With the winter weather looming, Maryland homeowners are starting to make cold-weather preparations. While most folks are thinking about frozen pipe repair and prevention, flooding is also a serious concern to keep on your radar. A sump pump is intended to prevent your home from flooding, but what happens when your pump fails or your home loses power? Backup sump pumps are a popular solution for homeowners who fear water damage, and backup sump pump installation might be the right choice for you. Here are some questions to ask yourself if you are considering installing a backup sump pump.
Have You Experienced Flooding Before?
Homes that have experienced flooding in the past may be likely to flood again, and homeowners should be as prepared as possible. Even if your home has never suffered water damage, those with basements or locations in low-lying areas should weigh the benefits of installing a backup sump pump. You should consider your risk when deciding whether or not to install a backup unit. You should also think about the potential consequences of a flood. Furniture and property damage, foundation collapse, and more can result from an unexpected flood, but a backup sump pump can keep your home dry.
Do You Trust Your Sump Pump?
You might be thinking that your existing sump pump is entirely sufficient for any water that comes your way, but what if it fails or your home loses power? Backup sump pumps are a valuable investment because they allow you to utilize different power sources for your flood prevention measures. They also give you a fallback plan just in case your sump pump malfunctions.
Many factors can impact your decision to install a backup sump pump, and the experts at Metcalf Plumbing can help you make that decision. While some folks insist that no backup is necessary, it is always helpful to be prepared. After all, in a place as wet as Maryland, it is better to be prepared than to be left wanting a functioning sump pump.
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Metcalf Plumbing is a customer-focused plumbing contractor serving residential and commercial clients throughout the Catonsville, Ellicott City and surrounding areas. From water heater installation, sump pump installation and repair to water and sewer line replacement, Metcalf Plumbing is a trusted resource to call on when you need help with your plumbing services. We are not commission-based and we provide honest, upfront costs with a thorough inspection of your system and suggested next steps. Our trained and courteous technicians are standing by to provide quality comfort at competitive prices. You can call us at 410-242-311 and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!