Typically installed in the basement or crawl space, sump pumps pump water out of these low points. They’re essential during heavy rains and snow storms, sewers overflow, and problems with your septic tank. However, there are several myths surrounding sump pumps. Wellbrook Plumbing, trusted specialists in sump pump repair in Pelham, ON, discusses more below:
It’s a Necessity in Every Home
The most common misunderstanding is that every home needs a sump pump. The truth is it’s only necessary for homes in flood-prone areas and homes with septic systems. If you have a basement or crawlspace, especially in a place prone to flooding during heavy rains and snow storms, you should invest in one. Sump pump companies will check your home and let you know if you need one.
It Prevents Leaks
The pump doesn’t stop leaks but pumps out the water that has leaked into your home. If you have a leak in your basement or crawlspace, water will flow from your walls and floor and eventually lead to a puddle of water. A sump pump removes that puddle of water before it eats through your home’s foundation. To avoid sump pump failure and costly water damage, be sure to schedule regular sump pump maintenance.
Sump Pumps Occupy a Lot of Room
Another misconception is that a sump pump takes up a lot of room in your home. The pump is installed in a small box next to your basement or crawlspace wall. It takes up only as much space as your standard water heater. Sump pump installation is a fast, easy process and is worth it for the peace of mind that your home will stay dry.
Whether you need sump pump replacement, installation or repairs, you can count on Wellbrook Plumbing. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.