Why Do You Need a Crawl Space Sump Pump?

Written by BooAdmin on . Posted in Crawl Space, Sump Pumps

As a SeaTac-area resident, you don’t need anyone to tell you that you live in one of the rainiest places in the continental United States. On average, Seattle enjoys — or perhaps endures — 152 rainy days per year.

With that much rainfall and the Olympic Peninsula’s high humidity levels, it’s no wonder homeowners experience constant issues like wet basements, damp crawl spaces and the occasional basement flood.

Sump pumps are one common solution homeowners employ to keep their basements dry. Typically, homeowners install sump pumps beneath their basement floors where water often collects. However, you can place sump pumps nearly anywhere water tends to accumulate — including inside your crawl spaces.

If you frequently deal with wet crawl spaces, keep reading. We’ll explain how sump pumps keep damp crawl spaces dry and what else you can do to keep your crawl spaces dry so that they don’t attract rats or create mold and property damage.

How to Protect Your Seattle Home from Water Damage

Written by PermaDry on . Posted in Sump Pumps

In Seattle, we’re not afraid of a little rain. But rain can bring an unwanted risk with it: water damage in your basement or crawl space. A particularly heavy rain can flood your basement, but even light water buildup can cause water damage.

People worry about flooding and water damage in many places, but since Seattle gets a lot of rain, we worry about it a little more here. Fortify your home against the rain by waterproofing your basement and crawl space-if you do, you’ll avoid a disaster like a wet or damaged basement.

Here’s what you should do.

Install a Basement Drainage System

Hopefully you already have some kind of basement drainage system in place. This might include a

Simple Sump Pump Maintenance Practices

Written by PermaDry on . Posted in Sump Pumps

Sump pumps work hard and are a very low maintenance appliance.  They are critical to keeping unwanted water out of your basement. By checking your sump pump at least once a year, you will be able to help prolong the life of the sump and ensure it is ready to pump water efficiently when you will need it most. August and September are the perfect time of year to perform your maintenance and prevent common catastrophes caused by a failing pumps in the winter.

If you want to avoid coming home to a basement full of water, perform scheduled maintenance on your sump pump every six months. Mark it on your calendar to help you remember. If you don’t feel comfortable doing your own pump maintenance and parts replacement, you can always contact Perma Dry Waterproofing for our pump and system maintenance services.

Functional Check

Run the pump until there is almost no water left in the pit. Turn off the backup battery and unplug the pump. Remove the sump pump from the discharge pipe pipe by using a

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