Sump pumps are pumps placed at the lowest level of your house’s basement or crawl space. The pump keeps your home’s basement dry by draining the ground water away from your house without damaging the foundation.
Sump pumps are extremely beneficial as they prevent flooding in your basement by controlling the underground water. When the water reaches a certain level in the pump the float is activated, and the pump turns on and removes water.
Moisture can enter the basement causing mold or mildew. The mold and mildew build up can bring about health complications such as, nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing, wheezing, eye irritation, skin irritation and lung infections.
Decrease Property Value
If you’re selling your home sump pumps are more attractive increasing the property. Not having one can also decrease the value of a property. Without sump pumps your home will be less attractive to potential buyers.
Most standard home insurance does not cover flood damage.