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Protect your home in case of flooding with sump pump installation in Akron, OH

Most homeowners have dealt with a flooded basement at some time in their lives. If you have not, those who have can tell you that even an inch or two of water can cause thousands of dollars of damage very quickly. Irreplaceable possessions are lost, and the residual moisture can lead to the growth of mold and mildew, which is a whole other problem in and of itself. 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 the basement or crawlspace, where standing water would naturally flow or gather. The sump pump unit itself sits in a pit that is about 2 feet deep and about 1½ feet across. As the pit fills with water, the pump is activated. The water in the pit is removed through piping that runs away from the home, expelling the water away from the foundation.

Sump pumps are not found in every home. They are primarily used in buildings with low lying foundations where heavy rain or melting snow could lead to flooding of the structure’s basement. 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 a common find in newly constructed homes in Ohio.

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 work 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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