Every year we see a lot of damage to personal belongings when the rains come. Most damage could have easily been prevented by taking just a few steps to make sure stored items are protected and sump pumps are in good working order.
Batavia, Illinois (PRWEB) February 28, 2014
The new “7 Quick Tips To Avoid Basement Flooding Disasters This Spring” Article on ConfidentAire.com/blog delivers some great precautionary measures to prevent water from overtaking basements. The article is geared towards homeowners and renters who have basements. In the first part of the article readers will learn some simple things to protect their valuables from getting wet and ruined should water rise to levels of 2 -3 inches. Tom Wangler, water damage specialist and owner of Confident Aire, Inc. urges residents to take steps now before the weather takes a turn. “Every year we see a lot of damage to personal belongings when the rains come. Most damage could have easily been prevented by taking just a few steps to make sure stored items are protected and sump pumps are in good working order,” said Wangler. “Even people that are typically very diligent about keeping their furnace and AC properly tuned neglect to check on their sump pump. The reality is that a broken sump pump could cause way more in damage than a furnace that breaks down.”
Items such as water alarms and off-the-floor storage options can mean the difference between thousands of dollars of repairs and no damage to property. A review of insurance policies is also recommended to make sure homeowners are covered in the event of disaster. Some policies only cover damage in the event of sump pump failure, but not if there is a flood.
In the second part of this writing, the article speaks to the different levels and grades of sump pump equipment options available to homeowners. The range of options includes reliable basic model sump pumps that cost upwards of $450 installed to dual water pump systems with battery backup, alarm and multiple float switches that cost upwards of $1650 installed.
Tom Wangler expresses that: “We made this information available to our customers via the article to help them understand the severity of the situation should water levels start to rise.” All of the tips are very basic and everything except installation of a new sump pump can be accomplished without the need of a service person.
The last part of the article touches on the impact of the severe weather on sump pump drainage. The arctic temperatures combined with near-record snowfalls in the Midwest this winter can wreak havoc on drain pipes causing them to get blocked and even rupture due to frozen water.
If readers want to learn more detailed information about these and other tips for keeping basements dry during, they can visit http://www.confidentaire.com/blog/7-quick-tips-to-avoid-basement-flooding-disasters-this-spring/.
Confident Aire is a heating, cooling, plumbing and energy-saving solutions company located in Batavia, Illinois. They have been servicing homeowners in the far western suburbs of Chicago since 1992. For further information contact Sue at 630-761-9007.