooded basement can be mold, mildew and expensive structural damage. Depending upon the cause, a simple solution at a reasonable price may be to have a sump pump installed in the basement.
A sump pump will keep your basement and the area beneath the slab dry during heavy rain. A small pit is dug under the basement, and constructed to fill when water enters the basement or the area under it. A float in the pit triggers the sump pump to start when water collects in the pit, and pumps the water away from your home through a drain pipe terminating at least 20 feet from the home.
Sump pumps are submersible or pedestal style. The submersible sump pump has a waterproof motor and is located within the pit. The pedestal style has a pump located within the pit with the motor elevated above the pit. Both types of pump utilize an attached drain line that carries water away from your home to a location where it will not reenter the basement.
Horsepower and the size of the outlet pipe vary according to your basements need, allowing for the exact pump size that is required to keep your home safe and dry.
Most sump pumps are electric but sump pumps with battery backup are available for when power outages occur, ensuring your home is always protected.
Some of the factors to consider determining your need for a sump pump are as follows:
- Presence or absence of an efficient exterior drainage system.
- Frequently clogging gutters that don’t terminate a least 4 feet from your home’s foundation.
- Soil that doesn’t slope away from your homes foundation can cause water to enter into a basement.
Observe exterior drainage during a steady rain. If correcting drainage problems doesn’t stop water from entering the basement it is a good indication that you need a sump pump installed.
Hills sloping toward your home and utility ditches may be draining water into the basement. If these issues are not correctible we will be happy to install the sump pump your basement requires to keep your home safe and dry.
Give our experienced plumbers a call at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing-Fort Worth for an assessment of your basements water issues, and we will provide the professional installation of the sump pump your home needs to protect it for years to come.
Emergency service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for your convenience. Our dedicated plumbers in Arlington, Texas and the Fort Worth region will be happy to provide you with prompt, efficient and professional service.