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3 Reasons You Need a Sump Pump | Flood Damage Tips for Short Hills, NJ Homeowners

July 6th, 2015 · No Comments


A flooded basement is extremely stressful. Both the structure and contents of your home are at risk of water damage and mildew growth depending on the severity of the flooding. That is why the ServiceMaster Metropolitan team wants to take a few minutes to stress the importance of having a sump pump. Folks living in Short Hills, NJ have seen their fair share of flooding episodes, but we can guarantee that those with sump pumps in their homes have had it easier than those without. Here are 3 reasons why we recommend having a sump pump in your home:

1. Sump pumps prevent flood damage
Sump pumps work their best during large-scale flooding events because of their ability to collect and remove accumulated water. When large volumes of water are present, sump pumps pipe excess water away from the house to municipal storm drains, dry wells, or any place where the water no longer presents a hazard.

2. Sump pumps reduce the threat of mold and mildew growth
Extreme dampness following a flood can greatly contribute to the growth of mold and mildew. Mold has damaging effects on building materials including carpeting, hard surface floors, dry wall, and more. It is also hazardous to the wellbeing of the individuals living in the household. Sump pumps keep your flooring dry, thereby aiding in the elimination of ideal mold environments.

3. Sump pumps reduce the risk of house fires
Yes, along with flood prevention, sum pumps can minimize the risk of house fires. Flooding is one of the major causes of electrical fires in the home due to the submerging of electrical outlets and systems. In many cases, fires are caused by short-circuiting laundry machines, water heaters, and heating systems. Since sump pumps remove excess water from the home, the chances of short-circuiting are significantly diminished.

If you don’t currently have a sump pump system, we hope these 3 advantages have helped inform you as to why you should have one installed. If you have experienced flood damage in your home, give ServiceMaster Metropolitan a call right away! We provide the highest quality of mold removal, fire restoration, and water damage services in Short Hills, NJ. Don’t wait to get your home back to normal!





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