Pros install a sump pump to solve basement flooding problems. Here’s how it works. When water accumulates in the basin, it pumps the water out so the area stays dry.
A lot of homes suffer from below-ground wetness during rainy season. That’s why many people install sump pumps in their basements.
What about backwater valves? These are devices that stop water from coming back into the house. Just like the sump pumps, they also help prevent flooding. The difference is that the backwater valves block the water to ensure a one-way flow. Sump pumps work by mechanically pumping out the water.
When should you install a sump pump?
A sump pump will help you prevent basement flooding problems. It will help ensure your basement stays dry. In addition, you also prevent possible basement damages usually caused by water accumulation.
Some people prefer buying and installing sump pumps themselves. But they might make some mistakes regarding the proper selection and installation. There are different sump pumps out there. Each one is best suited for a specific situation.
You have to consider mode of operation (automatic or manual) and pump power. You also need to consider head pressure, voltage, backup system, alarm, and other features. The backup power system is important. That’s because blackouts happen during heavy rains. And you don’t want unexpected flooding during blackouts.
Experienced professionals choose the right sump pump for each situation. They also do proper installation so sump pumps will work perfectly for homes.
Sump pumps are also needed in some commercial and industrial applications. They use sump pumps to maintain the stability of surface soil. Sump pump installations for commercial and industrial uses require professional assistance.
Aside from new installation, some residences might need sump pump replacement. If it’s broken, you need to replace it immediately before heavy rains come. This is to avoid massive basement flooding. If it’s working perfectly before it broke down, you just need to buy the same model. You can also ask assistance from professionals like us.
What about backwater valves?
A backwater valve can also help with basement waterproofing. It works by blocking the water from entering into the house.
City sewer systems can become clogged. Water and sewage will then find an empty drain or pipe to flow into. Those might find a way into your house. Ultimately, that will cause basement flooding problems.
Having backwater valves installed will prevent the problem. They will ensure that there’s only a one-way flow for both water and sewage. Sewer surges do happen. The surge is temporary but they can cause damages to your basement.
If you need backwater valve installation services, you need to contact experienced professionals like our team. New installations require some labor and expertise. Also, they will help you identify other flooding risks at your home.
If you already have backwater valves installed, congratulations. It means you have mitigated the risk of basement flooding. But you might also need proper maintenance for your backwater valves. This is to ensure they will always be working perfectly. Backwater valves may need cleaning right after heavy rains. There could be accumulated debris that are blocking the valves.
You need a complete basement waterproofing solution. Applying adhesives and sealants might not be enough. Homes need protection from sudden flooding. Commercial structures also need protection from both rainwater and groundwater.
With sump pumps and backwater valves, home basements will stay dry. You mitigate basement flooding risks. You also prevent hassles from having a wet basement. Sump pumps and backwater valves will actually help you save time and headaches.
So if you want to avoid basement problems, contact experienced pros now. Prevent mold problems and basement damages. We provide complete waterproofing solutions. We will provide you with a peace of mind. You will never have to worry even during heavy rains.
But don’t wait for the rains to come. If you think there’s a risk of flooding, contact us now. When the rain starts pouring, it might be already too late then. Don’t let that happen.
As a team of experienced professionals, we focus on reliability. We can install and replace sump pumps. Additionally, we recommend and are ready to replace it with a more modern backwater valve.
Call us at 416-858-4444, and stay dry.