When we first purchased our house, the basement had issues with excessive moisture. The walls along with floors were consistently damp, plus the whole basement smelled rather musty. I often found mold spores growing, and I worried about the impact on my family’s well being. In the spring, when this snow melted, or whenever there was a substantial amount of rain, the basement flooded. Considering that house is rather small, we thought about extending our living space into the basement. I wanted to dry out this space with regard to my washer, dryer, water heater, and furnace. I hired an area plumber for a free assessment, and he suggested that I buy sump pump. A sump pump was designed to handle the influx of groundwater, easily activating when necessary. I was a bit distrustful that a sump pump can handle the constant demands in the basement. Once the sump water pump was installed, I was impressed by the improvement. Because the basement is right now nice and dry, I have been able to put down carpeting and set up furniture as well as a television. It’s the perfect space for the kids to play video games, do homework, or have slumber parties. I expect that my appliances will last longer, and our indoor air quality is certainly much healthier. To combat the problem of a sudden power outage, I’ve purchased a battery-operated backup sump pump. The plumber recommended this, and it has come with handy. When there is a good disruption in power, the backup sump pump automatically gets control. The battery provides days of operation, and prevents water damage.