Severe weather across Ontario has caused close to $1 billion in insured damage, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. It is imperative with increasing water table issues to ensure your home is protected. But what can you do? Install a sump pump!
The #1 reason homeowners are installing sump pumps is to prevent basement flooding in Toronto.
What is a sump pump?
A sump pump is a mechanical pump that pumps water away from your house. It is collected through your weeping tile and into a pit with the pump. The pump has floats which tell it how high the water is and when to start pumping. It prevents basement flooding in Toronto by collecting all the ground water BEFORE it can penetrate your foundation or come up through the basement.
For added protection, you can install a high-level alarm that alerts you to malfunctions in the sump pump system. Our plumbers always recommend installing an alarm as regular maintenance is often overlooked by homeowners. If your sump pump becomes clogged or isn’t working the alarm will sound, thus providing time to fix the issue before the pit overflows and floods your basement. This added protection can even come wifi enabled and send updates right to your phone. Just another great way to prevent basement flooding in Toronto
Who should install a sump pump?
You should consider installing a sump pump if any of the below sounds familiar: