Spring is coming up soon, and we’re already experiencing warmer weather here in Cincinnati—although these warmer temperatures are also coming with rains and thunderstorms. The change between seasons from winter to spring is when flooding presents the biggest danger to homes. Snowmelt and stormy weather can mean water entering your home’s basement or crawlspace, causing expensive water damage and creating an environment where mold and mildew develop.
This is where a sump pump is invaluable. A sump pump turns on automatically to pump out excess water that flows into the lower parts of a home. This water is pumped out to the waste water system or into a well. If you don’t have a sump pump in your home, we encourage you to contact our professional plumbers to arrange for this service. If you do have a sump pump, look below to find out how to prepare it for the season of flooding.