Sump pumps aren’t a necessity in every home but if you need one, you’ll definitely know it. When dealing with this type of machine, you want to know you have the best contractors on your side to ensure it works when and how it should. Dan Wood Company is the exact contractor you need to help guide your decision in which type of pump is best for your home. We have many years of experience with the business having been handed down through generations. Because of this, each generation has the benefit of the newest technologies and ways of doing things, as well as tried and true methods.
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Why Invest in a Sump Pump
Sump pumps are devices typically found in basements to rid the room of excess water that could flood the space. When the sump, or hole that the pump sits in begins to fill up with water, the pump turns on, sending the water outside via pipes. Generally, these pumps use electricity and do not need any sort of special wiring. Here are a few other reasons to invest in a sump pump:
- Mold and mildew prevention- because these pumps get rid of water, it prevents mold and mildew from growing. These are unsightly but also can be dangerous to your health
- Alerting to a possible flood- sump pumps can alert a homeowner when the water is rising and newer models can even call the homeowner’s cell phone. This alert can prevent high repair bills that result from a flood
- Additional property value- when you invest in a sump pump and keep it working, buyers realize that the property has been well-maintained and understand that the basement is structurally sound. These pumps also are known to raise the property value of a home
Sump Pump Maintenance
Although sump pumps help you maintain your home and keep your basement free of flooding, they are appliances that require occasional maintenance themselves. As a homeowner, you will want to periodically check that the sump pump is sitting upright or leaning to one side, ensure the power cord is in good condition, and test the pump to make sure it is working properly. An annual inspection of the pump should also be part of your routine maintenance, during which our professionals will clean out debris, check switches, test the battery, conduct a test ‘flood,’ and clean the clogs from the discharge line.
An Important Choice
Choosing the right sump pump for your home is important, just as routine maintenance is. Deciding on a quality contractor is equally as important as that technician will be able to alert you to potential problems that may crop up. Dan Wood Company has the experience and understanding that you need to be able to properly maintain your sump pump.
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