I posted this picture of our backyard on a social media site a couple of years ago, and someone jokingly commented on the fence post that needs to be fixed in this picture. I never even noticed it until then! I kind of think it gives the fence character! Haha! That fence belonged to our awesome neighbors and has since been replaced with another one with all perfectly straight boards. Sometimes flaws can turn into something beautiful, but one thing you do not want to have a flaw in is your sump pump! That could turn into a flooded basement. This blog has nothing to do with crooked fence posts or pretty flowers. I was trying to figure out how to transition to sump pumps!! How’s that for a transition? Pretty bad…I know! I just wanted to show off this pretty picture.
Do you have a basement in your house? If you do I hope you have a sump pump. Sump pumps are one of those things that we rarely think about. When was the last time you even thought about your sump pump? I’ll be honest. We have one. I don’t think about it much. Once in a while I hear it automatically turn on to drain the water if the level gets too high. I know I would be thinking about it if it lost power or suddenly stopped working during a severe storm. If that happens you could end up with some costly flooding in your basement. To make sure your sump pump is in good working order, it is good to have a qualified maintenance person check it out once or twice a year. Click here for maintenance tips from PuroClean Restoration Company for your sump pump.
Take time in the near future to have your sump pump checked out. It could save you from a future disastrous flooding event in your basement!
Jane Freeman is licensed in Property and Casualty Insurance at Peck and Wood Insurance. Peckandwoodinsurance.com