Before having your basement finished, look for signs of water or moisture, such as cracks in the foundation. You will want to have a sump pump installed to correct this problem before you begin your remodeling project.
According to insurance industry research, 98% of basements in the United States will experience some type of water damage during their lifetime. Even a small amount of water can cause big problems:
- Thousands of dollars in damage
- Mold and mildew growth
- Health and breathing hazards
Sump pumps remove water that collects into a sump basin in the basement. They send the water away from your home to a storm drain or dry well where it won’t cause problems. Every home should have both a primary pump sump and a back-up sump pump.
Primary sump pumps run on electricity. Your back up pump should work even when there is a power outage or pump failure. Water-powered sump pumps are the perfect solution for this, as they are expensive to run as your primary sump pump, but as an emergency pump, will only turn on when necessary. Water-powered sump pumps will never need new batteries, and cost a considerable amount less than what you’ll spend if your basement floods.
Water Damage Defense recommends that every U.S. home have a reliable sump pump and backup sump pump protecting its basement.
Competency, skill, and a tradition of excellence make Maplewood Plumbing and Sewer the best choice for your plumbing or remodeling needs. All of our plumbers are licensed professionals with extensive industry knowledge.
Maplewood Plumbing and Sewer has been installing sump pumps in St. Louis basements for more than 30 years. Contact us today at 314-645-6350 or here for more information or to request a bid.
We offer a one-year warranty on all parts and labor excluding washers.