Is Your Sump Pump Ready For The New Year?
Tropical storms can happen at any time throughout the year. How do you prepare for it?
If you have a basement or lower level to your home, it should include installing a sump pump and ensuring it’s in good working condition. Like every fixture in your home, a sump pump will only work if it’s well maintained. If you haven’t inspected it in a while, now is the time to do so to ensure it’s ready for when you need it most.
Test your sump pump
Like everything mechanical, you should test your sump pump regularly to ensure it’s working properly. It’s easy to do. Simply pour a bucket of water into the sump pit. Does it remove the water efficiently? Does it shut itself off after it’s complete?
Keep the area around your sump pump clean
It’s easy for dirt and debris to accumulate in the sump pit, especially if it’s doing its job throughout the year. A part of the maintenance routine should be to remove any sand or gravel or other debris from the area, and ensure the line opening is free and clear.
Have a backup
The harshest storms often come with prolonged power outages. Does your sump pump have a backup to work even in these conditions? There are a couple of different options; one of our certified professionals can explain the difference and help you make the right choice for your situation.
Replace as necessary
Like every fixture in your home, a sump pump will eventually wear out and need replacing. Be proactive. If you schedule regular inspections and maintenance visits, we can help monitor how well your sump pump is working and advise you when it’s time to change it out.
A sump pumps job is to keep your basement safe and dry. That brings peace of mind for you. It’s the perfect way to ensure a Happy New Year all year through.