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You may have heard of the term “sump pump” and thought it was just a funny rhyme, but it’s actually a very useful tool that many homeowners living in rainstorm-prone areas use at least once a season.

Basically, a sump pump minimizes water damage to your home by keeping water out of places that it shouldn’t be in.

Sump pumps are typically installed in basements and crawl spaces, and they collect groundwater before the possibility of it flooding your home can occur. If you have cracks in the foundation of your home, groundwater may get in during rainy periods, which can result in flooding. A sump pump collects that water and redirects it from your home.

You can assess whether you need one in your home by exploring your basement or crawl spaces for wetness and moisture. Moisture like this could signal that there are foundational cracks that could lead to flooding at some point, if there’s enough rain or if your gutter system doesn’t create proper drainage opportunities. If you live in a flood zone, you should definitely install a sump pump.

Sump pumps are friends to any homeowner that has a basement or crawl space. If you need one installed, call your friends at Northside Plumbing at 770-272-2558 or [email protected].

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