Is Your Home Threatened by the Latest Flooding in the Midwest?
Sump pumps are working full time in the midwest these days. As the states of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri deal with some of the worst flooding in half a century, families who have not had to evacuate their homes are relying on sump pumps to keep water out of their basements and homes.
For property owners who have always had a hole for a sump pump but have never installed on before, there has been a rush at local hardware stores to purchase these important pieces of equipment. Not surprising, there are many contractors who are working nearly around the clock to install these important machines. Although there are many of these property owners who have not had to worry too much about their sewer lines, septic tanks, and sump pumps, that is no longer the case. In fact, entire cities in some of these midwestern states are calling for 50% reduction in water usage as even the city water sources are threatened.
Finding the Right Contractor Can Help You Prepare Your Basement for Unexpected Flood Waters
When Mother Nature makes the decision to flex her muscles there is often very little that we humans can do. We can apply water proof paints, install sump pumps, and make sure that septic tanks are regularly emptied, but it is important to realize that if you build a home in a flood plain there may come a time when our best laid plans will not be enough.
Consider some of these facts and figures about the water treatment and control challenges that Americans face on even the most normal of days:
- Wastewater treatment facilities in the United States process approximately 34 billion gallons of wastewater every day.
- Although 80% of Americans are served by municipal water-treatment plants, while another 20% use septic tanks to dispose of their sewage.
- Providing owners with peace of mind for decades over the state of their home’s pipes, cured in place pipes (CIPP) sections are guaranteed to survive at least 50 years.
- The average life expectancy of a septic system is approximately 25 years, but whether or not a system will continue to be trouble-free for that long depends on how well the system was designed and how well it is maintained.