What Does a Sump Pump Do?
Many homes in the Lake in the Hills area have problems with basement flooding during heavy rains or when snow melts in the spring. The problem is caused by inadequate draining in a home’s basement, which means the excess water can’t run off. Instead, it pools in the basement, starting at the lowest point.
A flooded basement isn’t just inconvenient: it’s also extremely damaging to your property. Water damage can lead to mold and rot in the structure of your home, so it’s imperative that you do everything you can to remedy the situation.
And this is where a sump pump comes in. A sump pump is installed at the lowest part of your basement and starts to automatically pump excess water away when the water reaches a certain level. This means that that instead of pooling in your basement, the water flows away from the house into the main drain. As a result, your basement remains dry and the structure of your home isn’t compromised.
If you already have a sump pump but it’s not working very well, then it’s time to consider sump pump replacement. Take a look at these before and after photos. In the before photo, you can clearly see how the sump pump is corroded and the floor around it is wet. In the after photos, the old pump has been replaced with a new sump pump that’s neatly installed in the floor and sealed with fresh cement. There’s no more pooled water, making the new installation much better for your home.
If your old sump pump has reached the end of its life and you need to have it replaced, call the experts at Approved Comfort to find out more about new sump pump installation in Lake in the Hills.