28 March 2017

By: plumbtastic,   Category: Plumbing
28 March 2017,
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How to Prevent Basement Flooding

Unexpected water in your basement can damage walls and floors, destroy carpeting, ruin furniture and eventually result in the formation of mold and mildew. It also can seriously damage photo albums, antiques, and family heirlooms.

If you live a home or neighborhood prone to basement flooding, you probably already have a sump pump, and that’s a smart move.  But a sump pump by itself may not afford you all the protection you need.  Here’s why.  Your main sump pump runs on electricity, so what happens if you should suddenly lose power?  Right, your sump pump stops working and, if you’re not home to notice and take appropriate corrective action, you risk coming home to a terrible mess.

That’s why Plumbtastic urges you to support your sump pump with a back-up pump.  We offer two types:  water-powered and battery-powered.  As their names suggest, neither type runs on electricity.  Instead, once your main pump shuts down, no matter what the reason, your back-up pump will automatically engage and keep operating either until power is restored or there’s no more water to move back outdoors.

It’s the kind of one-two protection you can count on to keep your basement dry, and your valuables unharmed.  To learn more or request a free in-home sump pump needs analysis along with a new system quote, contact Plumbtastic today.

 

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