Chattanooga homeowners know that this region is prone to heavy rains and flooding. If your basement is in danger of floodwaters, you must protect yourself from water damage by installing a sump pump. Whether you have a sump pump and want to be sure it’s working correctly, or you’re considering adding a sump pump to your home, you can count on our experience to give you the best option to protect your valuable property.
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What is a Sump Pump?
Sump pumps are devices designed to remove water from the lowest point in your home, such as your basement or crawlspace, and force it outside into a proper drainage space. Most sump pumps use a float that rises with the water level, which activates the pump to remove the water before it can cause a flood and eventual water damage.
If you live in an area that experiences frequent rainfall, or you’ve had a flood in your basement before, a sump pump is the best line of defense for protecting your property against flooding, water damage, and the growth of mold and mildew.
Since one of the most common places you can get water damage in the home is in the basement, a sump pump is a necessity you can’t afford to live without.
Sump Pump Maintenance
Now that you know the importance of having a sump pump, it’s worth noting that it does no good if it fails in its fundamental mission, which is to kick on when water levels rise to pump out excess water. Here are a few tips to ensure your sump pump is ready to go when you need it most.
Do These Things Every 3-4 Months
- Clean the pump inlet screen
- Check the power cord and make sure it’s connected to a power source.
- Dump a bucket of water into the sump to raise the float and make sure the system kicks on.
Do These Things Once a Year
- Remove the pump from the sump to clean and inspect it.
- Clean out the sump.
- Check the owner’s manual to see if you have to lubricate the bearings.
- Check the power cord to ensure it’s connected to power.
- Dump a bucket of water into the sump to raise the float and ensure the system powers on.
- Call a professional plumber for sump pump maintenance and an inspection.
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About Scenic City Heating & AC
At Scenic City Heating & AC, we’ve been serving the greater Chattanooga, TN homeowners since 2000. When you work with us, it means you can rest assured that the work will be done right, and you’ll be treated like a friend and neighbor instead of just another paycheck.
We know how frustrating it can be when you call for help and get a recording or voicemail, which is why we promise that when you call us, you talk to a live agent every time.
We’re aware that you value your home’s cleanliness, so we promise to make sure to leave your house cleaner than when we started.
Lastly, we’re not happy until you are. We provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our work.