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Don't Let Spring Showers Turn into a Basement Flood: Prepare Your Sump Pump

Here in Colorado, spring is a time of renewal. The days get longer, the flowers start to bloom, and those of us who love the outdoors can finally ditch the winter coats. But spring also brings something else: unpredictable rain storms.

These sudden downpours can wreak havoc on your home, especially your basement. That's where your sump pump comes in – it's your home's defense against a flooded basement.

Why Sump Pumps Are Essential in Colorado

Many Colorado homes have basements, which are susceptible to flooding from heavy rain, melting snow, or even high groundwater levels. A sump pump is a submersible pump installed in a basement pit (the sump) that collects and discharges water away from your foundation.

Here's why having a properly functioning sump pump is crucial:

  • Prevents Basement Flooding: A working sump pump removes excess water before it can cause damage to your basement walls, floors, and belongings.
  • Protects Your Foundation: Flooding can cause cracks in your foundation, leading to expensive repairs down the road.
  • Reduces Mold and Mildew Growth: Excess moisture creates a breeding ground for mold and mildew, which can pose health risks and damage your property.

Spring Cleaning for Your Sump Pump

With spring showers on the horizon, now's the perfect time to make sure your sump pump is ready for action. Here's a quick DIY checklist:

  • Inspect the Sump Pump Pit: Look for any debris or clogs that could prevent the pump from functioning correctly. Remove any leaves, dirt, or other foreign objects.
  • Test Your Sump Pump: Pour a bucket of water into the sump pit. The pump should activate automatically and discharge the water. If it doesn't, contact a plumber for repairs or replacement.
  • Check the Discharge Line: Make sure the discharge line is clear and leads the water away from your foundation.

When to Call Plumbline Services

If you notice any of the following signs, it's time to call Plumbline Services for sump pump service:

  • Your sump pump isn't turning on
  • The pump is making strange noises
  • The discharge line is leaking
  • Your basement is flooding

Plumbline Services: Your Sump Pump Experts

At Plumbline Services, we're your one-stop shop for all your sump pump needs in Colorado. Our licensed and experienced plumbers can:

  • Install a new sump pump
  • Repair your existing sump pump
  • Advise on the best type of sump pump for your home
  • Install a battery backup system to ensure your sump pump continues to function even during a power outage

Don't wait for a spring storm to cause problems in your basement. Contact Plumbline Services today for a sump pump inspection or service. We'll ensure your home is protected from flooding all year round!

Call us at (303) 436-2525 or schedule an appointment online

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