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Sump Pump Installation for Your Home

Summer in Massachusetts and Rhode Island means family reunions, fireworks, fairgrounds, and flooding?
This summer’s month of July had seen a deluge of flooding in southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Forecasters warned that high tide sliding is on the rise for both states. Along the East Coast, sea levels are rising, causing more people out onto the street, meaning more ocean water is on the roads, sewers, and homes. If you live in a coastal community like Rhode Island, expect more flooding. Homes are being built fast, particularly in flood-prone areas. Homeowners are wondering how can they control the flooding. One way to prevent indoor flooding is to install a sump pump. 
Installing a sump pump is one of the most essential steps a homeowner can take to prevent flooding and resulting water damage in their home or business. Sump pumps stop flooding by gathering water build-up near a residence, trade, or other buildings nearby and distributing it away from the structure. It has never been a better time to install a sump pump to prevent flooding as there are now several cutting-edge types of sump pumps available on the market.
Sump pumps are able to alleviate this flooding, controlling the groundwater, preventing it from entering a building. It is a simple piece of equipment and it could save residents money, time, and irritation. 
Types of Sump Pumps. Typically installed below ground level in basements of homes, there are two most common types of sump pumps: 

  • Submersible pumps. These pumps sit in a pump well and are used underwater. 
  • Pedestal pumps. These pumps are generally louder and less common than submersible pumps, operating above a sump well.

Keep in mind if a sump pump breaks down, the water could overflow the sump pump flooding the home’s basement. Look for a sump pump that carries certain features:

  • Back up batteries. 
  • Water level alarms.
  • Sump liners. 
  • Check valves.

The lifespan of a sump pump is typically 10 years. Did you know that the sump pump does more than prevent flooding? It helps: 

  • Prevent paint from peeling.
  • Remove moisture which is a breeding ground for mold and fungus.
  • Prevents insect and termite presence. 

Wood's Rooter Service prides itself on hiring professional specialists who are trained in all the components of our business, offering our new and long-standing customers a high level of integrity and customer service. Maintaining an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, our customer testimonials speak for themselves. 
We handle all types of drainage issues, offering Drain Cleaning, Sewage Cleaning, and Pipe Video Inspection to all of Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts.  Contact us or give us a call at 401-432-6405.​


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