Water is a valuable resource that we depend on for life. However, too much of it in your home can spell disaster and cause hundreds of dollars in damage to your home and furniture.
In the Atlanta area, one of the biggest culprits of water damage in homes is basement flooding. A sump pump can prevent flooding and help avoid the costly repairs associated with water damage.
A sump is a pit or basin beneath your basement floor. During storms or when the groundwater level is above your basement floor, water drains into the sump pit. When the water level reaches a certain point, the sump pump turns on and pumps the water out of and away from your home, preventing costly water damage and flooding.
In Atlanta, we get a relatively frequent rainfall throughout the year. If you are not prepared, the rain can flood your basement or cause damage to your foundation. Sump pumps are highly recommended if:
There are two basic types of sump pumps used in Atlanta area homes.
A sump pump helps reduce the chance one of our rainstorms will permanently damage your home or basement.