A flooded basement isn’t a problem you can simply ignore, and it’s a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Basement flooding is a huge issue in the wetter months: heavy rains and melting snow can easily creep into your basement and cause major damage if your home is not adequately protected. Water damage is no joke, you risk the safety of the items and appliances stored in your basement, and the serious risk of damage to the structural integrity of your home.
Basements can be flooded for a number of different reasons, including:
While some of these factors are difficult to notice before a disaster strikes, installing a sump pump can help prevent a major flooding problem when the water comes. Trust in McHale’s to help you install and service your sump pump.
A sump pump is a device installed into your basement that actively monitors the water levels in your home, and works to remove water when a flood is detected. When water begins to enter your basement, the water gathers in a central basin and is removed by the pump. You have two choices for sump pumps:
The sump experts at McHale’s can help you discover which pump is best for your home. We also have a line of back ups available in the case your home faces a power outage.
Due to their positioning, most basement bathrooms sit below the pipes that take sewage out of your home. Since water doesn’t flow in this manner naturally, we need to provide a bit of a boost to move the water where we want it to go. Ejector pumps work to not only move the water where it needs to be directed, but also breaks up bulk materials to allow for an easier flow
If your sump pump isn’t in working condition, you more than likely won’t know until you have a serious problem. In this light, getting your system evaluated as soon as possible is critical. Look for these common sump pump problems:
McHale’s is here to help if your sump pump is experiencing problems. Only through routine maintenance can you be granted the peace of mind in knowing that your basement is protected by a functioning sump pump, so call in the experts today.
Basement bathrooms are a great addition to any finished basement, but when things go wrong, you’ll know it. Dealing with a back up can be the result of a failure in your ejector pump. Common issues include: