A sump pump can be an important product to have in maintaining a dry home by preventing flooding and water damage for any nasty storms that bring heavy precipitation.

Usually found in the basement, sump pumps focus on moving water away from your home’s foundation.

The following tips should be followed in maintaining your sump pump:

  1. Annually check to make sure the sump pump is in good shape. Check the plug to make sure it’s properly plugged in and in good shape. Ensure the drain isn’t clogged with any debris and the drain hose is attached properly. You can test it out by pouring water into the sump pit and making sure the pump kicks on and starts draining the water in a timely process.
  2. Installing a backup energy source is a wise decision to make sure your sump pump doesn’t cut out in the case of a blackout. Once installing the backup source make sure to test it out right away by unplugging the main source to the pump.
  3. If you are having any issues with your sump pump don’t try to fix it yourself. Reach out to a professional.
  4. Look to get overflow, water backup or sump discharge coverage since water in the basement isn’t covered by a majority of homeowners plans.

At Ideal Basement Waterproofing, we will install the type of sump pump best for your home. We also clean debris out of sump pumps and service them so that you receive more years of service from your sump pump. If the foundation of your home or basement has already been compromised by water damage, Ideal Basement Waterproofing also provides crack and foundation repair services.  Let our experienced team help you today!