One of the main responsibilities of a homeowner is completing preventive care in their homes. While you never know when you’ll be at risk of flood damage in Lebanon or Cleona, PA having a sump pump in place is the best way to protect your home and your family. At G.F. Bowman, Inc., we are your expert sump pump contractors. We can help with sump pump installations, maintenance, and repairs for your existing unit. Find out more by calling our expert staff today!
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Sump Pumps and How They Work
A sump pump is a small pump that can be found underneath the floor of your basement or in a crawl space. The pump sits in a pit, known as the “sump pit,” to collect and protect your home from groundwater. If you’ve never considered how harmful and damaging groundwater is for your home’s foundation, you should.
Groundwater can rise through the cracks in your home after heavy rain. If there was flooding in your basement or crawl space, it’s the sump pump’s job to collect the water and get it flowing away from your home.
There are two primary sump pumps you can choose to have installed in your home:
- Pedestal: These units sit above the sump pit and use a float to monitor water levels around your home. When levels rise, the motor powers on, removing any water form around your home. Pedestal sump pumps can last two to five times longer compared to submersible models since many of the mechanical components are outside of your pit.
- Submersible: This type of sump pump is designed to be submerged in water, which may make them arguably more stable than pedestal pumps. Unfortunately, they are more expensive and difficult to replace since they are submerged in the ground.
While there are pros and cons to both of these types, our sump pump installation pros at G.F. Bowman, Inc. can help you find the right unit for your home.
Benefits of a Sump Pump
If you live in an area with an increased chance of flooding, we’ll reinforce the reason why you need a sump pump installed in your home! If a portion of your home is below-ground and is inclined to drawing moisture, your sump pump will take care of rising water levels before they damage your home’s foundations or worse, run water into the lower levels of your home.
Not only does it prevent moisture from infiltrating underground areas, but having a sump pump act as your water guard will also eliminate mold and mildew growth that can create health and breathing complications within that area.
Once your home is protected, be sure to prevent plumbing-related flood issues with routine plumbing maintenance like drain cleaning and inspections.
Why Hire Our Team of Professionals?
As a family-owned and operated business, we understand how important it is to protect our home and family. Our G.F. Bowman, Inc. team is specialized in sump pump maintenance and repair along with replacement services. We’ll do our best to keep your existing system in the best shape possible, and if a sump pump replacement is needed, you can expect personalized solutions that won’t break the bank either.