Tips Every Virginia Homeowner Should Know about Sump Pumps

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One of the best ways to keep your home, foundation, and basement or crawlspace safe is by having a sump pump. Excess moisture can cause a variety of problems for Virginia homes including cracking foundation, bowing or leaning walls, sticking doors and windows, water stains, rotting wood, sinking or settling foundation, mold and mildew, flooding, and more. Sump pumps can help keep moisture from having a negative effect on your home. There are a few things all homeowners should know about sump pumps, such as:

  1. Homes with a Basement or Crawlspace Should Have a Sump Pump: Basements and crawlspaces are the perfect place for water damage and flooding. Without a sump pump your basement or crawlspace could be flooded at any time, but with a sump pump that water will be diverted to a place away from your home. Stay safe from losing your possessions and possible foundation issues with a sump pump.
  2. Sump Pumps Should be Installed in the Lowest Level of your Basement or Crawlspace: Completely remove the possibility of flooding with sump pumps. If you have a sump pump installed at the lowest point, the water will not even reach the floor level before it is whisked away to a dry well or storm drain. We can help you determine the best possible place to have your sump pump installed.
  3. Battery Backup Sump Pumps are a Smart Investment: Power outages can leave you vulnerable to flooding and water damage. With a battery backup sump pump, you will always be safe. Storms can lead to power outages and the rain can cause flooding, so protect your basement or crawlspace at all times with this product.
  4. Sump Pumps can Freeze like Water Lines: Just like pipes, sump pumps can freeze if not installed at the proper depth. That’s why you should come to Reliable Waterproofing & Masonry for your sump pump needs. We can install it correctly for you the first time.
  5. Test your Sump Pump Once Every Three Months: You don’t want to find out that your sump pump isn’t working by having a flooded basement, so make sure to test your sump pump at least every three months. At minimum, you should test your sump pump once a year. To test your sump pump, pour water into the sump pump until it reaches the float trigger. This will activate it. Make sure to water level drops back down afterwards. The sump pump should turn off when the water is back below the shutoff level.

Contact us today with any questions you may have about sump pumps. We can help you choose and install sump pumps in your Virginia home. We also offer foundation repair, waterproofing, crawlspace repair, masonry services, brick re-pointing, and concrete restoration. Our service area covers all of Virginia. Give us a call today!