If you or someone you know has ever dealt with a basement flood, you know what a nightmare it can be.

A basement flood can happen to anyone, and is more common than you may think.

According to the American Society of Home Inspectors, more than 60% of homes with a basement will experience a water issues. 

The worst part about a flooded basement is most often it could have easily been prevented with the addition of a simple tool: the sump pump.

A sump pump is designed to pump excess ground water from your basement or crawl space and is your best defense against basement flooding.

Your sump pump is placed into a sump pit at the lowest point in your basement or crawl space. As the sump pit fills up with water, your sump pump turns on and moves water out of the pit and away from your home. Excess ground water will then drain away from your home’s foundation and prevent flooding.

Sump pumps operate using electricity, and while they use a standard home outlet for power, it is always a good idea to have a battery powered sump pump for backup. Should your power go out for any extended period, you will appreciate having a backup sump pump ready.

Read on to determine if a sump pump is a good investment to protect your home.

5 Benefits of a Sump Pump

Prevents basement/crawl space flooding
Helps keep your home’s foundation dry and intact
Removes excess moisture from your basement
Helps control mold, bacteria and fungus caused by excess moisture
Controls dampness in your basement, giving you a warmer, dryer basement

For more information about sump pumps, give us a call. If you’re in our Northeastern Ohio service area, schedule an appointment with Blind & Sons.