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Do You Need A Sump Pump?

8/27/2019 (Permalink)

Some areas require homeowners to install sump pumps by law. If you’re not legally required to install a sump pump and if your basement is consistently warm and dry, you probably don’t need a sump pump. But if your basement occasionally floods or even if your basement feels damp, you may have a potential flooding risk.

You can check the moisture in your basement by taping a 2-foot-square piece of plastic on your basement floor away from heat and sunlight, and after a day or two, check the underside of the plastic. If there’s moisture on the underside of the plastic, groundwater is making its way into your basement, and you’ll want to look into installing a sump pump.

Preventing water damage is a whole lot easier than dealing with insurance, let alone losing time, energy, and money repairing the resulting damage. Find a professional who can install a sump pump in your basement and who can maintain the pump once installed. Then, you can rest easy knowing your sump pump will prevent uninsurable water damage.

If your Trumbull home or business suffers water damage as a result of not having a sump pump, or your sump pump malfunctioning, call SERVPRO of Trumbull, Monroe & Northern Bridgeport.

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