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What You Should Do If The Sump Pump Goes Out

Waterproofing and drainage systems have several layers, but one of the most essential layers is the sump pump.

Sump pumps will turn on automatically thanks to the pressure sensor or float activator in the system. As the water begins to build up around the pit or pedestal, the pressure sensor will activate and prompt the pump to begin working. This pump allows a fanlike device to be turned on and uses centrifugal force in order to drive the water into the sides of the pipe and creates a low-pressure area at its center.

What Should You Do If Your Sump Pump Fails

Hopefully, you already have a backup system in place to be prepared for the worst to happen. When sump pump failure happens, your basement will be left with no recourse for eliminating any water that has entered your basement and lead to flooding.

You do not have to be waist-deep in water for the flooding to wreck serious damage to your basement and home. Even just two inches of basement flooding can end up causing you thousands of dollars in damage to your foundation, structure, carpeting, air quality, and any personal belongings that may have been stored there.

Additionally, you might want to check with your insurance agent for information about your flood policy. Believe it or not, most homeowner’s insurance does not cover flood damage and you may want to take out a separate plan in order for you to qualify for reimbursement. A few insurance companies even offers sump pump failure coverage.

So what should you do if the sump pump fails and you don’t have a backup?

The moment you notice or receive an alert that your sump pump has failed, call us at AAAction Waterproofing immediately! We are dedicated to helping excavate the water and get started on the remediation process to prevent as much damage as possible.

Waiting For Failure Is Not An Option

While you may think you can wait to get your sump pump, you do not want to take that risk. As mentioned previously, the damage caused by even a tiny bit of flooding can be costly and you cannot always predict when you will need to depend on your sump pump to keep your basement safe.

The best thing you can do is to install a reliable backup sump pump system so you can rest assure that when trouble strikes, your basement will be ready for it. Additionally, you should do regular checkups of your sump pump to ensure it is working properly and seek professional assistance immediately when it fails.

Contact us today at AAAction Waterproofing to find out more about your waterproofing options!

This entry was posted in Basement Waterproofing on September, 23, 2016