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F.H. Furr's Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical Insider Blog

Flood Protection: Sump Pump Edition!

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If you check the weather daily, then you've probably seen that rain and thunderstorms are here to stay in the weeks to come!  Although we all love a good summer thunderstorm now and again, there are a few things that make these little tantrums of nature unpopular with most people. These things include getting stuck in a torrential downpour, realizing the windows of your car were down, and the kicker...home flooding!

One of the most dangerous disasters for a home is flooding and the damage that it inevitably causes. Most of us know someone who has experienced a flooded basement, or maybe you've even had the pleasure of bailing water in the middle of the night. Either way, we know for certain that you DON'T want to go through that fiasco!

To protect your home from flooding, mold, mildew, and overall property damage, we suggest installing a sump pump. Hopefully, your home is already equipped with one, but often times they aren't working the way that they should! In fact, most homeowners don't realize that their sump pump is on the brink of failing. If this is the case, you could be looking at thousands of dollars worth of flood damages during the next storm!

Flood Facts!

  • Most homeowners insurance DOESN'T cover flood damage  caused by "Acts of God"
  • Construction around your area can increase flood risk
  • Your home is more likely to be damaged by a flood than by a fire
  • In the past 5 years all 50 states have experienced floods or flash floods
  • Just several inches of water can cost thousands when it comes to cleaning and repair

Flooding is common everywhere! Installing a sump pump, or having a plumber inspect your current pump to make sure it's in peak condition could save your home!

3 Reasons to Have A Working Sump Pump

1. It will prevent flooding

As flood waters pool around your home, the sump pump senses moisture right away and begins to pump water AWAY from your house, preventing it from getting inside and damaging your personal property and the integrity of your home's foundation!

2. It will save you money

When your home is damaged by flood waters, more often then not, you'll find yourself being forced to invest in new flooring, wall repair, and mold and mildew treatments. Not to mention all of the belongings that will have been ruined in the flood. Preventing these money sucking issues is a must!

3. It will give you peace of mind

Finally, having that sump pump in the basement will give you peace of mind that floods are the last thing you'll need to worry about! Knowing that you've recently maintained your sump pump allows you to feel free to leave your home during a storm. Worry less on vacations, and live without fear of flooding!

The best way to take action against flooding is to have one of F.H. Furr's plumbing experts come out to your home for an assessment! Let them give you advice and options on what you need to do to be sure your sump pump is in good shape! Don't get stuck up a creek without a paddle! Call us today and avoid flooding damages for good!

 

Topics: Flood Damage plumbing