Flooding is common in Colorado, even if it’s not always severe enough to submerge houses. Truth be told, flooding doesn’t have to be severe to create some pretty serious issues. If you’ve ever had to deal with a flooded basement or crawl space, then you know what we’re talking about. Fortunately, there is a way to protect the most vulnerable parts of your home from flooding. Read on to find out more about sump pumps, and the benefits they provide.
What is a Sump Pump?
A sump pump is a device that is designed to pump water out of an area before it can flood. A pit is dug at the lowest point of the area. This is called the sump. All water that flows into the area will naturally flow into the sump. The sump pump is then installed either in or directly above the sump. When the water level in the sump reaches a certain level, the sump pump activates and pumps all of it through a dedicated drain pipe out of the house.
Benefits of Sump Pump Installation
As mentioned above, some areas of the home are much more vulnerable to flooding than others. Basement and crawl space areas are below ground level, making them prime locations for water damage. Even a moderate amount of flooding can cost thousands of dollars to repair, which is why it’s a good idea to install a sump pump. A sump pump system won’t protect against severe flooding, but it will ensure that more moderate flooding risks are mitigated. If you have an area of your home that might flood in a storm, you should consider installing a sump pump.