In May we gave you a brief overview of Things to Know about Your Home Sump Pump. We’re going to revisit that topic today and give you a little more insight into one of the hardest working, and least appreciated, systems in your home.
For every inch of rain collected the average roof sheds 1000 gallons of water. Most home flooding that results in water damage comes from melting snow or rain, and most of that flooding can be prevented by keeping your home sump pump up-to-date and functioning properly. Aside from the obvious damage it can cause to flooring, drywall, and framing, excessive moisture can also to lead to mold. Mold is a very serious health hazard and can be extremely difficult to get rid of, which also may affect the resale value of your home.
In Sump Pumps: Part One we gave you some tips on how to maintain and manage your sump pump in order to best prevent mold, flooding, etc. Here are even more reasons why following those tips and respecting your sump pump could end up saving you a lot of worry–and a lot of money.
Additional sump pump benefits:
-Helps prevent dampness and excessive moisture, which keeps your basement dryer and warmer year-round and also prevents termite infestations
-Maintains and restores your home’s property value
-Helps keep house foundation intact
-Stops wall coverings and paint from peeling
-Helps prevent rust and corrosion of metal pipes and appliances
-Helps prevent fungus, mold, and mildew
For more help on how to keep your house clean and dry, feel free to call Nowthen Plumbing at any time for our expert advice and services.