Basement Flooding: How To Protect Against It

The rainfall over the last few weeks has really kept all Indianapolis plumbers busy! We thought the following tips would help us catch up on some sleep and help you prevent your basement from having any flooding issues this spring.

Check that your sump pump is plugged in.

  • We know this one sounds silly, but we see it more in Indianapolis homes than you can imagine.

Insure that your sump pump is working properly by pouring enough water in the pit to activate the device.

  • If the sump pump is working properly you should hear the motor kick on and the water level recede.

Check that the discharge line from the sump pump is cleared and has nothing preventing water from freely moving through it.

  • Once the sump pump is activated you should see water visibly draining from this line.

If you have checked all of these items and still don’t have the peace of mind that you want then check out the following products from Mister Quik Home Services, Indianapolis’s #1 Residential Plumber:

PitBoss cellular sump pump alarm system

PitBoss Cellular Sump Pump Alarm
Real time text messaging notification when your sump pit begins to overflow. The PitBoss sends text message alerts for high water and power failure. Early detection helps prevent tens of thousands of dollars in property damage. Install peace of mind in minutes with a cellular sump pump alarm.

Prevent flooding with a battery back-up sump pump system

Battery Back-up Sump Pump
There are many things that can go wrong down in a sump pump pit to cause basement flooding. A battery back-up sump pump is a secondary device that pumps water when your primary pump fails due to a power outage in your home, a stuck float switch or a sump pump that cannot keep up with the inflow of water. Using a battery back-up system can help your basement remain dry and avoid one of these problems.