Sump Pumps

Many areas within Windsor experience minor flooding during the winter and spring, but without the help of a sump pump, it can turn into a major problem. Fahrhall has the equipment and solutions you need to keep your sump pumps running at their best and ensure your home stays dry all year long.

What is a sump pump?

Sump pumps are small pumps that are usually installed below the floor level in the basement of your home, and their sole purpose is to redirect any unwanted water. In most cases, they are connected to a weeping tile system outside of your home, which gives them a safe place to drain the water. They can be the difference between a dry basement and a flooded basement, so make sure you get yours serviced at least once a year.

Although sump pumps are extremely effective when they are working and well maintained, it’s also a good idea to install a backwater valve if you do happen to live in an area that is prone to flooding. Backwater valves are designed to prevent sewage from backing up into your basement due to an overloaded sewer line because the only thing worse than unwanted water in your basement is unwanted sewage.

Why do you need a sump pump? 

Sump pumps are your last line of defence against flooding that would otherwise severely damage your home. They keep water that enters your basement due to foundation seepage, storm drain backups, and more. Some areas within Windsor are extremely prone to flooding during heavy rainstorms and when the snow melts, but sump pumps and the experts at Fahrhall who install and maintain them can keep the unwanted water from damaging your home and your belongings.

There are many benefits to installing a sump pump, but we’ve compiled the most important ones below.

  • First line of defense against flood damage
  • Improved air quality because of the removal of excess moisture
  • Protect your foundation
  • Prevent mold, mildew, and fungus growth
  • Protect electrical appliances
  • Dry environments deter insects like termites
  • Meet home insurance requirements for flood damage coverage
  • Overall peace of mind
How to avoid a sump pump failure? 

The best way to keep sump pumps from failing when you need them most is to have them maintained at least once a year, ideally before the winter and spring. Unfortunately, you usually need your sump pump the most during heavy storms, which also happens to be when the power is most likely to go out. Sump pumps are powered electronically, which means if the power goes out, they can’t protect your basement from flooding, but luckily there is a solution. Installing a battery backup for your sump pump ensures that whether you have power or not, your home will be protected from flood damage.

Interested in installing a sump pump? We can help you decide the best system for your home’s needs! We carry sump pumps and battery back-ups from top brands such as Liberty Pumps and Myers.

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