So you walked into your basement this morning and saw standing water throughout? You’re not alone. First of all, say “no” to the flood pants. We advise you not to attempt to wade through the water, no matter how tall or short. Why? Well, we know it’s your home but it can get very dangerous very fast when walking through a flooded basement. Think: electrical currents or unsanitary conditions. Second of all, the Environmental Doctor is here to help. Even its an emergency, we can help you solve the problem as soon as possible and also help schedule routine maintenances, systems and installations. The problem (most likely) will be due to failed Dayton sump pump systems.
“Homes were built to shed water, not thread water,” said Curt Fleck in a recent news story about why it’s important to have a properly working a sump pump. From Cincinnati to Columbus to Dayton Sump Pump Systems, lots of older homes may have had this type of system installed decades ago and perhaps was never mentioned when you purchased your new home. In most cases, sump pumps are found in the basement and are usually underground which means you probably hardly ever noticed it before… until a problem occurred. Even if there isn’t any visible flooding in your basement, here are a few tips that may help you decided whether or not your sump pump needs maintenance: smelly-wet or moist basement air that never goes away, rot, rust or mold in the surrounding areas, and past evidence of a significant water problem such as high-water marks on the walls. A wet basement can also be a cause for unhealthy indoor air in your home.
Another pro tip is inspecting your sump pump once a year. A few DIY tips: remove the pump to clean and inspect for damage, check the power cord and make sure it is connected to a working power source, replace the pump in the sump if needed, dump a bucket of water into the sump to raise the float and make sure it activates and drains properly.
Some homeowners may think that their home sump pump is only at risk of breaking down at certain times of the year. Perhaps only during spring time, when the snow melts, or during the annual rainfall season. Unfortunately, your sump pump needs to be inspected regularly as it can falter at any given time, in any season. Although it may be the dead of winter or the middle of summer, your home sump pump still needs to pump all of the water usage in your household. That can be a lot of water for several humans living in a house. Do you know where your sump pump is located? Most likely, in your basement and hidden. Dayton sump pump is only great when it functions properly. Suspect a leak in your basement? Call the Environmental Doctor today!