Sump Pumps & Flooding

Basement FloodingHere in the tri-state area, most homes, apartments, and even businesses have basements or subterranean portions of their buildings. If your home or business has any areas that sit below ground level, you need to make sure that you have an updated or fully functional sump pump strong enough for your space. It also helps to have a backup power supply so that if the power goes out in a big storm, your building is still safe and secure. Not sure if your sump pump is up to the task of keeping your space safe and clean? Let the expert team here at Herrmann Services help you get the right sump pump to protect your home or business from potentially hazardous and expensive water damage. Contact us to have an elite service technician inspect your property today.

The Costs & Dangers Of Flooding

In the Ohio tri-state area, we get a healthy amount of rain, with an average of four inches of rainfall coming down every month. Some of the more intense storms can even drop upwards of five inches in just a few hours. We also get an average of 113 days of rain here, which can keep the soil highly saturated around your home or building. When this happens, water can pool against your foundation and pressure can build. Temperatures can also fluctuate greatly from day to day, causing groundwater to shift from liquid to ice. If this water gets into a crack in your foundation and freezes, it can cause a serious issue as it expands and makes that crack wider and wider.

You may be asking yourself, “Is a little water really that big of a problem?” The costs of water damage can get out of hand quickly, with small leaks costing between $2,700-$7,500. Flooding, on the other hand, is much more expensive. A minor flood of just a few inches of water generally costs about $10,000 to repair and clean up. A more substantial flood can easily cost over $50,000, not to mention the loss of any valuables or sentimental items lost in the flood. The best way to make sure that your basement area stays completely safe from water damage is by having a great sump pump system.

Sump Pumps

Sump pumps are placed in the lowest part of your building in specific locations called sump pits. These pumps function by ensuring that the ground underneath your foundation stays dry by using drains to naturally move water into the sump pit. When the water in that pit reaches a certain level, the sump pump activates and pumps that water away from your home or business to a safe location.  A great sump pump will quietly work to save you tens of thousands of dollars over the span of your property ownership.

If you want to learn more about how you can keep your property safe and secure through even the wettest parts of the year, contact the team here at Herrmann Services today. Our sump pump and plumbing experts can help you keep your property safe for a price you’ll love.

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