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What happens if your Sump Pump fails?

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

These days, sump pumps have almost become a must for houses constructed below the basement's main surface. In the event of a serious storm, a sump pump sends accumulated water out of your basement, thus, preventing flood and water damage.  Once the water begins to accumulate, it may cause wood to warp, rot and allow mold to grow.

It should be clear to everyone that sump pumps can also fail at times, or become overwhelmed in a severe storm.  As such, it is always advised to check your sump pump's functionality regularly. They can fail due to age, lack of water while still running, debris or a serious clog or the loss of power. 

If your sump pump fails,

  • Immediately check whether the sump pump is defective or functioning.
  • In case the pump has failed, remove any debris if it's clogged.
  • Do not step into the water without ensuring the electricity is turned off. 

If you experience flood or water related issue call SERVPRO® of Charles County or SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill and let us walk you through the process. We provide free visual inspections, and we will guide you through the claim, cleanup and reconstruction processes as necessary. We are always Here to Help!

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