Basement flooding is a problem quite a few homeowners face. This can be a result of poor rainwater management which can be ultimately traced to existing problems on a roof or even a bad installation by unskilled roof repair companies. Perhaps the most common way to address flooding issues is with the use of a sump pump, a device that can, quite literally, pump the water out of a below-grade area like a basement.
When your sump pump fails, you could be facing a huge drainage problem. Let our experts at Allstar Construction give you a few important steps you can take in an emergency sump pump failure.
You Need a Backup
Getting water and fire restoration services for a flooded basement is terribly inconvenient and expensive. Having a working backup pump to take over the main sump pump in the event of a breakdown is an easier and cheaper alternative than having to schedule repairs and drainage. Of course, don’t forget to include your backup during routine maintenance and inspection to make sure it’s in good working order.
Sump pumps are most needed during heavy storms and high risks of flooding. Unfortunately, this is also a time when power usually goes out, causing your pump and backup to fail. To avoid this problem, have your backup sump pump connected to an independent power supply.
Maintenance and Cleaning
Finally, the number one culprit of sump pump failure is clogging. Debris like dust and dirt and other contaminants can often find their way into the pump mechanism and block its operation. This happens even more often immediately after a home construction project needing roofing or siding contractors. Have the pumps routinely checked at least once every few years to clear out potential blockages right away.
At Allstar Construction, we are your number one trusted roofing, siding and general contracting company. Give us a call at (763) 220-3444 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today.