Sump Pump and Frozen Pipes Tips

With the onset of winter, we’re giving our customers sump pump and frozen pipes tips so they can prevent further damage to your home.

Recently, one of our customers faced major issues caused by frozen pipes. This led to equipment damage and could have led to additional water damage in the home. As the cold January weather is ushered in, safeguarding your home against potential issues becomes crucial.

Here’s a comprehensive guide to guarantee the optimal performance of your sump pump system, along with a vital alert regarding frozen pipes:

1. Installation Check:

  • Verify the correct installation of your sump pump in the lowest part of your basement or crawlspace.
  • Confirm that the discharge pipe effectively directs water away from your foundation, preventing potential flooding.
  • Ensure the discharge pipe has an adequate slope and does not terminate touching the ground as snow and other debris can accumulate, clogging the outlet of the pipe which causes stagnant water and freezing issues may occur.

2. Regular Maintenance:

  • Conduct a simple yet crucial test by pouring water into the sump pump pit, ensuring its prompt activation and efficient water removal.
  • Periodically clean the pump to eliminate any debris that may obstruct its operation.

3. Backup Pump Inspection:

  • Test your backup sump pump to guarantee its readiness in case the primary pump fails.
  • Verify the power source for the backup pump, ensuring it’s reliable and fully charged.

4. Frozen Pipes Alert:

  • Take a proactive stance by checking your pipes and ensure it is not clogged throughout the winter. Ensuring a free passage way where the water can flow freely and onto the ground.

Why is this important? A well-maintained sump pump system is your home’s defense against water damage, saving you from costly repairs. Additionally, addressing the frozen pipes alert prevents potential disruptions due to weather-related issues.

Act Now to Safeguard Your Home!

For more information, professional assistance, or to address any concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our team at 905-597-8555.

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