Sping has spung and so have the water claims resulting from the rainy season. There is an old addage thats say's, "its always better to be pro-active instead of re-active because the impact is much softer".

  • Have an annual inspection completed 
  • Check the sump pump monthly by pouring a bucket of water into the crock 
  • Install a battery operated alarm
  • Install a back up sump pump, water or battery powered (average cost is $350)
  • Schedule a pump replacement.  Average pump life is 7 to 10 years.  
  • Purchase a generator 
  • Install a secondary pump if one is running all the time
  • Maintain the area surrounding the sump pump.  It can get cluttered with laundry, debris, etc.     
  • Consult a plumber to inspect and advis

Please note that this list is not encompassing and policyholders should contact a professional for an individual risk evaluation. 
    

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