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Tips To Check Your Sump Pump

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Posted on: April 14, 2015

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

  1. 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.
  2. Power failure
    Sump pumps rely on electricity! Installing a battery backup system is a second line of defense should your power go out.
  3. 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

Heavy storms and prolonged periods of rain can cause your sump pumps to work overtime, so it’s important to perform maintenance to your system.

Have questions about sump pump repairs, maintenance or installations? Our experienced and knowledgeable technicians can answer all of your questions!  Give us a call today or schedule an appointment online and we’ll provide you with immediate, Same Day Service, 7 Days A Week. And remember, there’s never an extra charge for evening, weekend, or holiday service.

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