Many homes in our area experience seasonal wet basements or crawl spaces. Waiting for this excess water to recede on its own is a risk, and it may not happen. Sitting water is stagnating water, and stagnating water can be very bad for numerous reasons. However, when you have a sump pump in your basement or crawlspace, you won’t have to worry about water sitting around.
Many homeowners have seen a sump pump at some point. There are some options when it comes to using one, including a pedestal sump pump, which sits flat on a floor, or a submerged sump pump, which sits in a sump pit. Both are equipped with sensors to remove water as soon as it triggers the float sensor, and this water is expelled directly to your sewer or septic line. Many sump pumps are automatic, but you can choose manual ones if you prefer.
Why is it important to clear excess water away as soon as possible? There are a few reasons. The first is that sitting water is fertile ground for all kinds of biological contaminants: mold, mildew, fungus, bacteria and other germs. Sitting water will also rot anything it lay on top of, as well as makes its way into cracks in a cement floor, undermining your basement. Even excess dampness is a problem. Mold and mildew need only a little bit of moisture to flourish, which can aggravate the allergy sufferers in your home at best or lead to the development of black mold at worst.
Sump pumps need to be installed and serviced correctly so that they are there when you need them most. The plumbing experts at Bell Plumbing and Heating can help you choose the right sump pump for your home and make sure it is installed properly. Call us today to help protect your home in Denver.