A flooded basement is something that no homeowner ever wants to deal with. Unfortunately, if the proper precautions are not taken, your basement can easily flood, damaging not only the structure and foundation of your home, but also the precious mementos or valuable appliances, equipment and tools you store in the basement. Basement floods can be due to several thing, including:
Luckily, there is a way to avoid this huge pain in the neck – a sump pump and ejector pump installation. And even better? Our basement protection experts are here to help.
A sump pump will help keep ground water, excessive rain, and water seepage due to poor waterproofing from flooding your basement. A sump pump works by draining the water that enters your basement into a basin and getting the water out of your basement through the use of a pump. These appliances work by continually monitoring the level of water in the basement and pumping when the levels get too high.
You have two choices for sump pumps – submersible and pedestal. Both of these options work well in preventing floods and we will help you decide on the best option for your home. We also recommend that you have a backup pump installed to prevent a flood in the event of power failure.
Basement bathrooms often sit below the plumbing that routes sewage out of your home. Since water does not flow up on its own, it needs a little help to get to the sewage system. Ejector pumps provide a boost of power to route the sewage into the pipes that lead out of your home. Ejector pumps also grind the waste to make the journey easier.
If not maintained correctly, sump pumps can experience some issues, including:
If you experience any of these issues, we will come out to your home as soon as possible to fix the problem.
If you flush items down the toilet that are big, bulky, or excessive, it will be hard for the ejector pump to grind the waste. Since that is it’s main job, you should try and avoid improper use of the toilet. To keep your ejector pump working efficiently, don’t flush the following items down the toilet:
It’s better to be prepared now before your basement floods with water. Call 503-703-8635 today!