The spring season means both blooming flowers and spring showers. Heavy downpours can also create flooding issues for Brooklyn basements. A sump pump will be important to Brooklyn homeowners to help prevent flooding.
For those who don’t know, a sump pump is a small pump that redirects excess water to a nearby storm drain to help with flooding issues. When heavy rainfall hits, your basement could easily have 10 inches of flood water. This could prove to be a disaster for anything stored in the basement. The sump pump can help alleviate that problem.
Wherever there is moisture, there is a threat of mold and mildew. If there is constant moisture or standing water in a basement, mold and mildew can easily grow on nearby objects. While this can damage stored products, it can also cause health issues for you and your family.
Having a sump pump can keep the basement dry and help prevent the mold from growing. Without the moisture, it is hard for mold to expand throughout the area.
Basement floods are one of the common reasons for electrical fires for homeowners. Standing water can cause appliances to short circuit and start fires. The sump pump helps drain excess water to a nearby drain, which helps prevent those electrical fires from occurring.
Sump pumps are recommended for homes where there is a higher water table. If your home is susceptible to basement floods, consider purchasing a sump pump. Call the experts at Petri Plumbing & Heating for more information about sump pumps. We can provide you with the information and advice that you need!