April showers bring May flowers… and for some a flooded basement. So how do you avoid the headache of coming home to inches of water in your lower level?
The easy answer is to install a sump pump AND a battery backup system for extra protection. However, if you already have a sump pump installed, testing your system is a crucial step to ensuring water stays where it belongs — outside of your home!
Top 3 Things That Can Cause A Sump Pump To Fail
- Clogged or frozen discharge lines
It’s very common for debris, such as leaves and twigs, to cause a clog. Make sure that you continuously clear the area outside of your house where the discharge line exits your home.
- Power failure
Sump pumps rely on electricity! Installing a battery backup system is a second line of defense should your power go out.
- Lack of maintenance
The easiest way to avoid a sump pump failure is by testing your system every 2-3 months, especially during rainy months.
Video: Simple Tips To Check Your Sump Pump