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What Are the Benefits of a Sump Pump?

Monday, August 31st, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

You wouldn’t think that flooding would be a problem in a desert town like Las Vegas, NV, but in fact we can get a surprising amount of it. Sudden floods are surprisingly prevalent during the rainy season, and our civic sewer system isn’t always set up to handle it. If your basement or crawlspace is prone to flooding, you can take steps to prevent it by installing a sump pump. The benefits are self-apparent: your property stays dry and you don’t need to worry about coming home to find water in your basement sloshing around your ankles. Here’s a quick breakdown of how it works. (more…)

Reasons to Get a Sump Pump

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 by Butter Plumbing

In a place as dry as Las Vegas, it might seem odd to some homeowners to install a sump pump in the basement or a crawlspace. Sump pumps remove water build-up and remove it out into a drainage system, and most people think of them as ways to save a home from heavy flooding, but otherwise not a very useful addition to a home.

But having a sump pump installed in a Las Vegas home is often an excellent idea, as we’ll explain in this post. If you’re interested in a sump pump for your house, look to the experts who’ve delivered professional plumbing services in Las Vegas, NV for more than 15 years: Butter Plumbing.

3 reasons to get a sump pump

  1. Your property has a high water table: Although people often associate sump pumps with prevention of flooding during rains—something that’s rarely an issue for homeowners in Las Vegas—that isn’t their prime function. A sump pump serves to keep a basement or crawlspace dry to protect it from the damage of water build-up. It the water table of your property is high, water will gradually leak into your basement and cause damage from humidity to your home’s foundations as well as to anything stored there. If you have noticed moisture on the walls of your basement at time when it hasn’t been raining, you probably have a high water table and should invest in a sump pump.
  2. Prevent mold and mildew: Excess moisture, even if it isn’t causing direct damage to your basement, is a serious problem because it can lead to the growth of mold and mildew. Mold and mildew are unpleasant and ugly to look at; but worse is that they pose both structural dangers and health hazards. Mildew quickly rots away at wood, and an increase in microbacteria will lower the quality of your air and in particular afflict people with allergies. A sump pump removes the source of mildew growth.
  3. Add value to your home: A sump pump raises the value of property because it shows to potential buyers that the home is structurally sound and safe from mildew infestations.

Butter Plumbing offers professional sump pump installation that makes sure your pump works it most efficiently. Our experts will take care of the minor excavation necessary to create the sump (shallow pit) that will gather the excess water for the pump to remove it. We also install sump pumps with battery back-up in case of a power outage. Contact us today and we’ll help you find the right sump pump for your needs, or for any other service for your plumbing in Las Vegas, NV.