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Potential Problems in Your Sump Pump System

Your sump pump is the Achilles heel when it comes to waterproofing your basement, keeping a sound foundation, and avoiding foundation crack repair. If it goes down, you may soon find your ping pong table floating in a lake. Keep ahead of the rising water. Here’s what you should watch out for when it comes to sump pump systems.

Sump Pump Power Avoids Foundation Crack Repair

Foundation Crack RepairMake sure your sump pump has enough power so it won’t fail you in the worse rainstorms. It needs to be able to handle high volumes of water, because when it rains it pours. Don’t wait until you’ve got an emergency to realize you’re over your head.

If you are buying a new home in the Dayton, Ohio area, we can come inspect the drainage setup and save you a lot of hassle. We can also install a sump pump battery backup system that will never fail, which can help avoid foundation crack repair.

Clogged or Frozen Pipes Can Cause Backup

Watch out for clogged intake pipes. This will prevent the pump from extracting water from the sump pump and could leave you under water.

In cold weather, watch out for a frozen discharge line. This will cut off the outtake of your pump, forcing it to come back into the basement.

Installing a cheap sump pump may be tempting, but remember that the value of your basement is likely worth far more than you’ll save by installing a cheaper system. Cheap systems can be prone to sump pump burn out due to inexpensive components. Always install a quality system you’re willing to trust the basement rec room too. Talk to Environmental Doctors in Dayton, Ohio for the best systems. We’d be glad to help you with the next step of securing your foundation and sump pump.

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