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Protect the Basement of Your Brooklyn Home with a Sump Pump

Spring rains or storms may bring flooding, which can turn the basement of your Brooklyn home into a money pit. Repairing major water damage is an expensive proposition. A sump pump can help protect your home from water damage if you live in a flood-prone area.

Types of sump pumps

Installing a sump pump can remove any excess water from your home due to flooding or unexpected leaks. They can safeguard your home and belongings from damage and prevent mold growth from occurring in basements.

The experts at Petri Plumbing are glad to offer advice about the options available for your home. Sump pumps fall into two common categories. A pedestal pump has a motor located above a hole in the basement floor (sump pit). A submersible sump pump is housed within it.

When water enters the basement, it flows into the sump pit through gravity or drains. Both styles then pump water out of the home through a pipe that can lead to the lawn or to the municipal sewer system. The pipes leading from the pump use one-way valves to prevent water from flowing back into the house.

Importance of sump pump maintenance

If your home already has a sump pump installed, it will need occasional maintenance. Early spring is a good time to have it inspected to make sure the pump motor is working properly. It’s also an opportunity to make sure you have a backup battery installed in the case of a power outage during heavy weather. It won’t do you any good if the sump pump won’t operate when a flood because there is no power.

When you’re ready to protect your home, the licensed professionals at Petri Plumbing can install new sump pumps and replace or repair existing ones. We work with all types of pumps, including submersible, pedestal, battery-operated, sewage and septic pumps. Call us today at (718) 748-1254 or visit us online.

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