Do you have a SUMP PUMP? NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO CHECK IT, then it will be ready when you need it.
We've had an unexpected amount of rain this summer and hopefully nobody has been caught without a SUMP PUMP, or with a non-working SUMP PUMP.
Who may need a SUMP PUMP? If your house has a below ground basement it is adviseable that you install a SUMP PUMP.
Why does the house need a SUMP PUMP? The purpose of a SUMP PUMP, and it's pit, is to collect and pump away, the ground water that may collect around the exterior walls and enter the basement.
Here is an excellent article published by RISMEDIA. "Living Smart: Sump Pumps" by Angie Hicks. It explains all about SUMP PUMPS and the easy way to check yours.
The one back up, not mentioned in the article is a gas generator, for those in areas prone to power outages. If a storm knocks out your power it is likely to bring rain. This is the very time you want your SUMP PUMP ready to go.
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