Have you ever heard the horror stories of the family down the street who had their basement flood during the last big storm? Maybe that poor soul was you! As you probably already know, things can get out of hand very quickly if your sump pump isn’t working properly.
A sump pump is an electric pump which is typically located in a pit in the basement, as this is typically the lowest point in the home. During heavy rain, water that would otherwise be infiltrating your basement is redirected towards that pit because of the pump. The sump pump will also periodically flush itself when water reaches a certain level, moving it away from your home. A reliable sump pump can be the sole difference between another rainy afternoon and many thousands of dollars in damage to your home.
When was the last time you tested your sump pump? Unfortunately the answer is very likely, “too long ago”. If you don’t know how to test your pump, that’s something that our expert plumbing technicians would be happy to show you how to do. It’s important to know what condition your pump is in before the next big storm hits.
Sump Pump Repair Services
It’s not uncommon for a sump pump to become clogged with dirt, gravel, and other sedimentary debris over time as it pulls water away from your property. If you aren’t keeping an eye on this it could spell disaster when that next Spring or Summer rainstorm comes through your neighborhood. If you have a sump pump that you suspect or know isn’t working properly you need to contact us now.
Don’t wait to fix your sump pump and suffer the consequences! I can promise you that it’s far easier to pick up the phone today than it will be to canoe across your basement come next week. As fun as the latter may sound, it’s going to cost you more then any canoeing trip ever should.