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Sump Pump Problem in St. Clair Shores?

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

A sump pump is shown. We respond to water damage emergencies every winter in Macomb County.

SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores has been restoring water damage for St. Clair Shores residents and businesses for many years. Flooded basements are common, and they are often caused by sump pump failure. Here are some maintenance tips from the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety to keep your sump pump working correctly:

  • Open the lid and remove debris that may be blocking the water inlet screen
  • Pour about five gallons of water into the pump and watch the float valve rise
  • As the float valve rises, the pump should turn on, and the water should discharge through the outlet pipe
  • Go outside and inspect the outlet pipe
  • Water should be flowing from the pipe and away from the home
  • Contact a plumbing professional if the sump pump fails to operate during this inspection
  • Install a battery backup system
  • Choose a system with a battery replacement warning
  • Replace batteries every two to three years

Call Us!

You never know when you’ll have a water damage emergency in your St. Clair Shores home or commercial business, but when you do, you can count on the professionals at SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores to restore your damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 586-741-5050.

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