At long last, winter is saying good bye to New York City. But it wouldn’t be March in the Big Apple without some dramatic weather. We can expect our share of spring storms. We can expect heavy rains. Heavy rains lead to flooded streets. All of that water has to go somewhere. If that somewhere turns out to be your basement, the safety and integrity of everything you own depends on your sump pump’s capacity to quickly and efficiently remove the water.
So the $20 question is: Is your sump pump ready for spring storm season?
NYC SUMP PUMP SERVICE
As a NYC plumber, I can tell you with absolute assurance that most people never think about their sump pump until there’s a problem. Once the sump pump stops working and the water begins accumulating in the basement, it’s an emergency situation that needs a rapid response. Emergency repairs always cost more, and can inconvenience you.
To avoid sump pump trouble, you want to be sure your sump pump is in good working order before you need it. If you’re a fairly handy person and you don’t mind spending a little bit of time in your basement, you can test your sump pump yourself. Simply pour a couple of gallons of water into your sump pump pit. The pump should kick on automatically, and quickly and efficiently remove the water. Your sump pump should operate quietly, without exerting an excessive draw on the building’s power supply. If you’re not comfortable testing your sump pump yourself, your NYC plumber can perform this testing for you.
If any problems are identified, sump pump replacement is a fairly quick and inexpensive repair, especially when compared to the costs incurred by a flooded basement or building. Avoid one of the biggest potential headaches of spring storm season by having your sump pump serviced today!