Why Should You Install a Sump Pump in Your Collegeville PA Basement
1. Prevent Fires
Seems like an odd way to prevent a fire, but, a sump pump can actually dramatically reduce the risk of
fires in your home.
Because the majority of home fires are related to electricity coming into contact with water. When your basement floods, it exposes every outlet, wire, extension cord and other electrical device to water. Water getting into your outlets is a sure way to cause huge problems, including risk of fire.
A simple search of the local newspapers will give you many examples of fires happening to homes in the Collegeville area because of basement flooding.
2. Prevents Flooding
A sump pump can help prevent a flood in your basement. Aside from fires, other damages resulting from basement floods include:
- Structural damage
- Mold and mildew growth
- Damage to furniture
- Damage to appliances like TV’s, radios, and other electrical devices
- Damage to the floors and walls of your basement
A sump pump alone won’t stop flooding (you need to have your basement waterproofed as well), but, it can help catch the overflow in an emergency situation.
3. Helps Prevent Dangerous Mold Growth
A wet basement is a moldy basement. Mold is extremely unhealthy. It’s a near epidemic in the Collegeville, King of Prussia and greater Philadelphia area. Schools close, apartment buildings are condemned and many home owners and their children are effected by mold in their basements.
A sump pump will help get rid of excess water. Combined with waterproofing, you’ll have a dry, mold free basement.
We can help with sump pump installation, basement waterproofing, flood clean up, foundation repair and drainage installation in the Collegeville, King of Prussia, West Chester, Doylestown and NJ areas.