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Have You Checked Your Sump Pump Lately?

Is your sump pump ready for this blast of snow that will soon melt? Finally, Northern Virginia got snow! But what happens when the snow melts and where will the water go? You can protect your home from a flood in your basement by having a working sump pump.

At some point homeowners in our area of Alexandria, Leesburg, and Winchester are likely to have to deal with a flooded basement. It doesn’t take much water to cause thousands of dollars of damage to your home.

In many cases the problem isn’t with your basement, but how the water is handled outside. Water that falls on the ground near the foundation can seep in through the basement walls of your home. To combat this invasion of water, having a sump pump installed in the basement or crawl space can protect your basement from flooding.

The sump pump is an electrically powered device that is designed to keep your basement dry. It pumps water out of your basement (or crawl space) after the water collects in a sump pit dug into the floor. Usually triggered by pressure sensitive check valves, sump pumps will push water out through piping leading away from the home.

It is always recommended to have a sump pump with a battery backup system or a sump pump that works off of your city water pressure in case your problem comes when the electricity is out.

Want to learn more about having a sump pump installed in your Northern Virginia home? Call the go-to team of champion sump pump installers at M.E. Flow at 703-777-2311. Our plumbers will help you understand your sump pump needs to protect your home from a flooded basement. Click here to save $50 on a new sump pump replacement.