The winter is in full swing and even if it doesn’t feel like it, we’re about to get a lot of ice and snow. That might be a bummer for some folks, but for many of us, that’s the way we like our wintertime! You can take the kids out to the park to enjoy some time building snow people, bake some cookies, and enjoy a warm cup of cocoa near the fire. It’s the coziest time of year!
However, with that ice and snow comes issues when we do experience one of the warmer days of the year. You can probably remember a 60-degree winter day in recent years, where all of the snow and ice that just accumulated melts and turns into water in what seems like a blink of an eye. All of a sudden, the installation and servicing of a sump pump in Olympia, WA sounds like an important thing to invest in, right?
Protect Your Home With a Sump Pump
Sump pumps work year-round to protect your home from the elements. Specifically, it protects the lowest level of your home (your basement) from flash floods and water that might not have anywhere else to go when it rains or when snow and ice melt.
Here’s how it works.
A sump is drilled into the floor of your basement. It’s basically a giant pit that can collect the water that would otherwise flood into your basement. The water has to go somewhere initially due to gravity and the position of your home compared to the outside water table. It collects in here first, and that’s when the pump is activated.
The pump component then starts pushing the water out of your home to a place where it can safely be flushed away from your property and drained somewhere it can be used. And there you have it, the sump pump!
Get Your Sump Pump Repaired Before the Snow Melts
For those customers who already have a sump pump, do you know if it’s in working order? Have you encountered problems with it in the past, like this previous summer or fall? Then we’d urge you to invest in sump pump repairs from our team to get the system back up and running before it’s too late.
One Warm Day Is All It Takes!
One warm day in the winter is all it takes for several inches of snow to immediately turn into water and start flooding parts of our town. We’ve seen it before and it’s something that can only be slightly mitigated with proper drainage.
A sump pump is going to protect your basement and home from these elements specifically. That can then help you divert your attention to more important things at hand, like preparing for spring or working hard after the holiday break.
Just remember that warm days in winter are not all as uncommon as we might think, and all it takes is one for all of that previously snow and ice to flood your basement.
American Pump and Drilling puts decades of industry knowledge to work with our sump pump services. Contact us today!