April is just about here, and that means rain. Sometimes too much rain—the kind of rain that can end up flooding basements. That’s why we recommend homes have a sump pump installed by a plumber with the professional skill to do the job right. A sump pump automatically removes excess water from a basement by collecting the water in a pit (the sump) and then using the pump action to force the water out and into the drainage system. A well-working sump pump can stop tremendous water damage to your home and prevent the build-up of moisture leading to mold and mildew.
If you already have a sump pump set-up in your home, now is the time to check it and see if it’s ready to work. A sump pump isn’t a device that undergoes a routine amount of use each year like a water heater or an air conditioner. It only works in emergency situations. Testing it is important to ensure that something hasn’t gone wrong during a long stretch of inactivity.