Is Your Sump Pump Healthy?
As the major storm we had a few weeks ago taught us, rainstorms can bring massive devastation to homeowners and business owners alike. We were contacted by over one thousand people in Fairfield County who had suffered water damage due to excess rain. Many of these damages may have been avoided if sump pumps were checked before and during the storms.
A sump pump functions by pumping excess water away from your home or business. When rainwater builds up and flows into your basement, it plays a vital role in keeping your structure dry. If the pump is faulty or not working to its full potential, your risk of water damage goes up dramatically.
With more summer storms bound to happen, utilize this time to inspect your sump pump. Make sure that it is actively pumping water out. You can check this by putting enough water in the hole to activate it. If it turns on, you are good to go. If not, you should diagnose the issue. Debris or obstructions are an often overlooked issue. Even if the pump turns on, water needs to be able to flow freely away from the foundation.
Sometimes water damage can occur, even when we are on top of being prepared. In this case, call SERVPRO of Norwalk/Wilton. We have extensive experience and will take care of you and your property.