Signs That You Need a Sump Pump in Your Home
If your home doesn’t have a sump pump, there are a few questions to ask that will help you decide if it
might be time to consider installing one.
For example, are you experiencing any below-ground wetness or moisture in your basement or crawl
space? According to the American Society of Home Inspectors, more than 60 percent of homes
experience this and should consider installing a sump pump.
Is your home in a flat area where water collects? When a home is in a flat area with soil that holds water,
you’re likely to have water enter your home at some point.
Do you live in an area that experiences large quantities of rain or snow? Or do you have a finished
basement that contains costly items you want to protect against water damage and mold?
If you already have a sump pump that is more than 6 to 10 years old, it might be a good idea to check
with your insurance agent to see what, if any, water damage coverage you might have. You should also
check to see if there is a sump pump rider in your current policy.