A sump pump is installed in a pit in the floor of your basement or crawlspace. The pit fills with water from foundation drains, ground water after a rain, utility sink, etc. The pump is designed to start automatically and remove the collected water. Your sump pump should be replaced every 5-7 years. If the pump fails, the pit overflows with dirty water and floods the surrounding area. A flooded crawlspace may sit unnoticed for a long period of time and the standing water can do great damage to your your home’s foundation and even cause mold growth. A flooded basement may not go unnoticed, but it will cause a great deal of damage. A back-up sump pump can help prevent this catastrophic damage to your home, but another option is a sump pump monitor. The monitor will send you a text alert that the primary pump has failed and potentially save your home from the loss associated with water damage. The earlier the detection, the better! Feel free to contact us at 317-831-5279 for more information on these preventative measures. AFTER the flood, it’s too late! Be prepared for winter power outages and heavy spring rains with a new pump, a back-up pump and early notification.