The recent hot spell means warnings about spring and early summer flooding as the ice packs begin to melt.

The time has come to have your sump pump inspected to ensure it can handle any sudden surge of water from overflowing rivers or a sudden period of heavy rains.

It’s not as complicated as you might think to maintain your sump pump. It’s a valuable piece of equipment to protect your home. When it’s working at peak efficiently, it will save you from hundreds or thousands of dollars in damages from flooding.

Here are a few tips to get you on your way to a stress-free, flood-free home:

• If you see any standing water in your yard, be sure to keep an eye on it – it could become your flood. Get it looked at right away if it’s not going away within a few hours.
• If you have a sump pump, it’s smart to pay a little extra to have an alarm installed on it. The alarm will scream at you if the pump stops working.
• If you want to go the extra mile, install a secondary pump which can be installed to come on if your primary pump stops working for any reason.
• Make sure that your pump is always clear of dirt, sand or any other debris that may impede its efficiency.
• Check the float switch regularly to be sure it’s working properly.

Just a few minutes of your time to check on and maintain your equipment can save you from the big headaches and hit to your pocketbook that comes if the dreaded flood happens at your house.

So on the next clear day, go out and check on your pump! Or, if you’d rather not worry about it – let Lewis MacLean handle it!

Call us anytime at 310-9625. We’re here for you.

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