The Most Common Questions About Sump Pumps from our Atlanta-area customers
A sump pump is a device installed in a basement or crawl space to prevent water accumulation and flooding. Professional sump pump installation is important because it helps protect your property from water damage, basement flooding, and mold growth caused by excessive moisture. Here are the most common questions we receive from homeowners in our Atlanta service area.
How does a sump pump work?
A sump pump is typically installed in a sump pit or basin. When water accumulates in the pit due to rising groundwater or excessive rainfall, the sump pump is activated by a float switch or sensor. It pumps the water out and away from the foundation, preventing flooding and keeping the area dry.
When should I consider sump pump installation?
Sump pump installation is recommended if you have a basement or crawl space prone to water intrusion, experience regular flooding or moisture issues, or live in an area with a high water table or heavy rainfall. It is also beneficial in areas susceptible to sewer backups or where the natural drainage system is insufficient.
I am handy around the house. Why should I hire ACS to install a sump pump for me?
While some homeowners may have the skills to install a sump pump themselves, it is generally recommended to hire professionals for proper sump pump installation. The sump pump installation professionals at American Crawlspace Solutions have the expertise to assess your specific needs, determine the right type and size of sump pump, ensure proper drainage, and handle any electrical or plumbing requirements for a reliable and efficient installation.
What are the different types of sump pumps available for installation?
There are primarily two types of sump pumps: submersible and pedestal. Submersible sump pumps are designed to be placed inside the sump pit and are more discreet and quieter. Pedestal sump pumps, on the other hand, have the motor positioned above the pit and are easier to service. The choice between the two depends on factors such as space availability and maintenance preferences.
About American Crawlspace Solutions
American Crawlspace Solutions operates with a “needs based” approach toward solving your crawlspace, basement, or foundation problem. We will outline a repair/mitigation plan which solves your home’s specific and unique problems. Our dedicated team provides fast, friendly service at an affordable price.
Our staff is made up of knowledgeable and dedicated foundation and basement repair professionals with years of experience.
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American Crawlspace Solutions is proud to serve homeowners in the greater Atlanta area, including Monticello, Alpharetta and many more communities.
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