It’s Sump Pump Season in Vernon CT!

Okay, okay, so winter’s not quite over yet. But we’ve been getting 60 degree days in Vernon CT! It’s a sure sign that Spring is just around the corner. We’ll trade our parkas for slickers when the Spring rains return. Make sure your home is ready. Test your sump pump NOW.

vernon ct plumber emergency plumbing tip sump pumpWhere is my sump pump?

It’s usually located in the lowest point of your home, such as the basin. It’s called a sump pump because it sits in a basin, otherwise known as a “sump.” Extra water collects in the basin. When the water reaches a certain point, the pump senses it and turns on. It will pump any extra water out of your Vernon CT home to a dry well or storm drain. It’s a pretty low-maintenance, “set it and forget it” piece of equipment. You should have it serviced once a year. Usually, the only time you know that it failed is when you step into your new “pool” in the basement. An annual check-up by a local Vernon CT plumber will provide you peace of mind and protect the life of your investment.

Sump pump test

Just because it was working fine last year doesn’t mean it’s ready for this year’s rainy season. Dirt, gravel, and sand will shorten the life of the pump. Even only an inch or two of water in your basement can cause thousands of dollars in damage. There’s also the inconvenience of cleaning and restoring your basement to its original condition. With the amount of rain we get this time of year, your sump pump has to work hard to protect your home. Here’s an easy way to test the equipment: WATCH VIDEO.

Your local Vernon CT plumber

Be prepared for the rain. Your local professional plumber will inspect your sump pump so that it keeps water where it belongs – outside your home! If it needs to be replaced due to damage or old age, we have plenty of options. We’ll do a thorough assessment and match the right sump pump with your needs. If you really want to be prepared, ask us about our battery back-up sump pumps. They work even when the power doesn’t. Protect your home. Call Rapid Service LLC today at 860-228-1036. We guarantee professional service by trained, expert technicians who can check your sump pump or install the right system to meet the needs of your home.