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Sump Pumps

Sump Pumps in Kansas City, MO

Whenever you hear about flooding in the Midwest, it’s often in the context of massive amounts of water. However, your entire home doesn’t have to be submerged in order for you to suffer flood damage. Even a moderate amount of water damage can cost thousands of dollars to fix. This is especially true in areas of the home that are already below ground, like crawl spaces and basements. If you want to protect those areas from flooding, take advantage of our sump pump services. Lutz Plumbing, Inc. installs and services sump pumps of all kinds throughout Kansas City. If you’d like to know more, or would like to schedule an appointment, call us today.

How Sump Pumps Work

A sump pump system begins with the digging of a pit at the lowest point of the room to be protected. This pit is called the sump. The sump pump is then installed either in or directly above the sump, with a pipe leading from the pump out of the house. When water enters the area, it will naturally flow downhill into the sump. Then, when the water level gets high enough, the sump pump will activate and pump all of the water out of the house. The sump pump is obviously not large enough, or powerful enough, to prevent multiple areas of the home from flooding. However, it is still quite good at keeping the room in which it is installed dry.

The Advantages of Sump Pumps

As mentioned above, even a little bit of water damage in the wrong spot can cost you thousands of dollars in repairs. Not only are basements and crawlspaces more prone to flooding, due to their location, but they are also visited less frequently than other areas of the home. That means that without a sump pump, you’re less likely to catch flooding threats early.

With a sump pump, though, you never have to worry about minor flooding becoming a major problem. The pump is completely self–regulating; you don’t need to manually turn it on or off. All you need to do is make sure that it gets annual maintenance and prompt repairs when it develops an issue. That’s quite a bargain for the peace of mind of knowing your basement’s not going to flood any time soon.

We Can Handle All of Your Sump Pump Needs

Installing a sump pump is something you should only ever trust to a professional. Digging a hole in your basement may seem like a pretty easy thing to do, but the position is quite important. The pump itself and the drainage pipe also need to be installed correctly, or else the entire system won’t be much use. If you need to have a sump pump installed in your home in Kansas City, MO, let Lutz Plumbing, Inc. handle it for you.

Sump pumps don’t develop problems very often, but it can happen and when it does it’s serious. Because you’re probably not going to be relying on your sump pump very often, you may not recognize that it has a problem until you really need it. That’s a bad time to notice that your emergency system has a problem. Have your sump pump maintained at least once a year, and call for repairs if you do happen to notice a problem with the system.