Pump Issues

Do you need a backup?

Absolutely! Extreme weather conditions that might cause increases to the water table content are precisely the same conditions associated with power outages.

Primary pumps like any other mechanical devises can malfunction or just use up their life expectancy; in which case it doesn’t take a loss of power to find the water level rising in your basement, especially if you are predisposed to hydrostatic pressure. Your foundation under pressure

It goes without saying that you don’t want to rely solely on a primary pump to protect your health and investments.

The two backup systems available are…http://basementboss.com/products/sump-pumps/

  1. Battery backup with 12 volt deep cycle marine battery
  2. Water powered backup pump

We automatically install either system with an alarm that alerts you when they are called upon.

 

 

Sump pump maintenance is essential….

It’s so easy to forget about and overlook your sump pit and pump/s. Homeowners either avoid going down to nasty unfinished basements at all costs; or completely forget about their pit tucked under the stairs, or in the utility room. It goes without saying, day to day life gets hectic.

Negating to service this equipment allows a storm of disaster to build over a period of time. Unfortunately most homeowners don’t even realize they are living with a false sense of security. Too often they find out far too late when they discover their basement is flooded.

The truth of the matter is, pits and pump/s take a lot of abuse during their lifespan. Fluctuating demands on the pump/s  can be directly related to precipitation volumes and changing water tables. Dry pits can equally put a lot of stress on the equipment.

Silt, sludge, iron bacteria and calcium contaminants are just a few minerals that can be transported with ground source water into your pit . These minerals have a tendency to build up and cake the equipment, pit walls and ports. When this happens it has a direct effect on the ability or inability for the system to evacuate the water.

Mineral deposits and/or small stones can get lodged in impellers impeding, or prohibiting the performance of the pump/s.

Let’s not forget that check valves, power cords and pump amperage can deteriorate and should not be overlooked either.

Most over the counter and older style pump/s are designed in a way that the electricity flows through the switch, thus making the switch susceptible to wear and tear, and even complete failure.

Batteries have limited lifespans and some need periodic maintenance and exercise.

Periodical pit and pump maintenance cannot be emphasized enough, your health and your properties protection is riding on it. DON”T GET CAUGHT WITH YOUR PUMPS DOWN.

Take our quiz below to see if your equipment is in need of a checkup.

 

 

A neglected sump pit & pump can lead to disaster…Pump Issues

Sump Pump

Have you fallen victim to a false sense of security? Are your Sump Pumps up to date?

You may be shocked to learn that your basement is not as protected against flooding as you think!
Take a moment to answer the following:

  • pumpsdownMy sump pump(s) are no more than 2 years old
    (Yes or No)
  • My sump pump(s) & pit have been professionally inspected & cleaned within the last 2 years 
    (Yes or No)
  • My sump pump(s) are equipped with check valve(s)
  • My sump pump(s) have an alarm(s) that will alert me to failure
    (Yes or No)
  • I have a water powered OR battery back up pump
    (Yes or No)
  • My sump pump(s) are of adequate size & out put performance for the square footage of my basement
    (Yes or No)
  • My sump pump(s) are performing according to manufacture specifications
    (Yes or No)
  • All tile outlets entering into my pit are clear and water flows unobstructed into my pit 
    (Yes or No)

If you’ve answered NO to even one of these questions, you’re living with a false sense of security. Any one of these points can be the sole cause of BASEMENT FLOODING.

Contact the Basement Boss dealer in your area to schedule your sump pit & sump pump Service & Inspection.