If You’re Dealing with Sump Pump Failure, Call Us Today!
There are many different ways that your basement can flood. Sump pump failure is a common cause and can leave your basement at risk of flooding during a heavy rainstorm.
The purpose of a sump pump is to capture any water that enters your basement and properly flush it out of your home, far away from your foundation. It is your home’s first defense against water intrusion and can prevent your home from flooding during a rainstorm.
Sump pumps often fail during a power outage, as the system relies on power to properly operate. Once your sump pump fails, the water cannot be properly channeled out of your basement and leaves your basement susceptible to flooding.
Preventing sump pump failure: Battery backups and sump pump alarms
To prevent a flood if your sump pump were to ever fail, it’s a good idea to invest in a battery backup pump. This secondary pump runs on battery power and will protect your home even during a power outage if your primary pump fails.
Other than a power outage, a clogged discharge line can also cause a sump pump to fail. Maintenance is key to make sure the sump pump system is running. A sump pump WaterWatch Alarm is recommended to be installed with the sump pump system. This will alert the homeowner before a larger problem occurs and action can be taken to get it fixed. If the system is checked yearly this will eliminate the issue of having the system of acting up.
Sump pump failure can cause more than a flooded basement
The water intrusion in your basement can lead to more than just a wet mess to clean up. It can also cause the following problems if left untreated:
- Mold growth: Water intrusion can create the perfect environment for mold growth and be hazardous to your family’s health.
- Musty odors: Moist environments can create musty or foul odors that can infiltrate your entire home.
- Pest infestation: Bugs and pests love to live in dark, damp places. Water damage from sump pump failure could lead to an increase in unwanted visitors.
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