Sump Pump Failure The Primary Reason for Basement Flooding

This is a pretty straight forward topic. The single biggest reason for basement flooding is because the primary sump pump fails. Regular monitoring of a home’s primary pump is essential in ensuring a dry basement.

The next biggest reason a basement floods is because of power failure. The power goes out and doesn’t come back on for several hours all the while pressure builds up on the outside of the foundation floor and walls. So what to do in these situations?

  1. Buy a quality sump pump (please see Eliminating Sump Pump Problems for a guide to picking the right sump pump for you)
  2. Buy a quality battery back-up system (please see Eliminating Sump Pump Problems for a guide to picking the right sump pump for you)

Basement Flooding
Doing these two things will go a long way to making sure your basement stays dry.

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