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Stay Prepared With A New Sump Pump

The rainy season is upon us and summertime storms are known for producing an abundance of water. If you are looking to keep your basement free from damage and out of harm’s way, consider investing in a sump pump for your space. Grant yourself the peace of mind you deserve by working with the team here at Stadler Plumbing. We’re happy to help with any and all of your plumbing-related needs!

hole in basement floor with sump pump

What Does A Sump Pump Do?

So, how exactly do sump pumps work? Well, they are installed in the lower levels of your home and they automatically turn on when water levels get too high. When they are in place and installed correctly, they should efficiently and effectively pump water out and away from your home’s foundation, ensuring your basement and crawlspace do not face any extensive damages.

Based on your unique needs, our experienced and licensed team can recommend the type of sump pump that would work best for your home. In no time, you will be set up with care and protection. Ready to get started? Give our team a call, and we will be on the job in no time.

Dangers Of Water Damage

There are many ways water can negatively impact the value and structural soundness of your home. Along with leaving unsightly stains, rotting your wood, and rusting any metal components, water can also cause mold to grow. Mold is known for triggering health problems in those who come into contact with it. This is especially true if those individuals are asthmatic or have series allergies.

Even those with stronger immune systems could be at risk of getting ill or facing other serious problems down the line. All in all, mold is dangerous to have in your home and it can be costly and time-consuming to remove. Avoid water damage and mold-related issues by getting your sump pump installed right away.

Another thing to consider is all of the belongings you store in your basement. If you own a home, then you are all too familiar with how quickly things pile up in your storage spaces. If you have boxes, old clothes, furniture, and other items stored downstairs, don’t risk ruining any of it. Most items will likely end up needing to be replaced and sentimental things, like photos or heirlooms, will simply be gone forever.

Is your basement finished? Then, you really don’t want to take any chances. Don’t let all that renovation and reconstruction work go to waste. Rather, count on our team to help you out today! We’re ready to set you up with an appointment. Just call our number, and we’ll be on the job soon.

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Common Wintertime Plumbing Problems

Building snowmen, going ice skating, starting snowball fights, and drinking hot cocoa. These are just a few of the many fun things you can do once winter weather arrives. When temperatures drop, people everywhere find themselves bundling up and venturing out. Why? To see what winter-themed activities they can enjoy today, of course!

Unfortunately, this time of year is not so kind to your pipes and plumbing. As a homeowner, you need to be aware of what types of plumbing issues may occur. This way you can do your best to prevent them before they turn into big problems. Check out the more common wintertime plumbing problems below!

Water Heater Prep

Sediment is quick to build up in your water heater, inviting rust along with it. A rusty water heater means the water you use to drink, shower, cook, and more can become quickly contaminated, putting your loved ones at risk for health issues. Draining your water heater will give these materials a chance to clear out. You can even add a few extra gallons to ensure everything is adequately flushed away. Once you are done, re-fill the tank, and your water will be good as new!

Avoiding Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes are one of the most common issues a homeowner will face when it comes to wintertime and your plumbing. When water inside of a pipe freezes, it expands, putting way too much pressure on the entire system. If one or more pipes burst, you are looking at a big mess and a lot of costly repairs.

Prevent pipes from freezing by draining all outdoor hoses, pools, and sprinkler lines. You will also want to insulate any pipes that are exposed to cold temperatures. These may be in your attic, crawlspace, basement, garage, or underneath cabinets throughout the home.

If you are concerned that temperatures are too low, turn on your faucet so a small trickle is allowed out. This will keep things flowing, so your pipes stay safe. You can also keep cabinets open, so warm air can get to them, and be sure to keep your garage door closed, so no outdoor pipes are exposed to nasty weather.

Inspect Your Sump Pump

If temperatures get too low, your sump pump could function less efficiently or, worse, stop functioning altogether! Between rain, sleet, and snow, your home is exposed to a lot of water this time of year. The last thing you need a flooded basement, so have your sump pump checked out to ensure it is properly winterized and ready to face the cold months ahead.

Call The Experts

The staff at Stadler Plumbing is trained and ready to inspect your plumbing and ensure you are good to go this entire winter season. If you need help or are facing any issues, call on us today! We also offer emergency services 24/7, so you know we are here for you whenever you need us. Don’t wait until it is too late – turn to us now!

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