Putman & Son’s Sump Pump Service Keeps Your Home or Business Dry
Sump pumps are a common device that helps prevent water buildup in basements and crawlspaces. Moisture can wreak havoc on your home or business. It can cause wood to rot and mold to grow. It can also produce odors and damage structures, causing bigger issues if left unchecked. Too much water in your basement can lead to expensive repairs and renovations.
The smart thing to do is to save money by keeping your home or business dry with a sump pump. Putman & Son’s Plumbing offers competitive rates on sump pump installation and repair.
How Does a Sump Pump Work?
An electric pump is installed inside a round pit. This is located at the lowest point in your crawlspace or basement, where moisture is more likely to pool. When water flows in from melting snow or rain, it moves to the pit and begins to fill it. Once the pool reaches a certain level, the sump pump will activate.
The pump will move liquid from the pit to an area outside of your home, where it won’t cause any damage to the structure or nearby objects.
Do I Need a Sump Pump?
The U.S. Federal Clean Water Act requires sump pumps in homes that are located in regions that are prone to flooding. Even if you don’t live in an area that requires sump pumps, you may still benefit from one. Call Putman & Son’s if you:
- Experience flooding in your basement
- Have soil around your home that traps water
- Reside in a region with high snow or rainfall
- Have a finished basement that you want to protect
- Store items in your basement that you want to protect
- Have a sump pump that is over six years old
This device is usually expected to last up to 10 years. Having yours checked out after six years or more is a good way to determine if you need a replacement. Putman & Son’s can inspect your equipment and make a recommendation that fits your needs and budget.
Installing a New or Replacement Sump Pump
There are two types of sump pumps. Pedestal models have a motor that is mounted above the unit. This type is more visible, but costs less and is easier to service. Pedestals also tend to have a shorter lifespan.
The other type is the submersible sump pump. This model has a motor that is inside the sump and completely sealed. It is less visible and overall safer for homes with children. It is also harder to reach when you need service and costs more to buy. It offers a longer lifespan than pedestal models.
If you aren’t sure what type of sump pump you need, speak to a professional. Putman & Son’s Plumbing can answer your questions and make product recommendations. We are also available to discuss repair or replacements. Contact us today to learn more about our Southeast Michigan sump pump service.