If you have already lived through the dreaded experience of a flooded basement in San Francisco, then you know how much damage it can cause. Even one inch of water can take many hours to clean and dry up, and could cause thousands of dollars in damaged furniture and carpets. Installing a sump pump in your basement and ensuring it works properly can be your best defense to prevent flooding in San Francisco and the surrounding areas of California.
San Francisco basement flooding is often caused by water build up in the soil that makes its way into your basement. There are many ways for water to enter and many ways to prevent it from entering. San Francisco sump pumps are a last defense against flooding because they pump out water from the lowest section of the basement before the water level reaches the basement floor level. As groundwater level rises it is diverted into the sump hole. When the water reaches “the critical level,” the sump pump begins to pump it out through a pipe that leads outside and away from your San Francisco home’s foundation.
Apart from the obvious damages to your belongings, basement flooding in San Francisco can also cause:
All of which are troubles that bring down the value of your San Francisco area home. With sump pumps from your San Francisco plumbing company, Sugar Bear Plumbing Co., you can save yourself thousands of dollars in the long run by maintaining the value of your home and by protecting your belongings from water damage.
The sump pump has recently become more important especially in newer homes since the Federal Clean Water Act no longer allows builders in many municipalities to drain rainwater collected by gutters into sewerage systems. Water collected on the roof of your home and drained by your gutters can cause flooding if it is not carried far enough away from your foundation. Call Sugar Bear Plumbing Co. for service today, and get access to a great selection of affordable San Francisco sump pumps. Our plumbers also offer sump pump repair, sump pump replacement, and sump pump installation services.