Flooding is bad for electrical wires in your home. The water can short circuit your appliances located in the flooding area and cause electrical fire to start. Water can create a fire danger and will definitely damage your appliances. A sump pump will keep the water away from electrical wires, outlets and electrical appliances thus avoiding household fires. If your basement sump pump is not working, do not hesitate to call our plumbers, they can assist your sump pump repair.crawl spaces. They are most useful during heavy rain. Floods can happen fast and water can rise quickly to about a foot causing devastating damages to your basements.