For many of us in the Salt Lake Valley and Utah County, water seeping into the lower level of our homes is a real problem, especially during the wet late winter and spring season. This happens because the lower parts of our homes are below the water table, or water from storms or excessive snow isn’t able to absorb completely into the ground and seeps in through porous cement walls, foundation, and windows. A common solution is to install a sump pump. A sump pump collects the water and redirects to a different location outside of the home.
Installing Sump Pumps for Your Salt Lake City, Utah Home
A dry basement is especially important if it is finished or if you have belongings stored in the area. Water can cause major damage to carpets, drywalls, furniture and contents stored. Whether the basement is finished or not, water can cause mold growth that might endanger the health of your family and cost thousands of dollars to remediate.
If a sump pump is essential for a dry basement, you may want to consider having a backup pump installed as well. Having a battery backup is also a good idea. Sump pumps need power to work and storms are a common cause of power outages, so having a battery backup to deal with the rainwater from the storm may be essential.
If you are in the market for a sump pump or are needing one installed, call the licensed plumbers at Black Diamond Experts. Our technicians can help you choose the right model for your home or install the sump pump that you have already purchased.