Sump Pump Installation & Repair Service
Excessive moisture can be devastating to the structure and safety of a home. Not only can it cause dry rot and attract termites, it can also cause mold and mildew to grow.
Dry rot is the result of materials in the building of your home, include plaster and insulation, absorbing excess moisture and growing fungus. When the fungus begins to decay it reduces the strength of the host material and causes rotten spots. These are the perfect conditions for termites to nest in.
The growth of mold and mildew can create a dangerous environment of you and your family to live in. The mold and mildew spores become airborne, and when inhaled can create dangerous respiratory inflammation.
Sump pumps are just one way you can reduce and control the moisture level in your home. Most homes are situated on a foundation, which rests on raw soil. The space between the flooring of your home and the soil is referred to a basement or crawlspace and is especially vulnerable to high levels of moisture. A sump pump is a small pump that is designed to keep the area under your home dry, and to prevent flooding.
Sump Pump Installation
A professionally installed system will consist of a basin at the lowest point of the crawlspace or basement that the sump pump is situation in. A drainage system is designed so that trenches divert and carry water to the basin rather than allowing it to pool on and around your property. Once the basin is filled with water at a certain level, the pump is triggered to turn on and literally pumps the water out of the basin, through pipes, and away from your home.
Sump Pump Maintenance
Having your sump pump serviced on a regular basis is a good way to ensure that it continues to keep your crawlspace or basement dry. A maintenance check will include checking the mechanics of your pump for wear and tear, clean the basin and making sure it is free from dirt and debris, and ensuring that the trenches that bring water to the pit as well as the pipes that carry the water away are free from obstruction.
Sump Pump Repair
The team at A-One Pest Control knows how important it is to have a properly working sump pump so that at-risk areas of your home stay dry and free from moisture. We can provide you with sump pump repair services that address most any problem your sump pump might encounter.
Some typical issues that may require sump pump repair include:
- Frozen Drainage Pipes
- Motor Burns Out
- Sump Pump Loses Power
- Sump Pump Clogs
Don’t hesitate to contact A-One Pest Control if your sump pump is showing signs of needing repair. Our team can diagnose and address the issue to get your pump back to proper working order, ensuring that your basement or crawlspace stay moisture free.
For more than 30 years A-One Pest Control has provided outstanding pest control services to Medford business and home owners. We have extensive experience and knowledge about what conditions attract pests and what conditions are dangerous to the integrity and safety of your home. Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss how a sump pump might help to control the excess moisture in your home.