3 Steps to Prepare Your Sump Pump for the Spring Flooding Season

Sump Pump Preparation for Spring

There is no time like now to prepare your sump pump for the spring flooding season. Spring is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to be sure your sump pump system is working properly. The spring weather, although refreshing, also means heavy rain in the forecast. If the sump pump system in your home is not ready this season, heavy rains could lead to potential flooding and costly damages to your home and possessions.

Sump pumps are essential for draining excess water that water that accumulates around and under the basement or crawl space of your home.  A good working sump pump can help you avoid tens of thousands of dollars in flood damage. Excess water is caused by both heavy rain and melting snow. Sump pumps help remove this water.

If you haven’t done so yet, now is the best time to inspect your sump pump system as we prepare for the spring.

Here are three easy steps:

  • Look over your pump’s power cord, checking for damage or possible cracks.
  • Clean out your inlet screen on your sump pump.
  • Fill your sump pump’s pit with water 3-4 times to make sure that the pump is turning on and off correctly.

Another factor to be aware of is the potential of a power outage during a storm. Having a battery backup system could be your pump’s lifeline if your primary sump pump fails due to a power outage. The Ion Technologies line of Battery Backup Systems are equipped to handle tough conditions and can run for multiple hours.

As another measure of added security, we also highly recommend having a sump pump monitoring and control system hooked up to your sump pump system so you can be alerted at any point and time whether you’re home or away. Ion Technologies offers sump pumps and battery backup systems that have an optional alarm system that will alert you when your pump is in high water situations, has stopped working or in the event of a power outage. These types of systems could help save you thousands of dollars if your pump were to stop running properly.

Our Ion Technologies Residential Pump System Installers can help you decide on the perfect sump pump system for your home. Contact a residential pump system supplier today, before the spring rains have a chance to cause damage to your home.