Problems With Inadequate Sump Pump Systems:
Basement flooding is unfortunately a common occurrence, often with devastating effects. The number one reason for basement flooding is the need for a sump pump replacement system to effectively function. Unless properly designed, a typical home's sump pump system failing is not a matter of IF but rather of when.
There are several causes of sump pump system failures which lead to flooding:
Excess wear and tear of the primary pump, which can ultimately burn out a light duty sump pump motor (commonly installed in new homes)
Insufficient pumping capacity which prevents the primary pump from keeping up with water intake even though continuing to run
A partially or completely depleted battery of a backup system because of insufficient stored power from the system's battery, or batteries.
Purchasing The Right Sump Pump:
Builders often install a lesser quality primary pump to keep costs down. Such pumps have lower pumping capacities and/or may not meet the heavy duty specifications required for a sump system. Most homes are not sold because of the quality put into the sump system. If the home has the original primary sump pump, it is probably prudent to replace it with a heavy duty AC primary pump.
Why Back Up Sump Pumps Are Important:
Installing a battery backup system creates a huge safety net during a storm. It can provide both pumping capability during power outages and also in the event that the primary pump just ceases to operate. It can also assist a functioning primary pump which is pumping but not keeping up with water intake even though there is no power outage.
Importance of Sump Pump Alarms:
Wouldn't you like to be alerted if both your sump pump and back up pump malfunctioned? The great news is a sump pump alarm does just that! This important security measure has proven to save homeowners thousands by simply alerting the homeowners when the water levels reach a certain limit.
Don't wait till devastation occurs, take the proper measures listed above and ensure your home's safety. Simply fill out the form below and we'll be happy to schedule a time to do a FREE sump pump inspection as well as any other plumping inspections throughout your whole house!