Neglecting to test a sump pump routinely - especially if it is rarely used - can lead to severe water damage, especially when a heavy storm, snow melt, or flooding sends water against the home.
Overload of the sump pump, due to poor drainage elsewhere on the property, can lead to pump failure. Frequent sump operation can be a sign of excessive water buildup under the basement floor, due to poorly sloped landscaping, poor rain runoff, gutter back-flows and other problems.
We also recommend installing a battery backup on your sump pump. This will insure it continues to operate during power failures, which often accompany large storms.
Sump failure can cause extensive water damage and the loss of valuable personal belongings.
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