Posts Tagged ‘Sump Pump’

How To Prep Your Basement Avoid Leaks With The Spring Thaw

Homeowners know that spring can bring out the worst in their basement. Many simply deal with the mess that comes with melting snow, because they think as long as it’s not affecting their belongings and only a little moisture is getting in, what’s the harm? Unfortunately, any water getting through your foundation walls and into…

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Why Do I Need a Sump Pump?

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A sump pump is a valuable tool for all homeowners but how do you know you should have one? There can be a range of questions when it comes to sump pumps! Check below to know if you should have one.

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How Sump Pumps Work: The Sump Pump Basics

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Your sump pump is the unsung hero of your dry basement, doing a thankless job so well you might forget that it’s there. If that’s the case, you should probably go down to your basement and give it some kudos – and a safety check! The sump pump has become a fairly common fixture in…

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Snow: How to Outfox The Elements This Winter

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Everyone wants snow around the holidays. Unless you’re a real Grinch, nobody truly wants a “green Christmas”. While it might be harder to enjoy as a driver or even as a homeowner, a nice snowfall can really define the season. It’s what snow essentially is, and what it can do to your basement that might…

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Waterproofing A New Home 101

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Waterproofing your new home is one of those steps that might not seem as glamorous or important as the other parts in the building of a home, but it’s incredibly necessary. If you want your home to keep its high property value, stay structurally sound, be warm and dry, and be as maintenance-free as possible,…

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Sump Pump Shopping 101

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When it comes to your home, quality investments are critical to saving money long term. Your home is your sanctuary, your recluse; the place where you let your hair down and spend time with your loved ones, or simply unwind from a long, hard day. It’s when corners are cut that your home becomes a…

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My Basement Flooded, Now What?

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With all the rain we’ve been getting lately, it’s a high possibility that you’ve been afflicted with one of the homeowner’s worst nightmares: a flooded basement. Don’t panic, we’re going to cover the bases on what needs to be done in this blog, and help you where we can! If your basement hasn’t flooded, it…

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Basement Apartments: What You Must Know!

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Basement apartments; a good way for a person to either potentially help pay off their mortgage or help with their bills, or a good ‘starter’ apartment for those who don’t mind living under the ground. While this can turn into a win-win scenario for both parties, it can also turn into a massive, wet mess.…

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What’s so French about drains?

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One would assume that drains have nothing to do with French culture; they do not possess a reputation for being high class or fancy but French drains actually solve a serious drainage problem. French drains can transform your lawn from having an ugly mini pond in the middle of it after a rainstorm, to having…

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Steps for Maintaining your Sump Pump

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One of the more challenging aspects of being a homeowner is dealing with flooding in the basement. During the wet seasons, water often seeps in, and if you are not prepared for it, this can cause thousands of dollars in damage. Many homeowners install sump pumps to make sure their basement doesn’t suffer from flooding. However, a sump…

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