QUICK TIP FOR SUMP PUMPS & FLOOD PREVENTION
Your sump pump is likely the most valuable device in your Sartell home for flood prevention. It’s designed to automatically turn on when flood waters rise, and it pumps water out of your home before it can cause any damage. But, do you know if your sump pump is in good working order right now?
You can quickly check your sump pump using the electrical outlet. Unplug the motor plug and unplug the float switch plug. Now, plug the motor back in but not the float switch plug. Your sump pump should power on and start working. If not, you have a problem. Call your plumber.
The second way to quickly test your sump pump is using water. Fill the sump pit with water. You want to raise the float with water until the switch is activated. The sump should power on and start removing water. If your sump pump doesn’t power on, you have a problem with the float switch.
EMERGENCY WATER REMOVAL
The most important point to remember regarding water emergencies is preparation. Make sure everyone in your home knows where the water main shutoff valve is. And keep the number to your plumber where everyone has access. Hopefully, flooding never occurs in your home, but if it does, call the trusted experts