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Preventing flooding in homes with sump pumps

March 14, 2019 08:24 AM

As the snow continues to melt, combined with more rainfall, many homeowners are worried about their homes flooding. 

Restoration experts at Paul Davis Restoration say the most important thing residents can do is test the sump pump and make sure it is working properly. 

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If a sump pump isn't inside of the residence, make sure to clean out the gutters.

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The experts also add to follow through to downspouts and the kick outs as well. Residents will need to make sure the water is flowing away from the house. 

It is best to move any snow and ice away from the foundation of the home.

"Make sure it's plugged in and make sure the battery backup is working and you can either lift up the float on the sump pump," Michael Sleem, with Paul Davis Restoration, said. "Or you can fill up the basket and watch the sump pump actually function. 

Experts say testing a sump pump now would save homeowners tons of money for the future.

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