Prevent Leaking Basements by Preparing Your Sump Pump Before Heavy Rainfalls

A flooded basement is likely near the top of the list of nightmares for any homeowner. Even a small leak can turn into a serious issue, which is why it’s important to make the adequate preparations for when inclement weather rolls around.

For over 70 years, our familyhas been providing basement waterproofing and foundation repair services to homeowners throughout the Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southwest Indiana area. The family owned and operated company has become a household name throughout the community thanks to its reliability and years of experience. While they will repair any leak or foundation issue you encounter, they also seek to help you avoid the frustration that accompanies a flooded basement.

A sump pump is one of the most effective ways to ensure that you never need to worry about interior water damage. With spring on the way, considerable rainfall is expected, so it’s important to prepare your sump pump for protection. The first thing you should do is ensure that the pump works by filling it with water. If it operates on a battery, make sure it’s fully charged. Once this is done, check the basin to remove any obstacles that may prevent a seamless removal of water. Finally, check the runoff outside to make sure that water is indeed being safely led away from your home.

If your sump pump is in good condition, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll need to worry about basement flooding. For reliable protection, as well as a completely dry basement, visit Jack Boiman Sons & Daughters online or call (513) 598-2800.