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Why Your Vermont Home Needs a Sump Pump

With the recent flooding in our area that prompted a state of emergency to be issued, sump pumps are becoming a hot topic. Maybe you have heard of a sump pump, but don’t know exactly what the system does. You can keep reading to learn more about installing a sump pump in your home, as well as the benefits of doing so.

Then when you’re ready to schedule this valuable plumbing service in Williston, VT, our team is here to help. We can schedule your on-site assessment for installation, offer a quote, and even review the installation process so you know what to expect.

Prevent Flooding

One of the most obvious reasons to install a sump pump is to prevent flooding. The biggest flooding risk we have here in Vermont is that water freezes over the winter to create ice and snow. When that ice and snow melt in the spring, the runoff has to go somewhere. Unfortunately, the water from this runoff can cause flooding for a lot of homeowners. 

Then you have the recent floods that caused a state of emergency. These are events that you can’t plan for, but you can do your best to be prepared for. When you have a sump pump, it can activate automatically when it senses water and will channel the flooding away from your home.

Prevent Sewage Backup

Another problem that you may not think of is sewage backup. When your yard becomes saturated with water, it is very common for sewage to back up into your yard and even into your home. This is a risk particularly if you have a septic tank on your property.

A sewage backup can make a problem that is already bad significantly worse. But this is another problem that a sump pump can help prevent. When water gets pumped away from your home, there is less saturation to cause sewage problems.

Prevent Mold and Mildew

We all know that having a dark, moist environment is the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew. Without a sump pump, moisture can develop in your basement and other areas of your home to cause big problems. Even if you have the area cleaned out, moisture can still seep into your walls and other surrounding areas. 

Even once the flooding is gone, the moisture can remain and increase your risk for mold and mildew. Aside from the risks that mold and mildew pose for your health, an infestation can also harm the structure of your home. Mold can slowly eat away at surfaces until they are damaged enough to be repaired or replaced.

When your home develops mold, aside from having to clean up after flooding you also have to treat areas of your home for these infestations. But a sump pump helps prevent this and much more to give you peace of mind that floods won’t be a problem for your home.

Red Rock Mechanical, LLC serves Northwest Vermont and Northeast New York. Schedule plumbing service with us today.

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