Spring Showers Got You Down? Add a Sump Pump to Protect Your Home from Flooding

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Basements are handy. Add a little too much water, though, and they can turn into expensive holes where all your money drains out.

If you live in a flood-prone area, having a sump pump can help protect your home from damage. They can also be a great addition for any house with a basement to offer protection from water damage or mold growth. If you are interested in adding one to your Brooklyn home, Petri Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Drain Cleaning can install a sump pump or ejector pump easily.

What are the benefits and how do they work? Learn more.

Understanding sump pumps

There are two common types of sump pumps. A submersible sump pump is housed in a hole or sump pit. Overflowing water runs into this pit through drains or gravity and is pumped out of the home via a pipe.

A second type is the pedestal pump, with a motor located above the sump pit. Both styles push water out of the pit through the pipe when the water becomes high enough to activate the pressure sensor. The pipes leading from the pump out of the house include a one-way valve in order to prevent the water from returning to the home. Outgoing water may be sent to the lawn or to a municipal sewer system.

Ejector pumps

An ejector pump is similar to a sump pump except that it is used for sewer water, rather than standing water or ground water in a basement. For homes with a bathroom that is below the level of the city sewage pipes or the home’s septic system, they push sewage water up to the outgoing pipes. Ejector pumps, also called sanitary sewer pumps or solid waste pumps, can be used to push out water that comes from basement washing machines or laundry room tubs as well.

Why you should have one installed

Installing a sump pump or ejector 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 team at Petri Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Drain Cleaning can install new pumps in your home, replace older pumps that no longer work and repair existing ones. We work with all types of pumps, including submersible, pedestal, battery-operated, sewage and septic pumps. If you are interested in learning more, contact us at (718) 748-1254 today for more information or service.

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