Don’t Let April Showers Get You Down!
As we get closer to spring, we know that means potentially heavy rains and winter thawing. If you have a sump pump, now is the time to take a close look at it and make sure it is functioning properly. In addition, if you have a battery backup pump, you’ll want to check that too. Let’s take a closer look at the important role the sump pump and battery backup serve and how to inspect the devices to make sure they work when it counts so you avoid costly flooding issues.
A sump pump protects the lowest part of your home, typically a basement, from being flooded. A sump pump is installed in a pit, and features sensors that can detect water from rain or snowmelt that enters the pit. When the water approaches floor level, it is pumped outside before it can flood the whole basement. A battery backup pump also sits in the pit, and is important because it kicks on when a power outage occurs that would put your regular sump pump out of commission.
Inspecting Your Sump Pump:
Inspecting Your Battery Backup Pump:
We recommend checking your sump pump and battery backup twice a year. In doing so, you can rest a little easier when storm season hits knowing you’re pumps are good to go! For added piece of mind, you can also incorporate a wi-fi module into your sump pump system that sends emails or text notifications and status alerts to your phone, tablet or computer.
If you find that anything unusual or beyond your ability to properly handle when inspecting your pumps, the professionals at Aleck Plumbing would be happy answer your questions or step in and provide a helping hand.
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