Sump pumps are pumps that are used in the removal of accumulated water in water collecting sump basins. These basins are commonly found in basements. The water could have been natural ground water, rain water, or water funneling into the basin through the basement waterproofing system perimeter train. The water accumulation is most common in basements that fall below water table levels. These pumps are important because the water may lead to instability of the foundation, the dampness could lead to mold growth, and the flooding could lead to the lowering of your house’s resale value.
You could buy, install, and maintain the sump pump yourself. This will save you money and you could use the work as a pastime, but this is as far as the advantages of DIY sump pump installation and maintenance go.
You should hire a pro for sump pumps Woodbridge CT installation and maintenance because a pro will help you choose the best pump for your particular area. This is because the pro will have the necessary training and experience. The two main types of sump pumps are submersible and pedestal pumps. What works for one home will not work for the other. A pro will help you choose between manual and automatic operation, the proper sump pump motive power, the right head pressure, the right power cord length, the right voltage and phase, the proper water level sensing switch type, and the importance of an alarm and/or a backup system.
A good Woodbridge sump pump installation and maintenance company will double up as an authorized dealership of such manufacturers as WellXtrol, Goulds, Wellmate, Starite, Grundfos, and Flexcon. Buying from such a company, therefore, ensures that you do not have to waste time and energy shopping around and trying to determine if the pump you have is genuine or a replica.
A qualified professional will be ready to answer any question you may have. A good pro will be available 24/7, all year round, for emergency service. You will benefit from the insurance that the pro will carry. Workman’s compensation insurance ensures that you will not be held liable in case of an accident that leads to injury or fatality in your property and professional indemnity insurance ensures that you are covered for the actions of the person doing the installation or maintenance of sump pumps Woodbridge CT.
You get unparalleled convenience when you hire a pro. The process of installing sump pumps can be time and energy consuming since it even includes digging a sump pump hole and supporting, caulking, and sealing the discharge pipe. You will be safe from the risk of electric shock when you hire a professional. Hiring a pro for maintenance ensures that the warranty is not void. A pro will offer other pump services like iron removal and well services like hydrofracking.
You could do DIY (do-it-yourself) sump pump installation and maintenance, but hiring a professional who has training and experience with sump pumps has many more benefits Woodbridge CT.