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Sump Pump Services in Durham, NC by Bud Matthews Services

Bud Matthews Services - Sump Pumps

Flooding is not an uncommon occurrence here in North Carolina. If you have ever had a basement or crawlspace flood before, you know what an absolute nightmare it is to repair the water damage. The trouble is doubled if you have to replace any appliances that might have been in the area, like water heaters. Fortunately, you don’t have to just hope that your basement or crawl space won’t flood next time a heavy storm rolls in. You can protect your home from flooding using a device called a “sump pump.” If you need a sump pump installed somewhere in your home, call Bud Matthews Services today. We offer comprehensive sump pump services throughout Durham, NC.

Bud Matthews Services provides sump pump services near Durham, NC and the surrounding areas.

What Is a Sump Pump?

A sump pump is a system designed to prevent an area from flooding by pumping out any water that flows into it. First, a pit is dug at the lowest point of the area that needs protection. All water that flows into the area will naturally flow into the pit. This pit is called the "sump." Once the sump is dug, the pump is either installed inside or just above it. A pipe runs from the sump pump out of the house, to provide somewhere for the water to go. After that, the pump is hooked up the home’s electrical grid and it’s ready to go.

How a Sump Pump Benefits You

Repairing water damage isn’t just a hassle, it’s expensive as well. Most of the time, the only way to "repair" flooding damage is to throw out anything and everything that’s become waterlogged, which can amount to quite a lot. A sump pump protects against this by removing the water before it has a chance to build up. It won’t protect against very strong floods, but if your home experiences that much water flowing into it you probably have a great many more things to worry about than your basement or crawlspace. The point of a sump pump is to prevent parts of your home from flooding from small to moderate water flow, and in that regard it does extremely well.

Call Us for All Your Sump Pump Needs

Installing a sump pump is obviously not something that should be handled by anyone but a professional. A good amount of professional knowledge and experience is required to properly place the sump, install the pump, rig the pipe, and connect the electrical wiring. Doing some of those steps improperly will just give you a sump pump that doesn’t work. At least one of those steps, the electrical wiring, can cause serious injury or death if not done right. That’s why you want to let us handle all of your sump pump installation procedures.

Sump pumps can also develop problems, just like any other system. If your sump pump isn’t working properly, call us and we’ll repair it for you. We can also conduct sump pump maintenance procedures, so that your sump pump continues to serve you well. Call Bud Matthews Services today to schedule an appointment with one of our technicians.