How to Protect Your Home During Storm Season
It’s hard to ignore flooding news that has been making headlines across the country. With the Atlantic hurricane season reaching its peak in the next month or so, many homeowners are understandably concerned about the water damage that storms can cause to their property.
The good news? You can protect your property from some of the most common weather woes with some preventive planning. Here’s how to spare yourself a call to an emergency plumber by proactively installing a sump pump and identifying potential leaks.
Sump Pump 101
If your sump pump fails, you don’t have a minute to waste. These electric pumps divert water from your basement to the outside. Whether your basement sits below the water table and is a constant flood risk or if you just need help during rainstorms, a sump pump is a smart solution. Gallons of water can flood your basement until the sump pump is replaced or repaired. Contact us today to repair or replace your basement sump pump.
Sump Pump Upgrade
Imagine coming home from work to a basement FULL of water. If only your sump pump could send you some kind of signal when it was about to fail. Guess what? It can! Modern sump pumps feature long-lasting battery backups and come equipped with Wi-Fi, in order to send you text message alerts in the event of failure. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing experts specialize in sump pumps, both traditional sump pumps and 21st century models.
Common Home Water Leaks
Is your sump pump in working order? Don’t forget to look beyond your basement for potential water damage. With heavy runoff, water may start seeping through your roof – yikes! Make a preemptive call to a plumber to find any danger spots in your system to help prevent leaks before they start, whether it be a rusted old water tank or wet spots on your wall and ceiling.
Mold: The Nasty Aftermath
Water and basements just don’t mix. The end result? Mold! Mold is caused by basement water infiltration. Not only can it damage items, but it can severely compromise your health, especially if you suffer from asthma or other respiratory ailments. It can even impact the resale value of your home. The best way to prevent mold? Install a sump pump.
Cut Costs with Plumbing Protection Plans
What would happen if you never changed the oil in your car? Or, what if you never checked your car’s tires for wear? Like your car, your home’s cooling and heating system requires regular maintenance and service to operate safely and efficiently. Without it, serious problems can develop, causing you a great deal of damage to repair.
Caring for your home is a big job, but no matter how diligent you are, stuff will inevitably break down over time. That’s why we encourage homeowners to invest in a comprehensive plan for the whole home. Read more here.