Statistics tell us that as high as 85 percent of basements will experience a water damage situation at one time or another. Storm conditions can create roof water runoff that is equivalent to as much as 1000 gallons of water per inch of rain. That quantity of water must be properly drained away from your house.
When a house is situated on fairly level ground it is most susceptible to water runoff issues. The water is either properly directed to a pumping system or it will try to seep into your lower level areas in any weak spot it can find. Your basement can become flooded very quickly! Electrical panels, furnaces, hot water heaters and plumbing systems are exposed to damaging conditions during flooded conditions
Flooring, drywall, and the basic house framing are at risk for damage even after initial flooding conditions. Mold and mildew can quickly form in these conditions and damp areas thus exposing your family to health hazards.
I guess stating the obvious, it is to your own benefit to protect your home and family. A sound sump pump system will greatly reduce these risks.
A properly installed sump pump should help maintain your property and real estate investment. It should maintain foundation integrity and ensure a dry warm basement at all times. You should experience a healthier environment in the absence of fungus, mold and mildew. Wall coverings and paint stay intact and metals are not subjected to corrosion. (plumbing, stoves, furnaces, water heater)