Sump pumps are usually integrated into your home’s electrical system to ensure power. When the power goes out during severe storms, your sump pump can be affected. However, there are also other causes of sump pump failure.
Sump pump failure can cause water to enter through the foundation or basement walls and result in flood damage. Here’s what you can do in this situation.
Call a Professional
The first thing you need to do is to get professional help. Contact a local plumber immediately to get your sump pump fixed. Plumbers are usually booked during severe rainstorms so make sure you call one as fast as possible.
Contact a Water Mitigation Company
Even after your plumber repairs your sump pump, you will still need a flood restoration company to completely remove moisture from the affected area. Even two inches of flooding can result in significant damage to your structure, flooring, drywall, valuables, wood support beams and indoor air quality.
Before Your Plumber Arrives
Turn off the power of the pump before touching it. Make sure that the plug is working fine because a defective plug can stop the pump from working. Check if there’s anything that’s preventing the float switch from moving freely.
Feel the pump for vibration to see if it’s powered. Check the pipes for blockages if there’s no water is being pumped when the pump is on. Look for any debris that can clog the pipe and prevent water from being pumped properly.
Action Restoration is here to help make sure your home is safe from water damage. Our flooding repair professionals will bring with them the latest and most efficient equipment for water removal and clean up. We have been recovering and restoring property damaged by water, fire, storms and molds for over a decade. Call us at (616) 200-8946 or complete our online form to receive immediate assistance.