Sump Pump To The Rescue

Did you know that flooding is the number 1 disaster in the U.S? Beyond storms and fires, almost anyone, anywhere in the country, can be at a risk for basement flooding.

Causes

There are a few different reasons why your basement could flood, including:

  • Excessive Rainfall
  • Lawn Slope
  • Sewer Line Backups
  • Leaking Roof
  • Bursting Pipes
  • Flash Flood

You may not be able to prevent them all, but you should take the steps to prevent what you can to avoid the cost of the damage and the loss of possessions.

 

Costs

Minor flooding in your basement can cost up to $10,000 to repair. Flood waters that rise higher and stand longer can cost more; $25,000 to $50,000 in some cases. For most people, this is not only unaffordable, but it’s unacceptable. Most homeowner’s policies will cover flooding from burst pipes or a leaking washing machine.
However, when it comes to a sewer back up, water seepage from the ground, or flooding from natural disasters, your policy won’t cover you.

 

Personal Loss

There is no price that anyone can put on your personal items and possessions that can get destroyed in a flooded basement. If you store furniture, pictures, antiques, appliances, or even paperwork in your basement, there’s a good chance that you’ll lose them if you get more than a few inches of water coming through. Nothing hurts more than a loss that could have been prevented by protecting your home in the first place.

 

A Viable Solution

One very important step in preventing a flooded basement is to install a sump pump. A sump pump sits in the basement, usually in a basin drilled into the floor, which pumps out excess water that comes in. The pump redistributes the water back outside the home. A pump with a battery backup can help keep you dry when the power goes out, and a second pump can take over if the first pump fails for any reason. Not only will this save you money in the long run, but it will give you peace of mind that your home and possessions will be safe.

You can count on the experienced plumbing staff at Cardigan to accurately install a new sump pump in your basement, or fix the one you already have. Our third generation of Master Plumbers will help you keep your basement dry no matter what comes your way. Call today and receive $20.00 off your first service.

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