Most homeowners will admit that at least some of the contents of their basement are junk. However, there are likely a lot of items down there being stored for later use, and it is important that you protect such items, and the very foundation of your home, from the serious damage that water can do. If your home in Avon is prone to basement flooding, you need to call the experts at Pompeii’s Plumbing & Heating right away. Our sump pump installation services can help you keep your basement and belongings dry, as well as protect the foundation of your home.
During a sump pump installation procedure, a sump pit will need to be excavated if one does not exist already. A few feet of gravel will surround this area. Water would rather travel the path offering the least resistance, so in the event of flooding it will travel through this gravel to the sump pit, right where you want it.
It is important that a professional service provider performs the installation of your sump pump for a number of reasons. There are a lot of factors that can affect the installation of your sump pump, including what type of materials are found beneath the concrete in your basement. Once the pit is excavated and lined, it is time to install the pump.
While the excavation of your pit may seem like the biggest part of the job, the actual installation of the pump itself is very important and, if not handled properly, can greatly reduce the effectiveness with which the pump works. Most homeowners will opt for a sump pump that is triggered automatically by a device such as a float switch. This will allow your pump to operate without needing to be activated manually. If the pit is not properly excavated, though, or if the pump is off kilter at all the float switch may get hung up or snagged on something. This will cause the pump to fail and lead to a wet basement.
For more information about the professional sump pump installation services we offer in Avon, contact Pompeii’s Plumbing & Heating today. We can help you keep your basement dry. Protect your home with a high quality sump pump installation.