a flooded basementMarch has been a wet month in Cleveland. So far we’ve had nearly four inches of rain, about 30 percent more than the average for this month. What that means is that if you have a sump pump, it’s been working overtime. Now’s the time to be extra vigilant about sump pump failure.

We all know how devastating a flooded basement can be. Unfortunately, the newscasts will soon feature stories of people who lost everything because of flooding by any number of causes. In some cases, the cause is inescapable: no one can keep a river from cresting, for example. And major storms are impossible to predict or to adequately plan for.

That’s why it’s so important to actually do those things that are within your control! And we know that you can take steps to reduce the risk of sump pump failure.

Are you unfamiliar with how your sump pump works? If so, here is a basic explanation of things to know about sump pumps that you may find helpful.

Of course, we’re advocates of having a battery backup for your sump pump. Maybe the fact that you haven’t had a catastrophic loss has lulled you into believing a battery backup isn’t necessary. Well, at least consider it, okay? Here is a short piece that explains why you need a sump pump battery backup.

We hope you stay dry during this rainy spring we’re having. But remember, if you have problems, we are here to help. Call us anytime on our 24-hour service hotline at 877-768-7239.

We have an entire fleet of GPS-equipped trucks that we can dispatch to your home. And we’ve been providing expert, professional plumbing repair services to Northeast Ohio for more than 30 years.

Remember, when you call The Plumbing Source, you’ve made the right call!