Would you know if your sump pump failed before it is too late?
Many of us have a sump pump and may not even be aware of it. They are designed to pump water out of the basement or crawl space. A sump pump is installed in a pit. As the pit fills with water from foundation drains, ground water after it rains, utility sinks and such; the pump starts automatically and removes that pool of water.
When this pump fails, that pit overflows with dirty water and floods the area in which it is located. A flooded crawl space may sit unnoticed for a long period of time. This standing water can do great damage to your home’s foundation and cause mold growth. A flooded basement may not go unnoticed, but will still cause a great deal of damage. A back-up sump pump will help prevent this catastrophic damage to your home.
A second option will send you a text alert that the primary pump has failed. No damage is best, but the earlier the detection, the better.
Feel free to contact us to get more information on these preventative measures. AFTER the flood, it is too late! Be prepared for winter power outages and heavy spring rains with a back-up pump and early notifications.