There is no time like now to prepare the sump pump for the spring flooding season. Spring is just around the corner and now is the perfect time for homeowners to be sure that their sump pump system is working properly. The spring weather, although refreshing, also means heavy rain in the forecast. If the sump pump system is not ready this season, heavy rains could lead to potential flooding and costly damages to the home and possessions.
Sump pumps are essential for draining excess water that water that accumulates around and under the basement or crawl space. A good working sump pump can help homeowners 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.
Now is the best time for homeowners to inspect their sump pump system as we prepare for the spring.
Here are three easy steps:
- Look over the pump’s power cord, checking for damage or possible cracks.
- Clean out the inlet screen on the sump pump.
- Fill the sump pump’s pit with water three to four 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 the pump’s lifeline if the 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 the sump pump system so homeowners can be alerted at any point and time whether home or away. Ion Technologies offers sump pumps and battery backup systems that have an optional alarm system that will alert homeowners when the pump is in high water situation, has stopped working or in the event of a power outage. These types of systems could help save homeowners thousands of dollars if the pump were to stop running properly.
Our Ion Technologies Residential Pump System Installers can help homeowners decide on the perfect sump pump system for their home.
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