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12 Feb

Protect your basement from flooding

There may be nothing worse than walking into your basement and finding water has flooded your basement.

In some homes, a sump pump is used to keep this from happening, but sometimes, a sump pumps fail.

Nobody wants to find water in their basement, especially those with a finished basement or who store priceless or expensive items in their basement.

The following suggestions can save you money and headaches to help prevent water flooding into your basement.

The most effective way to keep your basement dry is ensure your sump pump works. To do this, install a backup battery system. Sump pumps are powered by electricity, and a large rainstorm could knock out the power to this vital piece of equipment. By installing a backup battery system, you can be confident that the power gets knocked, your sump pump will work and can save your basement from disaster.

Proper sump pump maintenance can also help keep your basement dry. The sump pit should be cleared of any debris, which may have built up. Discharge pipes should also be cleared of any debris so that water can flow smoothly. Additionally, your pump should also be tested regularly to ensure it is working is by pouring enough water into the sump pit to activate the pump.

Perhaps the cheapest way you can attempt to prevent your basement from flooding is by installing a flood alarm. These alarms are installed just about the sump pump and can alert you when the water in your sump pit is rises to dangerous levels. Although a flood alarm itself does not help prevent flooding, the tone can alert you to call the plumbing professionals at Plumbers 911.

Perhaps the cheapest way you can attempt to prevent your basement from flooding is by installing a flood alarm. These alarms are installed just above the sump pump and can alert you when the water in your sump pit rises to dangerous levels. Although a flood alarm itself does not help prevent flooding, the tone can alert you to call the plumbing professionals at Plumbers 911.

Contact Plumbers 911 to be referred to a reliable local plumbing contractor who can inspect your basement and determine the best methods for keeping it dry. In the event that your basement floods, contact Plumbers 911 to be referred to a contractor that can help with the problem.

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