If you are looking for simple ways to increase the value of your home, a sump pump is a great place to start. Why? They help keep the lower levels of your home, be it a basement or low space, dry all year long.
Keep the basement dry
By keeping the basement dry, a sump pump provides a safe and livable space for you and your family to enjoy. You may even want to transform your dry basement into a guest bedroom, home office, game room, or home theater. But first you need to install a reliable sump pump system. After all, no one wants to sleep, work, play games, or watch movies in a damp, moldy space.
So how does a sump pump work?
When excess water accumulates in your basement or crawl space, a sump pump will collect and pump the water outside, keeping the interior of your home dry. Like anything with moving parts, these pumps should be checked routinely to make sure they are working properly and efficiently. A clogged pump or one with a dead battery or loose wires doesn’t do much good. Experts recommend that you have your pump inspected at least once a year.
A backup battery
Some homeowners already have a sump pump, but it can be delicate and occasionally fail for no reason. Or maybe the current one works like a charm, but when they lose power, they lose their pump too. What if you go on vacation and, while you are away, your home suffers from a severe flood that your main pump just can’t handle? In cases like these, battery backup pumps can save the day. With a battery backup sump pump, you can stay protected 24/7, even during the worst storms, the strongest floods, or when your main pump won’t turn on or just isn’t working. A battery backup pump also includes a charging system that will recharge the battery once power has been restored.
A basement floor drain
If you experience a plumbing leak, a basement floor drain can help. By expelling water downward and preventing humid air from rising into the basement, a basement floor drain offers maximum waterproofing protection.
Many top-of-the-line pumps come with a built-in floor drain. They also come with an airtight cover that prevents moisture, odors, and even radon from rising into the basement. The airtight cover also helps to silence the noise created by the pump and acts as a shield to protect young children from an otherwise open sump. And finally, with a WaterWatch sump pump alarm, you will be immediately alerted if the water rises above the point where it should have started.
With the right sump pump system, you can make sure, without question, that the lower levels of your home are dry, safe and livable. And as mentioned above, a dry basement can be used in a number of ways and ultimately increase the value of your home.