Water damage can be a serious threat to your home and your belongings, which is why so many people trust a sump pump to keep their basement dry.But, especially in Maryland, heavy rains can easily lead to basement flooding. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to make sure that your sump pump is up to the task of defending your basement against water. Here are some things that you can do to help your sump pump work at its best.
Your sump pump, like any other built-in household appliance, needs regular maintenance to remain in good condition. Part of good sump pump maintenance includes testing its function, which can be done by a professional. For a quick at home test you can also pour some water into the sump pit and see how long it takes for the sump pump to remove that water. Another important maintenance task is cleaning, which consists of removing blockages like dirt and debris. When in doubt, you can always get a professional eye to make sure that everything in your sump pump is functioning properly.
Many people are quick to forget to consider all the elements of a weather condition that a sump pump will have to face. Storms rarely consist of just heavy rainfall; often you will encounter thunder and lighting, which can lead to power outages. If you’re not sure if your sump pump is prepared for a power outage, then you could find yourself in an awful situation if your electricity goes out. One way to make sure that your sump pump will keep working no matter what is to see that it is installed with a battery backup system. Not all sump pumps come with one, so it is important to ask a professional about the different types of sump pumps so that you will know which one will be the right fit for your house.
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Whether you need a new sump pump installed or want to waterproof your entire basement, contact All Aspect Waterproofing, a Better Business Bureau A+ rated company with over 30 years of experience in the Washington, DC./Maryland/Virginia area. We have a great deal of experience in waterproofing, mold testing, and mold remediation, and we want to make you feel at home again. Contact us online or by calling 1-866-999-3110 or 301-766-4420. To see what we’re up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Houzz.