Your Basement Has Become a Pond. Is It Time for a Sump Pump?
April is a rainy time of year for many parts of the country and Brooklyn is no exception. If this season’s rainfall has left your home a bit soggy, it might be time for you to invest in a sump pump.
Sump pumps can be found in most new homes and in many older homes that are prone to flooding or water buildup. There are two common kinds of sump pumps in the New York City area: a submersible sump pump, which is housed in a hole or a sump basin, and a pedestal pump, which simply sits on the basement or crawlspace floor. Both push water out of basins or low-lying areas through pipes when the water gets high enough to activate the sensor.
However, if your home doesn’t currently have a sump pump or if you think your existing pump might need to be replaced, your Brooklyn plumbers at Petri Plumbing & Heating can help. Give us a call or read on to learn some things to consider regarding sump pumps!
Water in Your Basement
This is the biggest and most obvious indicator that you need to either install a sump pump or that your current pump needs to be replaced. Water build-up anywhere in your basement means it is finding its way into your basement and not out of it.
You Live in an Area Prone to a Lot of Rain or Snow
Mother Nature makes a lot of our sump pump decisions for us and Brooklyn, at 46 inches a year, gets more rain than the United States average of 38 inches. We are prone to rain and many homes need pumps.
The Age of Your Current Pump
If your current pump is more than 10 years old, it’s time to replace it. Not only is it aging and will soon stop working or not work correctly, newer models have more features that make owning a sump pump easier.
Your Home is in a Low-Lying Area
New Yorkers are all too familiar with the pond-sized street puddles that form after an intense rain or melting snowstorm. And, since we live on islands, there are a number of low-lying areas that are prone to flooding. Sump pumps can alleviate some of the water problems you may be encountering as a result.
Help from the Brooklyn Sump Pump Pros
Petri Plumbing offers emergency repairs on sump pumps and can install new pumps, replace older pumps and perform maintenance on existing pumps. Call us and let us help you remove excess water and prevent flooding in your home!