Georgia enjoys mild winters, but they can also be wet winters and rainy weather usually continues all year round. That makes flooding a constant potential in our neck of the woods, and homeowners with a basement or similar features in their houses can suffer a great deal when the rainfall just won’t let up. For residents concerned about floodwaters in their home, we heartily recommend the installation of a sump pump to provide an extra layer of protection.
Sump pumps come in several different styles, but the one we usually recommend entails a small hold built at the lowest point to your property (usually in the basement). As floodwaters enter, they travel into the pit, where the sump pump waits for them. The waters trigger the pump’s function, which pulls the water into it and uses centrifugal force to push it up and out of a pipe. The pipe ejects the water outside your home, allowing the pump to prevent your home from flooding.
You should always use a professional plumber to install a new sump pump and keep it maintained. That will ensure that it always works the way you need it to, which is important since you won’t have much warning time when heavy rains are expected.
The installation itself need to be planned out carefully, not only in terms of the placement of the sump pump, but in its specific details. Your plumber can help explore your options, but as a general rule, look for the following traits:
If you think a brand new sump pump would be a good fit for your Austell, GA home, call the pros at Quick Action Plumbers to schedule a consultation session today!