Posted on 2/3/2012

Too much water in the wrong places can have disastrous consequences. If you have a basement or crawlspace that is constantly flooding or leaking, certain plumbing techniques and equipment may be necessary to prevent extensive moisture-related damage. Installing a sump pump in your basement or crawlspace can help minimize damage from flooding or leaks. Here are some signs that you need a sump pump, and what consequences ignoring these signs in your Libertyville home may have.

Sump Pump

Why Use a Sump Pump?

Sump pumps are used to pump excess water out of your basement and out of your home. Sump pumps are usually separate from home plumbing systems, but may sometimes be connected to plumbing lines. Sump pumps are crucial if your home experiences basement flooding from rain water or sewer problems. If your Libertyville home is built on a water table, or if your basement slab and walls leak consistently, a sump pump can help to minimize water buildup and divert water outdoors.

Ignoring Moisture Problems

Allowing flooding and moisture buildup to go unregulated in your basement can cause a number of serious problems. Dark, damp basements are the ideal location for mold growth, which can spread quickly through your basement and throughout the home. Mold growth can degrade your indoor air quality, and ruin valuables stored in your basement. Excess moisture can also cause severe foundation problems. As water seeps into your basement or crawlspace, it weakens the concrete supporting your home, causing settling cracking. In the long term, this problem can intensify and require costly foundation repair services.

To learn more about plumbing improvements for your home, contact Arrow Plumbing today. We provide high quality plumbing services throughout the Libertyville area. Visit us online or call (847) 549-9600.