Have You Checked Your Sump Pump?

Is Your Sump Pump Ready for the Spring?

Is Your Sump Pump Ready for the Spring?

If you have walked outside recently, you know that mother nature is warming up. These warmer temperatures mean sunshine, beautiful flowers, and, more importantly, spring rains. If your home’s sump pump system is not ready, those rains could lead to potential flooding and costly damages inside your home.

Sump pump maintenance is vital to the longevity of your home. Sump pump systems drain excess water that accumulates in a basin commonly found in the basement or crawlspace of your home.  

Some of the top reasons that sump pumps fail are: 

  • Power failure
  • A struck switch
  • Overwhelmed pump
  • Clogged or Frozen Discharge Pipe
  • Lack of Maintenance
  • Improper Installation

A properly working sump pump will help you to avoid costly damages all year by removing excess water from melting snow in the winter, and rain, throughout the year. Homeowners can catch many of the reasons pumps fail early with annual maintenance. The lifespan of your pump can be dependent on diligent yearly inspections and upkeep.

Now is the time to inspect your sump pump system.  

Here are simple steps:

  • Pour water into your sump basin and make sure the pump float rises and the sump begins to pump.
  • Inspect and clean the inlet screen on the sump pump.
  • Look over your pump’s power cord, checking for damage or possible cracks.
  • Make sure your pump switch is working correctly.

It is also essential to think about the possibility of power outages during bad weather and rainstorms. If your primary sump pump fails, a battery backup pump can be a lifesaver due to a power outage. Many battery-powered sump pump systems are as robust as your primary system and can run for up to 10 hours. Those 10 hours can save you from costly repairs and replacement costs.

Battery-operated sump pumps are also crucial during other instances. If your primary pump loses power when a circuit breaker is tripped, for example, your battery-operated pump will keep your home from experiencing water damage. Several backup sump pumps also include an alarm system that will alert you when your primary pump has stopped working. This alert can save a homeowner from severe damage and expenses that would have occurred if they hadn’t noticed their main pump ceased to function.

Lee is confident that whatever Mother Nature has in mind, we can equip your home to repel the water that may come calling through faulty excavation or a weak foundation, or just a nasty spring storm. We offer the most respected backup sump systems available.

If you are looking for a battery backup, you should look no further than Lee Home Service. For the best battery backup system for your sump pump system, we sell and install the Glentronics Pro Series 2400. Like Lee Home Service, Glentronics is synonymous with quality.

The Glentronics battery backup system has several great features that make it a top-rated battery-backup sump pump systems on the market today:

  • Automatic switch to battery when power fails
  • Automatic recharge
  • A monitoring system, including:
    • Battery needs charging
    • Automatic power disconnect
    • Clog/obstruction pump
    • Backup pump is activated
  • An alarm system that can be silenced when power is out
  • Displays power balances
  • Weekly pump test
  • Capacity for a direct link to AC power
  • Security system connectivity
  • Large capacity – up to 100 hours of pumping

The Glentronic Pro Series 2400 is a “top-of-the-line” reliable backup battery-powered sump pump. We sell and install it with confidence.  

If you are more inclined to purchase a “water-powered” system, Lee Home Service sells and installs the Water Commander.

Water backup systems require no battery or electricity – they are powered by water pressure. The Water Commander is widely recognized as the most powerful water-powered sump pump backup system available. Lee sells and installs this system for customers wanting the security of a backup plan that does not rely on batteries. It is a trustworthy product that can help you rest easy that your basement possessions are protected.

Its dependability results from automatic activation to empty your sump when it reaches a predetermined level. Water systems are easy to install, usually on a wall adjacent to your primary sump pump.

Because no battery is required, water-based systems will continue to protect you for unlimited amounts of time.

The plumbing experts at Lee Home Service can help you decide on the perfect sump pump system for your home. Contact us today, before the spring rains have a chance to cause damage to your home.