What Are the Benefits of a Sump Pump?

It can get pretty rainy during those April showers up here in Northern New Jersey. It’s one of the reasons why you might want to add an extra layer of protection to your home by investing in a sump pump.

What Is a Sump Pump?

A sump pump is a device that is generally installed at the lowest level of a home, such as the basement. The device functions in a way that helps to divert water away from your home’s foundation to help protect your structure. Sump pumps are installed in sump pits, which are dug as centrally as possible, either in the basement of underneath the house to help ensure the best possible drainage.

Although sump pumps are typically used in homes where the accumulation of moisture and water can pose a potential problem. For example, homes that are built near the base of a slop or homes built in areas that experience large amounts of precipitation. However, they can be effective in any home due to the unpredictability of the weather, from rain storms to hurricanes.

The Benefits of Sump Pumps

Besides helping to ensure proper drainage during inclement weather, sump pumps will also do the following:

  • Prevent flooding along with water damage – A sump pump will help keep your home from flooding by diverting water away from the foundation. This, in turn, helps to prevent water damage from occurring to your home and your possessions. Not to mention that keeping water away from your home also helps prevent long term damage that often occurs as a result of excessive moisture or pooling water.
  • Prevent mold and mildew – Mold and mildew form and grow as a result of standing water. They can cause both structural damage as well as health issues for anyone that suffers from allergies or respiratory problems. Sump pumps eliminate the problem of standing water, thereby helping to prevent the growth of mold and mildew.
  • Prevent insect and pest infestations – There’s nothing worse than having to live in a home that is infested with insects or rodents. Basements that are damp are a breeding ground for insects and pests, so by using a sump pump, you’ll help to prevent possible infestations.
  • Keep your electrical appliances safe – Standing water can cause wire damage. Not only can this damage your electrical appliances, which in turn would require repair or replacement, but this can also result in an electrical fire. This means that the use of a sump pump can not only help to keep your electrical appliances safe, it will also help to keep your home and family safe as well.

As you can see, there are a lot of benefits to installing a sump pump in your Northern New Jersey home. In fact, you may even want to consider a backup battery-operated sump pump that will kick in if your main sump pump fails due to a power outage.

Sump Pump Installation & Repair in New Jersey

For more information about installing a sump pump in your home, contact us at Woolley Fuel.

We service much of northern New Jersey, including Essex, Union, and Somerset Counties.