Posts Tagged ‘sump pump’

How Reliable is Your Sump Pump?

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
In the event of the unthinkable, your home’s sump pump is going to the first line of defense. It can make the difference between whether your basement becomes flooded or not and if you can not count on your sump pump to function correctly, then do not count on your… Read More »

Basement Flooding — More Than “Once In A Lifetime”!

Monday, December 19th, 2011
by Jacques Bouchard Homeowners can go years without using their battery backup sump pump system. But, as is being discovered in the Northeast these past few months, when you DO need a battery backup — you really need it! Between Hurricane Irene last August and the freak snowstorm that knocked… Read More »

6 Common Sump Pump Problems and What to Do About Them

Monday, May 9th, 2011
A good sump pump, tied to a properly installed, working foundation drainage system is a homeowner’s first line of defense against basement flood. Sump pump failure, on the other hand, is the cause of many basement floods. Sump pumps are mechanical devices, therefore prone to malfunction, and they need a… Read More »

The Sump Pump Stigma

Monday, August 4th, 2008
I just read a column in the Life and Homes Real Estate Blog about how many people dealing with basement water problems are still adamantly against installing a sump pump. Many homeowners and home buyers have this stigma against the sump pump. Homeowners trying to sell their homes with perpetually… Read More »