SUMP PUMPS AND BACK-UP SUMP PUMPS
Prevent Home Flooding: Protect Your First Line of Defense
Usually found in a dark corner of the basement, in a hole called the sump pit, a sump pump is a very important household system that can prevent thousands of dollars in flood damage as well as health-related problems. Because of the costly consequences of a malfunctioning sump pump, it's best to have sump pump installation done by a professional.
Sump Pump Inspection. Annually, in early spring is the ideal time to have your sump pumps inspection done because this is the time of year the earth is thawing from the winter weather, it rains more often and the ground becomes more saturated. Because of the weather, your sump pump is usually working extra hard from March through May.
A sump pump inspection is even more critical if you have experienced a drought recently. Your sump pump would not be acclimated to working regularly, so problems are more likely to occur with the excess rain that occurs during spring.
Back it Up. You should also make sure professionals check the back-up sump pump in addition to the primary one. If the power goes out (which often happens during flooding rainstorms) or there is a failure in the main pump, the back-up sump pump kicks in and can save you thousands of dollars in water damage. If you do not have a back-up pump, you should seriously consider investing in one.
Contact your local Rescue Rooter® home plumbing professional today for a sump pump inspection, to learn more about back-up sump pumps, and for sump pump installation.