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Sump Pump Failure

5/17/2019 (Permalink)

If your sump pump fails, your Licking County basement could begin to fill with water.

If you have a basement, your sump pump is often your last line of defense against flooding. It works by safely diverting water away from your house and is especially important during times of heavy rain when it puts your home at risk of water damage. If your sump pump fails, you could find your basement under water. When this happens, it is important to act fast! Water damage can be a progressive issue and if not dealt with in a timely manner, this could lead to secondary damages. It is important to make sure your sump pump is in working order. Otherwise you risk the chance that It could fail when you need it most.

Avoid water damage with these helpful tips:

  • After heavy rains, check the sump pump inlet screen for any blockages, one of the leading causes of sump pump failure.
  • Occasionally, test your sump pump to ensure it is working properly. You can do this by filling the pit with water and watch to see if it is pumped away.  If not, you may have a problem.
  • Check the float control to make sure it is free and not restricted or hung up.
  • Replace the battery backup every 2-3 years.  

If water damage has impacted your home or business, please call SERVPRO of Licking County at 740-587-0938. Let our professional team do the cleanup with the proper procedures to keep you, your home or company safe.

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