Sump Pump Usage Prevents Floods, Even After 10 Years Use
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California (September 1, 2010) - A $50 sump pump can save homeowners thousands of dollars in flood damage.
Wayne Rango, founder of SumpPumpReviews.org, urges homeowners to check their sump pumps before autumn. “Usually there’s a strong rain or two that catches people off guard, and next thing you know, their basement is flooded.”
Rango advises everyone to follow the following steps to protect their homes from unnecessary flooding:
Ensure your pump is plugged in.
Remove the sump’s lid (if there is one) and make sure it is clean and free of obstruction.
To test the sump pump, pour 4-6 gallons of water at a rate similar to normal water flow.
Ensure the power switch is working properly and the pump sounds normal.
Pour enough water to test the pump at least twice to ensure its reliability.
Following these simple steps can keep sump pumps running for years to come. According to an article in The Washington Post, sump pumps should last for up to ten years with minimal maintenance.
If homeowners are concerned about a potential breakdown, a backup sump pump can be installed. These backup systems run on batteries, and are designed to turn on during a power failure. “It’s an inexpensive form of insurance, and can save over $10,000 in water damages” says Rango.
To find out more about sump pumps, please visit www.SumpPumpReviews.org.
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