Jacksonville, IL is no stranger to sudden downpours, heavy thunderstorms, and large amounts of ice and snow. All of this precipitation can penetrate your home’s foundation, causing a flood or leak into the basement or crawlspace. A submersible sump pump is designed to remove the water as it seeps into your home and before it can cause any structural damage. Consider these important reasons to invest in a submersible sump pump for your home.
Help Control Humidity
A submersible sump pump is designed to be immersed in water, explains North Dakota State University. It sits at the bottom of the sump pit. Even if there’s only a little water in the pit, the pump will remove it. These pumps keep the pit dry or nearly dry all the time, so there’s less water to evaporate and contribute to high indoor humidity levels. This facilitates optimal humidity control.
Protect Your Home and Belongings
Submersible sump pumps start working as soon as water enters the sump pit. It doesn’t wait for a lot of water to build up in your home’s basement or crawlspace. Because it sits lower than the floor, it protects your carpet, walls, furniture, and stored items. It also minimizes the risk of injuries, organic growth, and other problems caused by water infiltration in homes.
Peace of Mind
While weather forecasting has improved over the past 70 years, it’s not perfect. You might be at work, school, or on vacation when a torrential downpour drops several inches of rain in a short period of time. With a submersible sump pump, you don’t have to worry about whether or not your home might flood. For the best results, our professional plumbing services team recommends a battery backup for the pump in case a severe storm causes a power outage.
For more details about the reasons to invest in a submersible sump pump, take a look at HRI Plumbing’s professional plumbing services, or contact us today.