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Does your basement get damp? You may need a sump pump

by ripleypr on November 8, 2016

Many homes in the Roanoke area have basements or crawl spaces and when rain or snow hit our area, basements and crawl spaces can become filled with water, which can lead to serious issues for your home. Besides potential danger to your home’s structural integrity from standing water, there is also a danger related to the health of those in your home from mold and mold spores. If left unchecked, mold can infiltrate your home’s walls, ceilings and floors, eventually ending up in your HVAC system spreading the spores to other areas of your home. To help prevent damage to your home and your family, having the professional Roanoke plumbers at Southern Trust install a sump pump in your Roanoke home can help keep your home and family protected year round. Sump Pump Southern Trust Home Services

A sump pump installed by Southern Trust is equipped with a motorized pump and piping to move the water to safe, outdoor location away from your Roanoke home. It will work to remove water from your basement or crawl space any time water rises to a certain level where the sump pump is located (usually in a low area or area where water has been known to collect).

At Southern Trust Home Services, our professionals know that installing a sump pump can help protect your home if you notice the following conditions in your Roanoke home.

Your basement is even slightly damp
Your basement should never smell damp or musty. If you do notice damp or musty smell, this is an indicator that there is a problem with water collecting in your basement and that the problem will not go away without assistance from the professionals at Southern Trust.

Your basement has pooling water
If your basement has ever had water that pools or collects, it’s time for a sump pump. Standing water promotes mold and mildew which can rot the wood and drywall, as well as a cause for concern related to mold infiltrating your home.

Your home is in a flood zone
A sump pump is necessary to minimize damage to your Roanoke home in the event there is a flood situation. Your homeowner’s insurance may not cover your home’s damage from a flood, which means having a sump pump installed by the sump pump professionals at Southern Trust can help minimize financial damage to your Roanoke home. A good resource in the Roanoke area for information on flooding and finding extra insurance in our area can be found on

At Southern Trust Home Services, we can inspect your home to see if you need a sump pump to prevent a damp or wet basement, water damage, rotting of your home’s wood structure and to be sure mold and mildew do not cause drywall damage or health problems for those in your home. Contact Southern Trust for estimates on new or replacement sump pump at 540-685-0106 or on our website today.