You’d be hard-pressed to find someone that does not know of or have his or her own personal sump pump horror story. Chances are that if you live in a home with a basement, you have experienced that dreadful walk to the basement to find it filled with water, be it a little or a lot. Flooding can be a result of sump pump negligence, but other reactions like mold are very common.
Thankfully, Commercial Service has put together a four-step guide to help assure that your family and home remain safe, dry, and happy!
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Step One: Complete quarterly, simple sump pump maintenance checks on your own
You should have your sump pump checked annually by a trained Commercial Service technician, but there are also smaller, practical tasks you can perform on your own. Take preventative action by checking the power cord for any damage, making sure the drain hose is still connected properly, and clearing out any debris or obstruction in the sump pit and surrounding area.
Step Two: Pay attention to your home’s climate and location
Your home’s climate and location are both factors that should help determine the type and upkeep of your sump pump. Take Indiana for example; the state experiences plenty of rain, especially in the summer months. Therefore, when an Indiana resident is choosing a sump pump, they must guarantee that it can withstand plenty of moisture. It is also helpful for him or her to schedule their annual machine check appointments prior to the summer season starting.
Step Three: Remain proactive, not reactive
Attempt to prepare for the unexpected upfront. Purchasing a battery-powered back up sump pump could be critical in an instance where your home’s power gets knocked out. Another tip recommended by Commercial Service is to regularly clear your gutters and check to make sure they are not draining to your home’s foundation.
Step Four: Choose a trusted, certified partner for your yearly sump pump exam
As previously mentioned, sump pump annual maintenance is advised. Check-ups on all your equipment are the best way to ensure everything is running properly and efficiently. At Commercial Service, a trained technician can offer their expertise for more in-depth sump pump maintenance questions and issues. Our technicians can likewise suggest advice and tell you about any new technological innovations in the field that may benefit you and your home.
Commercial Service offers 24/7 emergency services and is always happy to send over a certified technician to assess any potential problems. For non-emergency repairs, schedule an appointment with our easy Online Scheduling or by calling 812-339-9114.