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Sump Pumps: Signs and Symptoms

If you are one of the many homeowners who have a sump pump installed at your residence, flooding or storm water issues are an ever present concern. Sump pump and basins are designed to relieve excess water away from your residence, however, the system is not guaranteed to be perfect or without failure. And of course, when does it seem most likely to fail.....during heavy rain storms, or excessive snow melts. There are signs and preventative measures homeowners can watch f

Melting Snow Causing Major Problems for Homeowners

Between the lake effect snow bands and melting temperatures predicted, water causes major problems for some homeowners. Fast melts cause the ground water to rise quickly, over-saturating the area. This allows water to overwhelm your basement walls, or enter into your sewer pipes and flood back into your home. First, listen for issues or problems. If you hear odd sounds it is pointing to bigger problems on the horizon. If you notice gurgling, bubbling or any strange noise