If your sump pump doesn’t function properly, it can wind up costing you. Even tiny amounts of water can cause significant damage. The sump pump is designed to pump water through the discharge pipe and away from the foundation of your home. When a sump pump fails, the result is often flooded floors, flooded crawl spaces, basements, mold, and significant buckling of hardwood floors above a crawl space.
Here’s what to do if you suspect your sump pump may be failing:
Remove standing water immediately
The standing water arising from the sump pump, which is not operating, must be removed immediately. Abbotts Fire & Flood Of San Diego removes standing water. Water extraction equipment and air movers (like fans) may also be necessary to ensure that all the moisture and humidity from the sump pump failure is removed. Act fast – time is essential to prevent additional damage from water and mold.
Call us immediately at 619-223-1800 if you suspect that you are facing sump pump failure. Water damage recovery costs resulting from the overflow of the sump pumps can add up quickly – damage from the failure of the sump pump can impact crawlspaces, parking
garages, hardwood floor and sub-floors. Humidity and moisture levels from standing water due to a sump pump not being maintained both provide ideal conditions for water damage and mold growth.