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Sump Pump Installation

Homeowners who have experienced a flooded basement will tell you that even an inch or two of water can cost thousands. Irreplaceable possessions are lost, and the residual moisture can cause growth of mold and mildew, which is a whole other problem. Protecting your home and belongings in case of flooding is simple when you call Garrett Basement Waterproofing for your sump pump installation in Akron, OH.

What is a sump pump?

A sump pump is a small electric pump placed in the lowest part of a basement or crawlspace, where standing water would naturally gather. The unit itself sits in a pit about 2 feet deep and 1½ feet across. As the pit fills with water, the pump activates and the water is expelled through piping running away from the foundation.

Sump pumps are primarily used in buildings with low lying foundations where heavy rain or melting snow could lead to flooding of the structure’s basement. However, since the U.S. Federal Clean Water Act and its amendments have been enacted, sump pumps are required in homes that might have moisture or flooding issues even if the homes are not necessarily a high flood risk. Therefore, sump pumps now are common in newly constructed homes in Ohio.

Repairs or installation

The experts at Garrett Basement Waterproofing understand that a properly installed sump pump is crucial when you consider both the value of your home and the possessions you cherish. Whether your sump pump needs repair or you seek new installation, our highly trained professionals will get the job done efficiently and affordably.

Sump pump work is best left to the professionals. It can be dirty and dangerous, and repairs or installation done by a non-professional can void warranties on the product. Call Garrett and let us help you turn that damp basement into a healthier living space.

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