Monday, May 1st
Don't wait until the next storm to make sure your sump pump is in good working order!
There’s nothing more comforting than knowing there’s a sump pump in the basement, ready at a moment’s notice to start bailing you out. Whether the water intrusion in your basement comes from sudden plumbing leaks, flash floods or water seepage, your sump pump is a critical element in keeping your basement dry and your house comfortable.
A flooded basement is no fun: make sure your sump pump can handle 1" or 12" of flooding.
But don’t relax too much! There are pit falls in having a sump pit and problems can happen just when you need your sump pump most. Prevent flooding in your basement long before the next storm by regularly using this checklist. If your sump pump is starting to fail, use this checklist to troubleshoot the source of the problem.
Eliminate Sump Pump Clogs
Check the Floating Switch
Make Sure the Discharge Line is Free and Clear
Examine the Check Valve
Ensure the Power Supply
Make Sure Your Sump Pump is Big Enough
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" was Benjamin Franklin's advice on fire fighting but it hold true for basement flooding as well!
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