Sump Pump replacement & Basement Flood Protection - Indianapolis
Sump Pump replacement and Basement Flood Prevention
Sump pump replacement and basement flood prevention is a homeowner’s priority in Indianapolis. Your finished basement is your pride and joy. You’ve spent thousands of dollars and countless hours converting your bleak, concrete dungeon into an enjoyable and comfortable living space. The last thing you need is a tidal pool of groundwater or sewage infiltrating your new home office or wet bar. A simple flash flood or an overflowing creek or wash can easily transform your new carpeting into a coagulated mess of mold and mildew.
WARNING: Do Not underestimate the chances of your basement flooding. This can happen in any home, no matter how well you protect it.
At Carter’s My Plumber, we believe that your basement isn’t “finished” without some flood prevention steps. These actions include sump pump replacement measuring, and basement flood prevention parameters. tYou need layers of protection for the adequate safety of family, pets, and property.
It’s important for you as a homeowner to minimize the risk of basement flooding to prevent damage to your home, your belongings and avoid the cost of repairs. If you isolate your home from the City’s sewer system, you can significantly reduce the risk of basement flooding.
To help you protect your home from flooding, it is important for you to install flood protection devices, including:
Sump Pumps with Battery Backup
Pipe Severance & Capping
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STORMPRO® Deluxe Dual Pump Flood Control System sump pump
One product we highly recommend is the STORMPRO® Deluxe Dual Pump Flood Control System sump pump
Practical Measures to Avoid Basement Flooding
Basement flooding problems are best diagnosed by working your way down from the eavestroughs and downspouts, to the lot and foundation drainage, and then to the plumbing system — both inside your home and beyond its connection to the municipal sewer system.
Sump Pump Maintenance
There are also several additional flood protection measures that may be considered.
Plumbing Fixture Maintenance
Have a qualified plumber inspect all floodproofing devices and plumbing fixtures (i.e. sump pumps, backwater valves, floor drains, etc.) regularly to ensure proper operation. Check the operating instructions for more detailed information and safety guidelines, or ask your plumber to explain the details of your system to you.
Battery Backup Sump Pump
Severe storms are often accompanied by power blackouts. A battery powered backup sump pump may be a prudent investment. Most pumps are made to fit in beside the main sump pump and also have an audible alarm that warns the main pump has failed so that you can attend to its repair or replacement. There are also water powered backup sump pumps available that run by water flowing through the pump impeller.
Not sure where to begin?
Let Carter Plumbing Service licensed Plumbers help you understand, assess your needs and get the most from the Basement Flood Protection.
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Flood Insurance – A Necessity!
Most Homeowner Insurance policies Do Not protect you from flood or Earth Movement (Mudslides) damage. Be sure to check Your Homeowner’s Insurance policy thoroughly. If it only protects you from wind damages, not flood damage, contact your insurance agent or FEMA for advice on how to add flood insurance to your existing coverage.
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Carter’s came out and replaced the sump pump in my basement. They were on time, polite, and very professional. The work, replacing both the sump pump and its battery backup, was completed quickly and efficiently at a reasonable cost.
This is the second time I’ve use Carter’s, and have been very pleased on both occasions.
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