Sump Pumps Can Ward Off Expensive Water Damage to Your Home

Excess water can spell ruination to your home and garden.

Homes with foundations situated under the water level can lead to soggy lawns or basement flooding, which can in turn further damage property. Sump pumps play an important role in maintaining the integrity of lawns and homes. Dallas landscaper Andy’s Sprinkler, Drainage, and Lighting can install a system designed to prevent expensive damage from occurring due to excess water.

How Does Sump Pump Work?Sump Pump

Sump pumps work by channeling water away from the foundation to a dry well or drainage system via motor or water pressure. The area where the water collects is referred to as a sump, which is similar to a well. There are a few options when considering pump installation. Depending on the situation and type of foundation, one option may be preferable over another.

A pedestal pump has the motor situated above the pump itself, while a submersible pump features the motor inside the sump itself. In these types of pumps, the motor is sealed to ward off damage from the surrounding water. The pedestal pump is more convenient to service, while the submersible is less likely to malfunction.

Water damage is increasingly expensive to repair, and can often result in mold. Over time, mold can lead to respiratory problems in those living in the home. This can affect the value of a home, as well as the quality of life of those living there. Consult one of our professional plumbers at Andy’s Sprinkler, Drainage, and Lighting to see which option is suitable for your home. You can schedule a consultation by calling (214) 389-3412.