A Sump Pump Can Help Protect Your Basement from Flooding

June 08, 2015

A Sump Pump Can Help Protect Your Basement from Flooding

Basement flooding is more common than you might think. According to the American Society of Home Inspectors, over 60 percent of homeowners with a basement in their home will experience water problems.

If you or anyone you know has experienced a basement flood, you know what a nightmare it can be.

And the biggest headache of dealing with a flooded basement may not be dealing with your insurance company or replacing damaged items. The worst part of dealing with a flooded basement is that many times it could have been avoided… the addition of a simple sump pump could be your best defense against a flooded basement.

Sump pumps are designed to protect your basement and crawl space from flooding by pumping excess ground water away from your home’s foundation.  Your sump pump will reside inside of a sump pit at the lowest point in your home. As the sump pit fills with water, the sump pump will turn on and begin removing excess water to prevent flooding.

However, it is important to note that most quality sump pumps require electricity to work. If you experience frequent power outages during storms, you may want to purchase a battery-powered sump pump for backup.

Take a look at these additional benefits of installing a sump pump or visit our website to determine if a sump pump is a good investment for your home:

  1. Sump pumps can help protect the integrity of your home’s foundation by keeping it dry and intact.

  2. Sump pumps can help improve the air quality of your basement by removing excess moisture.

  3. Sump pumps will also help control mold, bacteria and fungus caused by excess moisture.

  4. A sump pump can help give you a warmer, dryer basement by controlling the dampness in your basement

For more information about protecting your home from flooding with the addition of a sump pump, please visit our website or blog. If you’re in our New Jersey service area, please give us a call or schedule online.

A.J. Perri has been serving New Jersey homeowners since 1971, with years of experience and a national reputation for superior technical skills in heating, air conditioning, plumbing and indoor air quality systems. They service those in Monmouth, Ocean, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Essex, Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Sussex, and Union counties.

Last Updated: June 27, 2023