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Sump Pump Troubleshooting Avoids Problems

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Basic sump pump troubleshooting begins at the bottom of the basket, where old water and dirt are waiting to cause trouble.

A few minutes spent on sump pump troubleshooting can save hours of grief when the annual rains and spring thaw comes to Waukesha WI.  Reliable sump pumps protect your belongings from basement water damage.

An American Society of Home Inspectors study showed more than 60% of American homes suffer from some kind of water damage, accounting for more than $9 billion dollars in restoration bills. The cost of a failed sump pump can be anywhere from $500 to $10,000 depending upon how long the water is allowed to accumulate and how finished the surrounding basement is.

Periodic sump pump troubleshooting can save furniture, carpets, paneling, tools and appliances. And the cost goes up if you include in the basement water damage the mold and mildew that almost always adds to the mess. Continue reading

Spring Sump Pump Maintenance

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Sump pumps a great way to protect against water damage to you basement and belongings

Sump pump maintenance is not exciting. But, when you consider functioning properly sump pumps can save you thousands of dollars in water damage, excitement is not the issue. Protecting your home is the issue.

How you ask? Water can cause harm to nearly every material and can reach it easily once in your home. Imagine, if your sump pump failed, what water can do to furniture, rugs, carpets paneling and appliances. And that is just the first stage. What if you do not find your water problem right away? Mold and mildew usually follow causing a mess and can sometimes lead to health issues. Sump pumps are wonderful when they work, disaster if they don’t. Continue reading

Sump Pumps Protect Your Home

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A sump pump and a battery backup can help protect against water damage in your home

Sump Pumps are very basic products. They remove excess ground water away from the foundation of your home. They help make sure water doesn’t saturate your floor or flood your basement.

Every spring and summer people are reminded ho water will completely destroy a finished basement. Even worse, excess moisture will create an environment for mold, mildew and other unhealthy conditions.

What is good news for homeowners is an average sump pump will last ten, fifteen or more years. They need very little attention and are usually extremely durable.

However, the actual use will vary widely so it is tough to predict the exact life span. The problem is you cannot predict when your sump pump will fail. If your pump fails at the wrong time, it could mean a catastrophic failure because water damages everything.

So what is the answer? Continue reading