It’s springtime in Colorado. Is your basement safe from moisture and flooding?

If not, it may be time to think about installing a basement sump pump. Basement Sump Pump Installation

Because the majority of homes here in the Denver metro area have basements, many are subjected to the risks of water damage as we thaw from the winter months, and begin watering our landscape and gardens.

Basement flooding is most often caused by water buildup in the soil. Especially with Colorado’s clay-like soil, it can only take so much before it makes your way into your basement. While there are many ways to work with your foundation and landscaping to prevent flooding, you may still be at risk. Some homes are in natural flood plains, or are located where the water table is equal or above the foundation of the home. In either case, a sump pump can be your last resort at preventing damage, and eliminate hundreds or even thousands of dollars of damage to your home and property.

Sump pumps are usually hardwired directly into the home’s electrical system, and run on a continual basis. In most cases they have a battery backup, to prevent flooding during emergency situations when the electricity may also be out. While you can choose from several different types of sump pumps, the important factor is to choose the right one to protect your property from damage. A plumber who works regularly with sump pumps can offer you the best suggestions, help you install it, and put you on a regular maintenance routine to keep your sump pump in good working condition.