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- SINCE 1981 -

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- SINCE 1981 -


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Is a Sump Pump a Good Investment in California?


The term “atmospheric river” is one that until a couple of years ago wouldn’t commonly be associated with Southern California. And yet, we’ve been plagued by occurrences of atmospheric rivers this year. 

These episodes should serve as a reminder to homeowners in Orange County that a sump pump is a wise investment in a home. Whether you need sump pump installation or the latest bout of heavy rain warranted the need for sump pump repair, we’re here to help. We’ve served SoCal homeowners since 1981 and you can count on us for services that bring peace of mind during periods of inclement weather.

What Is a Sump Pump? 

A sump pump is a system that’s designed to pump water out of the basement or lower level of a home to prevent water damage due to flooding or heavy rain. When the sump collects flood water, the pump automatically kicks in to transport the water out of your home and into a designated area.

Sump pumps are not always installed in the ground, however. Pedestal sump pumps are installed above the ground on a pedestal or platform. These can be a good choice for homes where the risk of flooding is minimal. Significant flooding risks require a powerful sump pump system such as a submersible model.

We can advise you on the best location and the best type of sump pump for your home. No matter what type of sump pump you decide to use in your home, the fact remains that a professional sump pump installation is required. 

Is a Sump Pump a Good Investment?

As we mentioned earlier, instances of flooding are on the rise in Southern California. Even if your home is at the slightest risk of flooding, a sump pump will more than pay for itself if you ever need one to keep your home from incurring water damage due to a flood. 

If you’ve ever had to pay for even a minor leak, you’re fully aware of how expensive damage from water incursion can cost. Even a small leak can cause damage to the surrounding area which can incur thousands of dollars in damage. Now imagine the amount of damage that can occur if your home takes on excessive water. Not to mention the inconvenience of possibly having to move out of your home while the damage is assessed and repaired.

Also, considering your long-term plans for your home, a sump pump is a wise investment if you plan to stay in your home for a while and even if you plan to sell it in the near future. If you plan on keeping your home, you won’t have to worry about significant weather events. In fact, you may qualify for a reduction in your homeowner’s insurance.

If you plan to sell your home, having a sump pump already installed will be a lucrative selling point to a potential buyer who won’t have to worry about having a system installed. 

Saddleback Plumbing Heating & Air has served Orange County since 1981. Schedule sump pump repair with our plumbing technicians today.

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