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Have you thought about installing a sump pump in your Ulster County home? Here’s why you should-

1/29/2020 (Permalink)

Water pooled on a basement floor due to a malfunctioning sump pump It's important to think about installing a sump pump but always make sure there's an alternate power source if the electricity ever goes out!

It was the thought, in the past, that you only need a sump pump when you have a finished basement AND live in a flood prone area. There are numerous advantages to having a sump pump regardless of where you live and how your basement is situated.

Sump pumps are installed in the lowest lying area of the home, either in a crawl space or a basement, and are housed in a specially crafted pit. If water accumulates, the pit will be the first place to fill up and the sump pump will pump the water out of the area and away from the home rather than creating a flood in that room.

The top reasons a sump pump is recommended:

  1. The biggie- Preventing Water Damage- Any type of water damage can cause structural issues and damage to your personal items. Water damages can range in costs to remediate too, a sump pump can really help save your wallet. -Check with your insurance company as to what changes might need to be made to your policy when installing a sump pump.
  2. Ability to Receive Flood Alerts- Many new models of sump pumps come with new technology that includes early water detection which can alert you to when the water levels in the basement or crawl space are rising. This can help reaction and remediation times greatly.
  3. Decrease chances of mold growth- Moisture build-up, cozy temps and organic food sources like cardboard and wood are pure bliss for mold (or microbial) growth. A sump pump can help reduce the moisture and keep humidity levels lower as well to discourage growth.

-Helpful tip- Always have a back-up battery or power source for your sump pump should the power ever go out.

No matter how much you prepare, things just happen sometimes. If you ever suffer water damage or mold growth anywhere in your home or business, call SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz 24/7 at (845)255-4334. Our expert remediation technicians are ready to help and will make it “Like it never even happened.”

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